Rachael Zinman’s Personalized Bat Mitzvah Page

Rachael, 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 10, 2022, 9:00am
PARASHAT KI TEITZEI
14 Elul, 5782

Tutoring Schedule – Wednesdays, 4:00-4:20pm IN PERSON, new time starting Nov. 10

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
We, Sep 1

12:00pm

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 folder (with sheet pockets)

We, Oct 6

4:20-4:40pm

IN PERSON

Prepare Haftara Trope Learn Haftara Trope (PDF | MP3)
We, Oct 13

4:20-4:40pm

Review Haftara Trope

Prepare Blessing Before Haftara (uses trope!)

Learn Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)
We, Oct 20

4:20-4:40pm

Review Blessing before Haftara

Prepare Haftara 54:1 and half of 54:2

Learn Haftara 54:1 and half of 54:2 up to mish-k’notayich (PDF | from 0:00 (min:sec) of the audio file below)
We, Oct 27

4:20-4:40pm

Review Haftara to date (always with blessing before)

Redo of last lesson (but good job picking it up quickly!)

Learn Haftara 54:1-2 (PDF | from 0:00 (min:sec) of the audio file below)
We, Nov 3

4:20-4:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 54:3-4

Learn Haftara 54:3-4 (from 0:54 in the audio file)
We, Nov 10

***3:50-4:10pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 54:4 and half of 54:5

Learn Haftara 54:4 and half of 54:5 up to sh’mo (from 1:13 in the audio)
We, Nov 17

**4:00-4:20pm (new reg time)

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest-of-54:5 and 54:6

Learn Haftara rest of 54:5 and 54:6 (from 1:52 of the audio file)
We, Nov 24

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 54:7

Finish learning Haftara 54:5-6

Learn Haftara 54:7

For both, use the table below

We, Dec. 1 NO LESSON – CHANUKAH
We, Dec 8

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 54:8-9

Learn Haftara 54:8-9
We, Dec 15

4:40-5:00pm

Review Haftara to date

(Rachael only had time for v8)

Prepare Haftara 54:9 and first section of 54:10

Learn Haftara 54:9 and first section of 54:10 up to t’mutenah
We, Dec 22

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare rest of 54:10 and 54:11

NO LESSON, RACHAEL SKI DAY
We, Jan 5

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara to date (Rachael learned up to v9)

Prepare 54:10 and half of 54:11, up to hinei anochi

Learn Haftara 54:10 and half of 54:11, up to hinei anochi.

As always, if you are able to add more, the table below and the audio file is there for you. For instance, you might just finish up v11 if you have time and the inclination.

We, Jan 12

3:50-4:10pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest-of-54:11 and 54:12

Finish smoothing out 10 and first half of 11.

Fix the pronunciation of the first “Nowach” in v9

Learn rest of 54:11 and 54:12

We, Jan 19

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 54:13-15

Touch up 54:12

Learn Haftara 54:13-14, and if you can, also learn 54:15 – all three are short and comparable in total to last week’s learning.

We, Jan 26

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara from p2

Prepare Haftara 54:14-15

Learn Haftara 54:14-15
We, Feb 2

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara 54:14-15

Prepare Haftara 54:16 and half of 17, up to v’chol lashon.

Learn Haftara 54:16 and half of 17, up to v’chol lashon.
We, Feb 9

4-4:20pm

Review whole Haftara to date with blessing

Prepare rest of 54:17

Learn 54:17
We, Feb 16

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara from the start

Prepare 55:1 and half of 55:2 up to l’sov-ah

Learn 55:1 and half of 55:2 up to l’sov-ah
We, Feb 23

**4:40pm-5pm

Review Haftara from p3

Prepare rest of 55:2 and first half of 55:3

Learn rest of 55:2 and first half of 55:3

Smooth out 55:1-2 as well so you can do all of p3 (so far) smoothly.

While you’re going through your haftara this week, any sentences you’re having trouble starting, write out the phonetics of the first word in English letters (ie., transliterate it) to help get you started. Use the audio files if needed.

