Eliya Read’s Personalized Bat Mitzvah Page

Eliya, use this page 3-4 times each week to prepare for your Bat 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

Bat Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, SEPT. 17th, 2022, 9:00am
PARASHAT “KI TAVO”
21 Elul, 5782

Tutoring Schedule – Starting May 20th: Thursdays, 3:20-3:40pm on Skype (ID jgreen361)

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
We, May 5, 2021

6-6:45pm

ZOOM

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)

Tu, Oct 19

5:20-5:40pm

Prepare Torah Blessings (before and after) Learn Torah Blessings (PDF | MP3 Before | MP3 After)

Get looseleaf folder (with pockets for sheets Cantor Green gives you) and add the above to it.

Tu, Oct 26 NO LESSON Keep practicing the above
Tu, Nov 2

5:40-6pm

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Haftara Trope like a song, first half, up to first sof pasuk.

Learn first half of Haftara Trope (PDF) up to first sof pasuk. (MP3)
Tu, Nov 9

5:40-6pm

Review first half of Haftara Trope

Prepare 2nd half of haftara trope

Learn second half of Haftara Trope (same PDF and MP3 as last week)
Tu, Nov 16

5:40-6pm

Review Haftara Trope

Prepare Blessing before Haftara

Learn Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)
Tu, Nov 23

5:40-6pm

Review Blessing before Haftara

Prepare Haftara 60:1-2

Learn Haftara 60:1-2 (from 0:00 to 0:40 of the audio file below)

Keep practicing blessing before the Haftara – you will sing it before every runthrough of the haftara!

Tu, Nov 30 NO LESSON – CHANUKAH PROGRAMMING AT KBI Learn Haftara 60:3
Tu, Dec 7 Print Haftara in colour

Review Haftara to date (with Blessing)

Prepare Haftara verse 4 and half of v5

NO LESSON – KIDS NEEDED A BREAK.

Tu, Dec. 14 Print Haftara in colour

Review Haftara to date (with Blessing)

Prepare Haftara verse 4 and half of v5

Learn Haftara 60:4 and half of 60:5 up to l’vaveich.
Th, Dec 23

5-5:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest-of-60:5 and 60:6

Learn Haftara rest-of-60:5, 60:6, and first 4 words of 60:7 (up to yikav’tzu lach)

You have just under two weeks to learn it!

Tu, Dec 28 NO LESSON – CANTOR AWAY Keep studying everything learned so far – keep it fresh and error-free!
Tu, Jan 11

5:40-6pm

MISSED LAST WEEK’S LESSON BECAUSE THE READ FAMILY HAD COVID

Review Haftara to date

Prepare rest-of-60:7 and 60:8

Learn rest-of-60:7 and 60:8
Tu, Jan 18

5:40-6pm

Review Haftara to date with blessing

Prepare Haftara 60:9

Learn Haftara 60:9
Tu, Jan 25

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 60:10-11

Learn Haftara 60:10-11
Tu, Feb 1

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare haftara 60:12 and half of 60:13 up to yach-dav

Smooth out 60:10-11 so you can move confidently through them

Learn haftara 60:12 and half of 60:13 up to yach-dav

Tu, Feb 8

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v9

Prepare rest of 60:13 and 60:14 up to v’hish-tachavu

Smooth out 60:12 and half of 60:13

Learn rest of 60:13 and first half of 60:14 (up to v’hish-tachavu)

Tu, Feb 15

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date from the blessing

Prepare rest of 60:14, and 60:15

Learn rest of 60:14 and 60:15
Tu, Feb 22

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 60:13

Prepare Haftara 60:16, and 60:17 up to chesef

Fix the transition from v’ein oveir to v’sam-tich (notes). Use the audio file as needed.

Learn Haftara 60:16 and half of 0:17 up to chesef

Tu, Mar 1

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest-of-60:17 and 60:18 up to b’ar-tzeich

Learn Haftara rest-of-60:17 and 60:18 up to b’ar-tzeich
Tu, Mar 8

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v13

Prepare rest of 60:18 and 60:19 up to lo ya-ir lach

Learn rest of 60:18 and 60:19 (you have two weeks to do that!)
Tu, Mar 15 No Lesson – Purim week
Tu, Mar 22

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v14

Prepare 60:20-21

Learn Haftara 60:20-21

Go back and practice/smooth out all of the haftara to date.

Tu, Mar 29

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date Review Haftara from v 16 to 21, using the audio file to make sure you’re becoming good at doing it just like the audio file. When you come across a word that you were ‘about to’ sing different, go back and write yourself a transliteration from the audio file to make sure you get used to the correct word or trope.
Tu, Apr 5

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 60:14

Prepare rest-of-Haftara 60:21 and 60:22 (end!)

Learn Haftara rest-of 60:21 and 60:22
Tu, Apr 12

5:20-5:40pm

Review Entire Haftara

Prepare Blessing 1 after haftara

Learn blessing 1 after haftara – 1st half (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)
Tu, Apr 19 NO LESSON – PASSOVER, but do the homework ===> Learn blessing 1 after haftara – 2nd half (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)
Tu, Apr 26

5:20-5:40pm

Review haftara from 60:21

Review Blessing 1 after Haftara

Prepare Blessing 2 and a bit of 3 after haftara, up to yeishev zar (2 words on top of p2)

Learn Blessing 2 and a bit of #3 after haftara, up to yeishev zar (2 words on top of p2)
Tu, May 3

5:20-5:40pm

Review blessing after haftara to date

Prepare rest of blessing 3

Prepare 1st half of blessing 4

Review Haftara up to verse 7

Learn rest of blessing 3 after haftara and first part of Blessing 4 after haftara (up to HaShabbat HaZeh)
Tu, May 10

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessings after Haftara to date

Prepare rest of blessing 4 after haftara

Review haftara from v8

Learn the rest of Blessing 4 after the haftara
Tu, May 17

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessings after haftara

Review haftara from v15

Prepare Torah Trope like a song (we can actually use the same sheet as I gave you for Haftara Trope — it’s the same trope names, just slightly different notes!)

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

Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

Ki Tavo Maftir Aliya (PDF | MP3), all in Deut. Chapter 29

6 – 0:00 7 – 0:24 8 – 0:45

Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Haftara Ki Tavo (PDF | MP3) – all in Isaiah Ch 60

1 – 0:00 2 – 0:16 3 – 0:40 4 – 0:55 5 – 1:22 6 – 1:51
7 – 2:24 8 – 2:51 9 – 3:06 10 – 3:48 11 – 4:11 12 – 4:40
13 – 5:00 14 – 5:32 15 – 6:07 16 – 6:31 17 – 7:01 18 – 7:42
19 – 8:07 20 – 8:39 21 – 9:07 22 – 9:31

Blessings after Haftara (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

Torah Service (PDF)

 

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – IN PROGRESS

Haftara Trope – DONE

Blessing before Haftara – DONE

Haftara – DONE

Blessings after Haftara – IN PROGRESS

Maftir aliya –

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

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

 

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