Cole Bergman’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page (new)

Cole, 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, 5:20-5:40pm IN-PERSON (or if needed, on ZOOM at this link)

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Su, Sept 26

10-10:45am

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

5:20-5:40pm

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

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Haftara Trope like a song, first half

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

5:20-5:40pm

Review first half of Haftara Trope sheet

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

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara Trope

Prepare Haftara 66:15-16

Learn Haftara 66:15-16 using the audio file and table below
We, Dec 1 NO LESSON – Chanukah – Cantor unavailable Keep learning haftara 66:15-16
We, Dec 8

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date (from v15)

Prepare Haftara 66:17

Touch up the musical notes of the “tip’cha” trope words (ie., v’chasufah, uv-charbo, v’rabu). Use the audio files to make sure you’re singing the correct notes — all low notes until the last syllable, where you move up one note.

Learn Haftara 66:17

We, Dec 15

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date (from v15)

Prepare Haftara 66:18 and first part of v19 (up to end of page, p’sik)

Learn Haftara 66:18 and first part of 66:19 up to the end of p3.
We, Dec 22

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest of 66:19

Fix the melody (trope) of L’kabeitz et-kol-hagoyim by listening to that audio file at that moment a few more times until you are comfortable and doing the same tune as the audio file, on your own

Learn rest of 66:19 (from top of p4, but make it connects to the first half of the verse)

We, Dec 29 NO LESSON – CANTOR AWAY Keep studying 66:19
We, Jan 5

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date (from v15)

Prepare 66:20, first half

Finish learning (partic trope/melody) of 66:19

Learn first section of 66:20 (up to basusim) – make sure to observe the short pauses  |

We, Jan 12

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v15 to date Go back to v18-20 and sort out ALL of the tropes (melodies) so that you’re confidently singing exactly as in the audio files, and then can sing them on your own with confidence
We, Jan 19

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v15

Prepare Haftara rest-of-66:20

Learn Haftara rest-of-66:20
We, Jan 26

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v15

Prepare Haftara 66:21 and 66:22 up to n’um Adonai

Touch up pronunciation of “kod-shi Yerushalayim” in 66:20

Learn Haftara 66:21 and 66:22 up to n’um Adonai

We, Feb 2

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date (from v15)

Prepare Haftara rest-of-66:22 and 66:23

1. Learn Haftara rest-of-66:22 and 66:23

2. Go back and make sure v20-22 is identical to the audio file (v20 – v’heivi-u; v21 – v’gam meihem ekach — and notes; v22)

We, Feb 9

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date (from v15)

Prepare Haftara 66:24 (last new verse!)

Learn Haftara 66:24

Go back and smooth out 66:23 using the audio file to make sure it’s the same (tune and word pronunciation)

Time to start coming to shul and experiencing Saturday morning services – 9am service start (but arrive by 9:25ish and you’ll be okay!)

We, Feb 16

5:20-5:40

Review Haftara from v15

Work on 66:23-24

Smooth out 66:23-24, making sure you spend some “thought” on the starting note of b’figrei and ha-anashim.
We, Feb 23

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 66:22

Prepare Haftara 66:23* special ending

Fix melody of 66:24 from Haposh’im Bi through Lo Tamut — use the audio file

Learn special ending for the end-of-Haftara in 66:23* (last sentence). Make sure to go UP at vot!

We, Mar 2

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 66:22

Prepare Blessing 1 after haftara, 1st half

Print the Blessings after the Haftara (PDF)

Learn blessing 1 after haftara, first half (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

We, Mar 9

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 66:22

Review Blessing 1 after haftara, first half

Prepare second half of blessing 1 after haftara

Finish learning blessing 1 after haftara, 1st half (homework from last week)

Touch up v24 – tune/trope needs to be updated to be correct.

We, Mar 16 NO LESSON – PURIM! Learn second half of Blessing 1 after haftara
We, Mar 23

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 66:22, with blessing 1 after haftara to date

Prepare 2nd half of blessing 1 after the haftara

Learn 2nd half of blessing 1 after haftara (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

If you have time, start listening to blessing 2 after the Haftara.

We, Mar 30

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 66:23

Review Blessing 1 after haftara

Prepare Blessing 2 after haftara

Smooth out 2nd half of blessing 1 after haftara (tune) – go back to the audio file for this

Learn Blessing 2 after haftara

Please start coming to shul regularly on Shabbat mornings. You have to experience it to be ready for it! Also, the congregation wants to get to know you before your big day!

We, Apr 6

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessings 1 and 2 after haftara

Prepare Blessing 3 after haftara, first half

Review Haftara section

Learn first half of Blessing 3 after haftara up to lo yeishev zar on p2
We, Apr 13

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessings after haftara to date

Prepare 2nd half of blessing 3 after the haftara.

Smooth out and get confident with the correct melody for all the “Baruch Atah Adonai”s, where all notes are stepwise (keep moving down the scale) until “nai”.

Learn the second half of blessing 3 after the haftara (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

We, Apr 20 NO LESSON – PASSOVER – CJG not available Keep reviewing and perfecting everything learned so far.
We, Apr 27

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessings after Haftara to date

Prepare Blessing 4 after haftara, first half.

Learn first half of blessing 4 after haftara (up to ul-tif-aret)
We, May 4

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessings after Haftara to date

Prepare 2nd half of blessing 4 after Haftara

Please take your Bar Mitzvah materials with you to Israel so you can keep everything fresh

Learn the second half of Blessing 4 after the Haftara.

COLE IN ISRAEL UNTIL May 23
We, May 25

5:20-5:40pm

Review all 4 Blessings after Haftara

Prepare Torah Trope sheet

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

Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

Chamishi Aliya (PDF | MP3), All in Deut. Ch 14 (Ari is doing maftir for R”Ch)

22 – 0:00 23 – 0:19 24 – 1:08 25 – 1:49
26 – 2:16 27 – 3:04 28 – 3:23 29 – 3:53

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 | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

Torah Recessional (PDF) (Ari is doing processional)

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE

Haftara – DONE

Blessings after Haftara – IN PROGRESS

Torah Processional (Ari) – DONE

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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