Avi Turetsky’s Personalized EAJL Nusach Page

Avi, this is your EAJL Studies Blog (really a “journal”) of your lessons and progress. Please use the tools and downloadable items provided below. For questions, e-mail me at cantorgreen@gmail.com or call/text/WhatsApp me at 613-327-3984. Check this page to ensure it’s working properly right after each lesson, and let me know if there’s a problem right away.

Tutoring Schedule – Fridays, 10:00-11:00am Eastern (SKYPE – jgreen361)

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Tu, May 24

12:30-1:30pm EDT

PMT Req’d

Intros

Jewish background/involvement

Why/How EAJL?

Nusach exposure so far

Leadership experiences so far

What flavor of shul(s)

With what are we starting?

What siddur/machzor?

Learn Mincha for Weekdays
Fr, Jun 3

11:00am-12:00pm

SKYPE

PMT Req’d

Review Mincha for weekday

Prepare Gabbai material for Shabbat mornings p141 Blue Sim Shalom

Find out why bow left then right at Zeh el Zeh v’amar

Learn Gabbai Materials for Shabbat morning (mostly Weekday Minor, V’atem Had’veikim in Torah trope!)

Listen to some pentatonic tunes as mnemonics for start of Weekday Amida repetition.

We, June 15

2-3pm

SKYPE

PMT Req’d

Review Gabbaiut for Shabbat Morning

Prepare Adonai Malach version of Mi Shebeirach (ie., Bar Mitzvah, celebrations)

Prepare Weekday Ma’ariv

Learn Weekday Ma’ariv

See if you can find the Andrew Bernard nusach book (I’ll have to find the title when I’m back in the office.

Fr, June 24

10-11am

Review weekday ma’ariv (incl. shiva minyan, other mods)

Prepare Weekday P’sukei D’zimra

Practice L’David Adonai Ori (S’lichot style)/Achat Sha’alti/Lulei He’emanti; LaM’natzeiach

Work on PD for weekday, “weekday minor” nusach

Fr, July 1

10-11am

Review PD to date

Review weekday Ma’ariv

Review L’David Ori, Lam’natzeiach (“extras” after Ma’ariv)

Prepare Ya’aleh

Continue w PD

Confirm with Jalda that we’re continuing toward certification.

Practice staying freigish mode during weekday ma’ariv. Particularly, don’t jump up an open fifth to start phrases, but rather, pass through the major third (to divert your mind away from a minor third which is for shacharit).

Fr, July 22

10-11am

Review some of Weekday ma’ariv again to check on the freigish mode.

Prepare Weekday Mincha modifications for Fast days, Yom HaShoah, R”Ch, Chanukah, Purim, Yom Ha’atzma’ut

Work on HH Kaddish after layning

Keep touching up wkday PD

Fr, Aug 5

10-11am

Review weekday PD

Review HH Kaddish after Layning

Tropify the Aliya Bar’chu

Practice PD B’rachot up and down versions per 2 lines.

Learn Ya’aleh V’yavo – Glass Composition

Fr, Aug 12

11am-12pm

Review HHs Trope Gabbai stuff

Review PD B’rachot for ups and downs

Prep Weekday Shacharit

Practice Az Yashir

Learn Beginning of Shacharit

Learn Ya’aleh V’yavo – Glass Composition

NO SESSION NEXT WEEK – AVI WORK WEEK IN ISRAEL

Fr. Aug 26

10am Eastern

SKYPE

Review Ya’aleh V’yavo – Glass

Review start of Shacharit for Weekday

Continue learning from p33 Sh’ma

Work out notes of transition from l’fanecha to lif-leita in Ya’aleh v’yavo. End of l’fanecha: drop down an octave for lif-lei; up a fourth for ta, down a half for the rest of ta.

Work on Bar’chu transition-to-freigish note.

Fr, Sep 2

10am

CANCELLED – CJG SCHEDULE CHANGE

Review Homework from last week

Prepare Repetition of Wkdy Shacharit Amidah (with mods)

Fr, Sept 9

10-10:30am

(Just half hour)

Review HHs Gabbai material
**Wed, Sep 14**

10:00-11:00am

Review Ya’aleh v’yavo

Review Homework from Aug 26

Prepare Repetition of Wkdy Shacharit Amidah (with mods)

In ya’aleh v’yavo – after v’zichron avoteinu, the next v’zichron uses exactly the same note pattern as the v’zichron right before it. The v’zichron kol am’cha starts on the same note as the beginning of the prayer (Elo…). Same for lif-leitah. Use the audio file too!

Keep practicing weekday freigish nusach up to ga’al Yisrael

**Wed, Sep 21**

**10:30am-11:30am**

CANCELLED BY CJG – Too close to HHs

Review Ya’aleh v’yavo for notes

Review from Malkeinu Melech Avoteinu up to ga’al Yisrael

Prepare Repetition of Amida (pentatonic)

Fr, Sep 30

NO LESSON – AY”T break

Su, Oct 9

9:30-10:15am

Review Ya’aleh v’yavo for notes

Review from Malkeinu Melech Avoteinu up to ga’al Yisrael

Prepare Repetition of Amida (pentatonic)

Keep working on Lif-leita in Ya’ale V’yavo. See Sep. 14.

Review Repetition of Amida for weekday shacharit (same as Shabbat mincha – pentatonic)

Fr, Oct 14

10-11am

Review Lifleita

Review SOME of Pentatonic

Look at modifications for weekday amida (Y”Hashoah, Chanukah, Purim, etc.)

Prepare Weekday Hallel B’racha, first few pages as time allows

**Su, Oct 23

**9:30-10:30am

Review Ya’aleh V’yavo – Accepting ‘liftleita’ modification. Learning done.

Review Hallel first first secti0n – POSTPONE – Avi requested more time to study.

Prepare Hallel from Ahavti to Anna Adonai, including nanuim melody and melodies for different occasions.

Work on lulav shaking choreography & music (nanuim)

Send Avi MP3s for Hodu Ladonai Ki Tov per holiday.

Learn Hallel

Work on Chanukah inserts for Shacharit.

Fr, Nov 4

10-11am

Review Hallel to date (as far as you get before then)

Prepare rest of Hallel

Review Hallel

Learn Na’anuim (Sukkot, Lulav Shaking) nusach for all relevant passages

Learn Chanukah inserts in Shacharit

Fr, Nov. 11

11am-12pm

TBC

JASON CANCELLED – SWAMPED WITH USY CONVENTION

Review Na’anuim in Hallel

Review Chanukah inserts for Shacharit

Review last 2 prayer of Hallel

Prepare Weekday Torah service

No lesson Nov. 18 CJG returning from LA
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Downloads (click to open, right-click to save to your computer)

Goals

Weekday Mincha (incl. modifications for shiva) – DONE

Weekday modifications for Fast days, Yom HaShoah, R”Ch, Chanukah, Purim, Yom Ha’atzma’ut – DONE

Weekday Ma’ariv – DONE

HH Trope – DONE

HH Gabbai Call-up & Aliya Bar’chu (HH Trope) – DONE

Weekday PD – DONE

Weekday Shacharit – DONE

(Weekday) Hallel – IN PROGRESS

Weekday Torah Service –

 

Eicha Trope –

Shir Hashirim/Kohelet/Rut trope –

 

Notes