Ari Wiseman’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Ari, 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 cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com or call/text me at 613-327-3984. It is your responsibility to check this page to ensure it’s working properly right after each lesson, and let Cantor Green know if there’s a problem right away.

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

Bar Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, August 27th, 2022, 9:00am
PARASHAT R’EI / Rosh Chodesh Elul
30 Av, 5782

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Nov. 3: Wednesdays, 5:00-5:20pm IN-PERSON

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
We, Oct 6, 2021

6:45-7:30pm

In-Person @ KBI

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. In your first homework session, Listen to the assigned audio files, each phrase separately, at least 15 times each. Let it sink in! Best practice is to listen a couple more times in a second sitting before trying to sing along.

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. You’ll know you’re ready for step 3 when the audio recording feels too slow or is ‘holding you back’.

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.

Bring a looseleaf binder (with sheet pockets)

We, Nov 3

5-5:20pm

Prepare Blessings Before and After Torah reading Learn Torah Blessings (PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)
We, Nov 10

5-5:20pm

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Haftara Trope like a song

Learn first half of Haftara Trope like a song (PDF | MP3) up to first sof-pasuk.
We, Nov 17

5-5:20pm

Review first half of Haftara trope

Prepare 2nd half

Learn 2nd half of Haftara trope like a song (PDF | MP3) from pazeir.

When you go through the whole sheet, concentrate on the symbols, not the words themselves, because it’s the symbols we’ll be using in your actual haftara. You should be associating the sound you’re singing with the shape of the trope, not the shape of the word!

We, Nov 24

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara Trope

Prepare Blessing before Haftara

Learn blessing before Haftara  (PDF | MP3)
We, Dec. 1 NO LESSON – CHANUKAH PROGRAMMING (Cantor unavailable) Continue learning Blessing before Haftara

Listen to Haftara 66:1-2 using the MP3 below

We, Dec 8

5-5:20pm

Review Blessing before Haftara

Prepare Haftara 66:1-2

Learn Haftara 66:1-2 using the MP3 below
We, Dec 15

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 66:3

Touch up trope in 66:2, 2nd half (from v’el zeh)

Learn Haftara 66:3

We, Dec 22

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 66:4 and first part of 66:5

Learn Haftara 66:4 (you have two weeks to do this).

If you can, also learn 66:5 up to son-eichem m’nadeichem, the first two words on the next page.

We, Dec 29 NO LESSON – CANTOR AWAY Try to add 66:5 as above.
We, Jan 5

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare haftara second half of 66:5 and 66:6

Learn Haftara second half of 66:5, and 66:6 using the audio file and table below
We, Jan 12

5-5:20pm

ZOOM (CJG PMID)

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 66:7 and first half of 66:8

Fix the melody of “Kol Sha-on Mei-ir” at the start of 66:6. It’s the same melody (Trope) as 66:4 – Vaya-asu Hara B’einai.

Learn Haftara 66:7 and first half of 66:8 (up to B’yom Echad)

We, Jan 19

5-5:20pm

ZOOM

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest of 66:8 and 66:9

Fix the melody of Baruch Ata Adonai in the Blessing before the haftara. That means listen to those three words about 10 times in a row and then sing along with them another 5 times.

Learn rest of 66:8 and 66:9

We, Jan 26

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara to date with fixed blessing

Prepare Haftara 66:10-11

Learn Haftara 66:10-11

Keep practicing everything learned so far, incl. blessing before haftara

We, Feb 2

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 66:12

Learn Haftara 66:12

Once you finish learning 66:12, start listening to 66:13-14 to give you a head start for next week.

We, Feb 9

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 66:13-14

Learn Haftara 66:13-14 (the end of your section!)

