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 – TBD (SKYPE – jgreen361)

Tu, May 24

12:30-1:30pm EDT

PMT Req’d


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



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



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


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)

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


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

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


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