We, Mar 2

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara from p3

Prepare rest of 55:3 and 55:4

Learn rest-of-55:3 and 55:4
We, Mar 9

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara from page 2

Prepare Haftara 55:5

Start preparing blessing 1 after haftara, first half

You’ll have two weeks to learn today’s homework.

1. Learn 55:4-5

2. Go back and smooth out 55:3

We, Mar 16 NO LESSON – COME TO PURIM ACTIVITIES AT KBI! Learn first half of Blessing 1 after Haftara, up to emet vatzedek.

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

We, Mar 23

4-4:20pm

Review Haftara from Ch 55 to the end!

Review Blessing 1 after haftara first half

Finish learning 55:5

Finish learning Blessing 1 (first half) after haftara (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

We, Mar 30

4-4:20pm

Review entire haftara

Review Blessing 1 after haftara, 1st half

Prepare Blessing 1 after haftara 2nd half

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

Learn Blessing 2 after haftara

We, Apr 6

4-4:20pm

Review blessing 1-2 after Haftara

Prepare blessings 3 after Haftara

Learn Blessing 2 after haftara

Learn Blessing 3 after haftara up to beit David M’shichecha.

We, Apr 13

4-4:20pm

Review Blessings after haftara to date

Prepare rest of blessing 3 after haftara

Learn blessing 3 after haftara (entire) – you have 2 weeks to do this, no lesson next week.
We, Apr 20 NO LESSON – PASSOVER Use this week to review and perfect everything learned so far!
We, Apr 27

4-4:20pm

Review Blessings after haftara

Prepare blessing 4 after haftara, first half

Review Haftara from blessing to v11

Learn 1st half of blessing 4 after haftara (up to ul-tif-aret)

Smooth out blessing 3 after haftara

We, May 4

4-4:20pm

Review Blessings 1 to 3.5 after haftara

Prepare 2nd half of blessing 4

Review Haftara from v12

Finish learning first half of blessing 4 after haftara.

Learn 2nd half

Go back to basics and use the homework technique outlined in the top box of this column to go back to achieving consistently strong results each week. Knock my socks off!

We, May 11

4-4:20pm

Review All 4 blessings after haftara

Prepare Torah Trope sheet

Finish learning second half of blessing 4 after the haftara.

Learn Torah Trope “like a song” (PDF | MP3), but focus on what the tropes look like (shape, colour, and position – above or below word)

We, May 18

4-4:20pm

Review Blessing 4 after haftara

Review Torah Trope sheet

Prepare Maftir – 1st 2 verses

Learn Maftir 25:17 using the table and MP3 below.

If that goes quickly, try Maftir 25:18

We, May 25

4-4:20pm

Review Maftir to date

Prepare Maftir next pasuk

Review all Blessings after Haftara

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

Haftara Trope (PDF | MP3)

Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Haftara (Special for 14 Elul) (PDF | MP3)

54:1 – 0:00 2 – 0:27 3 – 0:54 4 – 1:13 5 – 1:40 6 – 2:05 7 – 2:33 8 – 2:47
9 – 3:13 10 – 3:48 11 – 4:22 12 – 4:44 13 – 5:02 14 – 5:16 15 – 5:39 16 – 5:57
17 – 6:28 55:1 – 7:11 2 – 7:47 3 – 8:14 4 – 8:42 5 – 8:58

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

Torah Blessings (PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)

Torah Trope (PDF | MP3)

Maftir Aliya (PDF | MP3) – All in Deut. Ch. 25

25:17 – 0:00 18 – 0:19 19 –  0:42

Torah Service (PDF)

Goals in order of priority

Blessing before Haftara – DONE

Haftara – DONE

Blessings after Haftara – DONE

Blessings before and after Torah reading –

Maftir aliya – IN PROGRESS

Sh’ma/V’ahavta from Shacharit –

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

Ein Keiloheinu, Aleinu, Adon Olam

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

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

 

Notes