Jonah Harari’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Jonah’s personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Jonah, use this page 3-4 times each week to prepare for your Bar Mitzvah. To ensure simcha success, please use the tools and downloadable items provided here to learn and practice your training assignments between visits with Cantor Green. For questions, e-mail me at or call/text me at 613-327-3984.

VERY IMPORTANT – MUST READ: KBI B’nei Mitzvah Handbook

Bar Mitzvah Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Parashat Va-et-chanan (weekday)
Hebrew date: 13 Av, 5781

Tutoring Schedule – Thursdays, 5:30-6pm

Th, Oct 15,



Intro to B’nei Mitzvah Process

Intro to Webpage

Goal Setting

Lesson Time

STUDY METHOD (always have your printouts/pages in front of you)

1. Listen to the assigned audio files a whole bunch of times, over several days. Let it sink in!

2. Sing along with the audio files many times until it is identical, smooth and confident. If there are glitches, use the slider to “rewind” and review a word or two at a time until identical.

3. Sing the whole assignment without the audio file (as you will in your next lesson).

Use this approach every week, and knock my socks off with how well you know it!

AND, 4. every week, you MUST review at least once, everything learned to date, and FIX any glitches.

Homework for this week:

Get a looseleaf binder (with sheet pockets)

Th, Oct 29,



Prepare Blessings Before and after the Torah readingLearn Blessing Before Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Learn Blessing After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Confirm you have a working Skype account, and find Cantor Green at jgreen361

Th, Nov 5


Review Blessing before and after Torah Reading

Prepare Torah Trope

Learn First half (first 4 lines) of Torah Trope like a song (PDF | MP3)
Th, Nov 12


Review Torah Trope first half

Prepare 2nd half Torah Trope

Print and use your Torah Trope Sheet.

Use the study technique above to Learn First half (first 4 lines) of Torah Trope like a song (PDF | MP3). For both Pash-ta and Et-nach-ta, make sure you sing low note(s) first, then pop up higher JUST for the last syllable.

Please make sure you study at least 3-4 times each week, for 15-20 minutes each time. Cramming this stuff won’t work. I have faith in you that you can do this!

Th, Nov 19


Review Torah Trope first half

Prepare 2nd half Torah Trope

Learn 2nd half of Torah Trope (from Pazeir) (PDF | MP3)
Th, Nov 26


Review Torah Trope (whole sheet)

Prepare Aliya 1 vs 1-3

Print Torah sheet (PDF)

Learn Aliya 1, 3:23-24 (PDF | MP3)

Th, Dec. 10Review Aliya 1, 3:23-24

Prepare Aliya 1, 3:25

Downloads (click to open, right-click to save to your computer)

Torah Trope (PDF)

Torah – 3 Aliyot (PDF)


Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – IN PROGRESS

Aliya 1

Aliya 2

Aliya 3

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –



Start with weekday Torah, Blessings. At Kotel, kids don’t usually get to lead services, but be ready with it anyway, and be ready for Shabbat if needed…
Then weekday Torah service, using Shabbat nusach (including Shabbat sections, just in case not in Israel)

Rick could do Haftara if it’s a Shabbat BM, with recording
They’re Kohanim, but Nicole converted. So if Shabbat, Jonah would have Kohein Aliya, and read it!