Parashat Vayakhel / פָּרָשַׁת וַיַּקְהֵל

Parashat Vayakhel is the 22nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Next read in the Diaspora on / 25 Adar 5783.

Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1-38:20

Vayakhel (“He Assembled”) opens as God commands the Israelites to observe the Sabbath. Moses asks for material donations for the building of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and the people donate. A group of artisans designated by God begin building the Mishkan and its vessels. [1]

Full Kriyah
  1. 1: 35:1-20 · 20 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 35:21-29 · 9 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 35:30-36:7 · 13 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 36:8-19 · 12 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 36:20-37:16 · 35 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 37:17-29 · 13 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 38:1-20 · 20 p’sukim ·
  8. maf: 38:18-20 · 3 p’sukim ·

N.B. special maftir in years 5780, 5781, 5782, 5783, 5784, 5785, 5786, 5787, 5788, 5789, 5790, 5791, 5792, 5793, 5794, 5796, 5797

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: I Kings 7:40-50 · 11 p’sukim

Haftarah for Sephardim: I Kings 7:13-26 · 14 p’sukim

N.B. special Haftarah in years 5780, 5781, 5782, 5783, 5784, 5785, 5786, 5787, 5788, 5789, 5790, 5791, 5792, 5793, 5794, 5796, 5797

Triennial Year 1

See Vayakhel-Pekudei 5783

Triennial Year 2
  1. 1: 35:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 35:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 35:11-20 · 10 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 35:21-29 · 9 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 35:30-35 · 6 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 36:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 36:8-19 · 12 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: 30:11-16 · 6 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Shekalim

Haftarah*: II Kings 12:1-17 · 17 p’sukim
*Shabbat Shekalim

Triennial Year 3
  1. 1: 36:20-30 · 11 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 36:31-38 · 8 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 37:1-16 · 16 p’sukim ·
  4. 4: 37:17-24 · 8 p’sukim ·
  5. 5: 37:25-29 · 5 p’sukim ·
  6. 6: 38:1-8 · 8 p’sukim ·
  7. 7: 38:9-20 · 12 p’sukim ·
  8. maf*: Numbers 19:1-22 · 22 p’sukim ·
    *Shabbat Parah

Haftarah*: Ezekiel 36:16-38 · 23 p’sukim
*Shabbat Parah

Weekday for Shabbat afternoon, Monday & Thursday
  1. 1: 35:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·
  2. 2: 35:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·
  3. 3: 35:11-20 · 10 p’sukim ·

List of Dates

Parashat Vayakhel is read in the Diaspora on:

References

Parashat Vayakhel from Sefaria.org
Sefaria, Inc.
The Chumash: The Stone Edition (Artscroll Series) (paid link)
Nosson Scherman, Mesorah Publications, 1993
A Complete Triennial System for Reading the Torah
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 1988
An Emendation to Richard Eisenberg’s Complete Triennial System for Reading Torah, to Address a Rare Situation
Committee on Jewish Law and Standards of the Rabbinical Assembly, 2012
Modification of the Triennial Cycle Readings for Combined Parashot in Certain Years
Rabbi Miles B. Cohen, 2020