Olivia, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|Intro to B’nei Mitzvah Process
Intro to Webpage
|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, Nov 9
|Review what you’ve learned so far||In aliya 4, smooth out all the “munach r’vi’i” tropes in verses 11-13, making those three phrases smooth and confident.|
|Tu, Nov 16
|Review Aliya 4 verses 11-13
Work on verse 14-15
|Smooth out verses 14 and 15. Review the whole thing, of course!|
|Tu, Nov 30||NO LESSONS – CHANUKAH||Keep working on all 4 aliyot|
|Tu, Dec 7
|NO LESSON – EXAMS
|Tu, Dec 14
|Review Aliya 4
Start the Torah Processional
|Smooth out aliya 4 – use the MP3s as needed
Learn Vay’hi Binsoa (Shabbat melody) (PDF | MP3), first 3 printed lines. If you have time, just finish it up by learning the last line (same melody as line 3)
|Tu, Dec 21
Tu, Dec 28
|NO LESSON THESE TWO WEEKS – CANTOR VACATION||Finish smoothing out Vay’hi Binsoa (entire – PDF | MP3)
Learn all of L’Cha Adonai, bottom of the same page (p65) (MP3).
You have until Tuesday, Jan. 4th to learn it. The melody and a bunch of the words are repetitive, so it should be reasonable to learn it all in that time.
|Tu, Jan. 4
|Re-Prepare Vay’hi Binsoa (Olivia had webpage technical difficulties over break)||Finish learning Vay’hi Binsoa (PDF | MP3)|
|Tu, Jan 11
Zoom (CJG PMID)
|Review Vay’hi Binsoa
Prepare Gad’lu & First half of L’Cha Adonai
|Learn Gad’lu (MP3) and first half of L’Cha Adonai up to l’chol l’rosh (MP3)|
|Tu, Jan 18
|Review Torah Processional to date
Prepare 2nd half of L’Cha Adonai
|Learn 2nd half of L’Cha Adonai (Rom’mu section)
Touch up the first half, partic. tune of “ki chol bashamayim” and “ha-mam-lacha”
Print Chatzi Kaddish for next lesson (PDF)
|Tu, Jan 25
|Review Gad’lu and L’Cha Adonai
Prepare Chatzi Kaddish after Torah Reading, first paragraph up to end of Y’hei Sh’meih
|Learn Chatzi Kaddish after Torah reading, first paragraph up to end of Y’hei Sh’meih (PDF | MP3)|
|Tu, Feb 1
|Review L’Gadlu & L’cha Adonai
Review Chatzi Kaddish first half
Prepare Chatzi Kaddish 2nd half
Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)
Torah Blessings (PDF)
Rosh Chodesh Weekday Torah Readings (folder)
Weekday Torah Service (PDF)
Chatzi Kaddish after Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)
Friday Night (PDF) – Kabbalat Shabbat (MP3 folder) – Friday Ma’ariv (MP3 folder)
Havdallah (resources folder)
Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE
All 4 R”Ch Torah aliyot – DONE
Torah Processional – IN PROGRESS
Chatzi Kaddish after Torah Reading –
Torah Recessional –
D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –
Other items as time allows: Musaf; Hallel