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 email@example.com or call/text me at 613-327-3984.
VERY IMPORTANT – MUST READ: KBI B’nei Mitzvah Handbook
|Th, Oct 15,|
|Intro to B’nei Mitzvah Process|
Intro to Webpage
|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 reading||Learn Blessing Before 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||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)|
|Th, Dec 3||NO LESSON||KEEP LEARNING FROM LAST WEEK|
|Th, Dec. 10||Review Aliya 1, 3:23-24|
Prepare Aliya 1, 3:25
Torah Trope (PDF)
Torah – 3 Aliyot (PDF)
Blessings before and after Torah reading – IN PROGRESS
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!