Bar’chu is recited while standing. The first line is recited by the shaliach tzibur (prayer leader) and the second line is recited by the congregation. During the recitation of the second line, we bow from the waist. The Bar’chu is often called the “call to worship.”

Display Transliteration

בָּרְכוּ אֶת יְיָ הַמְבֹרָךְ! בָּרוּךְ יְיָ הַמְבֹרָךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד!

BAR’CHU et Adonai ham’vorach! Baruch Adonai ham’vorach l’olam va-ed!

Praise Adonai to whom our praise is due forever! Praised be Adonai to whom praise is due, now and forever!


Music and lyrics composed by B. Siegel with permission from the Seigel family.