Print Torah Processional (PDF)

Start coming to shul on Shabbat mornings – 9:00am start time (but if you’re there by 9:20, you won’t miss anything terribly important)

We, Feb 16

5-5:20pm

Review entire haftara

Prepare Ein Kamocha first paragraph, first half (up to l’olam va-ed)

Learn Ein Kamocha first 3 printed lines (up to l’olam va’ed) (MP3)
We, Feb 23

5-5:20pm

Review Ein Kamocha first 3 lines

Prepare Ein Kamocha next 2 printed lines

Re-study the melody of line 3 of Ein Kamocha

Learn Ein Kamocha next 2 printed lines (MP3)

We, Mar 2

5-5:20pm

Review Ein Kamocha to date

Prepare rest of Ein Kamocha

Learn last 2 printed lines of Ein Kamocha

Learn first printed line of Vay’hi Binso-a (MP3)

We, Mar 9

5-5:20pm

Review Torah Processional to date

Prepare rest of Vay’hi Binsoa and add the “B’rich Sh’meih” intro. You’ll have two weeks to learn this material – no lesson next week because of Purim.

Learn rest of Vay’hi Binsoa and add the “B’rich Sh’meih” intro. You’ll have two weeks to learn this material – no lesson next week because of Purim.
We, Mar 16 NO LESSON – COME TO PURIM ACTIVITIES AT KBI! Keep learning Vay’hi Binsoa
We, Mar 23

5-5:20pm

Review Torah service to date

Prepare Bei Ana Racheitz (2 x Bei!)

Learn Bei Ana Racheitz p140 at the box (MP3)
We, Mar 30

5-5:20pm

Review Torah service to date

Prepare Sh’ma/Echad/Gad’lu p141

ARI DIDN’T APPEAR ON ZOOM

Learn Sh’ma/Echad/Gad’lu p141 (MP3)

We, Apr 6

5-5:20pm

Review Torah service to date

Prepare L’Cha Adonai, first four lines, up to l’chol l’rosh.

Learn L’Cha Adonai, first four lines, up to l’chol l’rosh (MP3)
We, Apr 13

5-5:20

Review L’cha Adonai 1st half

Prepare L’Cha Adonai 2nd half

Review Haftara section with blessing before haftara

ARI DIDN’T APPEAR ON ZOOM

Learn L’Cha Adonai 2nd half (MP3)

We, Apr 20 NO LESSON – PASSOVER (Cantor Not Available) Keep reviewing and perfecting everything learned so far!
We, Apr 27

5-5:20pm

Review Torah Processional to date

Prepare Maftir

Print Maftir PDF in colour, so you can see the trope colours

Learn Maftir 28:9-10 using MP3 and table below (just like for Haftara)

We, May 4

5-5:20pm

Review Maftir to date

Prepare Maftir 28:11-12

Learn Maftir 28:11-12. If all of 12 turns out to be ‘too much’ for this week, learn at least up until “lapar ha-echad
We, May 11

5-5:20pm

Review Maftir to date

Prepare Maftir rest-of 28:12 and 28:13

Review Torah blessings

Learn Maftir rest-of 28:12 and 28:13
We, May 18

5-5:20pm

Review Maftir to date

Prepare Maftir 28:14

Review Ein Kamocha

Learn Maftir 28:14
We, May 25

5-5:20pm

Review Maftir to date

Prepare Maftir 28:15

Review Torah processional from Vay’hi Binsoa

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

Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Maftir (PDF | MP3) – Verses (all in Numbers, Ch. 28):

9 – 0:00 10 – 0:26 11 – 0:38 12 – 1:03 13 – 1:31 14 – 1:54 15 – 2:29

Blessing before Haftara (PDF)

Haftara R’ei/R”Ch (PDF | MP3) all in Isaiah Chapter 66

1 – 0:00 2 – 0:27 3 – 0:54 4 – 1:38 5 – 2:18 6 – 2:55 7 – 3:13 8 – 3:32 9 – 4:04
10 – 4:26 11 – 4:49 12 – 5:11 13 – 5:49 14 – 6:10 15 – 6:37 16 – 7:02 17 – 7:20 18 – 7:54
19 – 8:21 20 – 9:15 21 – 10:16 22 – 10:31 23 – 11:06 24 – 11:34 23* – 12:09

Ari is doing 1-14 / Cole is doing 15-24, 23.

Blessings after Haftara (PDF)

Torah Service (PDF)

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE

Blessing before Haftara – DONE

Haftara – DONE

Torah Processional – IN PROGRESS

Maftir aliya (ARI – 7 p’sukim) –

Chamishi aliya (COLE – 8 p’sukim) –

Torah Recessional – COLE

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

Other items as time allows: Other Torah aliyot; Musaf; Hallel

 

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