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|Tu, May 24
Nusach exposure so far
Leadership experiences so far
What flavor of shul(s)
With what are we starting?
|Learn Mincha for Weekdays|
|Fr, Jun 3
|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
|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
|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
|Review PD to date
Review weekday Ma’ariv
Review L’David Ori, Lam’natzeiach (“extras” after Ma’ariv)
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
|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
Review weekday PD
Weekday Mincha (incl. modifications for shiva) – DONE
Weekday modifications for Fast days, Yom HaShoah, R”Ch, Chanukah, Purim, Yom Ha’atzma’ut –
Weekday Ma’ariv – IN PROGRESS