Shia, use this page 3-4 times each week to prepare for your Bar 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 email@example.com or call/text 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 the B’NEI MITZVAH HANDBOOK at www.kehillatbethisrael.com/bm-handbook.
|Su, May 8, 2022
|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.
|Tu, May 24
|Prepare Blessing Before Torah reading||Write name, phone number, and email address on BM folder (provided)|
|Tu, May 31
4:30-5:00pm Talmud Torah
|Review Blessing before Torah Reading
Prepare Blessing after Torah reading
|Learn Blessing after Torah reading (PDF | MP3)
Print Weekday Tazriya aliyah 1 IN COLOUR (PDF)
|Tu, Jun 7
(There’s no Talmud Torah from this point, through the summer)
|Review Blessings before and after Torah reading
Prepare Torah Trope like a song
|Learn Torah Trope, 1st half like a song (PDF | MP3)|
|Tu, Jun 14
|Review first half of Torah Trope
Prepare 2nd half
|Learn Torah Trope, 2nd half (PDF | MP3)
Once you’ve made that smooth, go back and connect it to the first half — sing all the way through!
Keep practicing everything we’ve learned so far, at least once a week!
|Tu, Jun 21
|Review Torah trope (the whole page)
Prepare Tazriya, aliya 3, first verse.
|Learn Tazriya, aliya 3, 13:1|
|Tu, Jun 28
|Review aliya 3 to date
Prepare Aliya 3, first half of 13:2
Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)
Torah Blessings (PDF)
Weekday Tazriya (Folder)
Weekday Torah Service (PDF)
Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE
|1 – 0:00||2 – 0:16||3 – 0:55||4 – 1:40||5 – 2:19|
|1 – 0:00||2 – 0:13||3 – 0:47||4 – 1:00|
|5 – 0:00||6 – 0:30||7 – 1:07||8 – 1:37|
Torah Processional –
Torah Recessional –
Conclusion of Services (Ashrei…Adon Olam)
D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –
Other items as time allows: Shacharit,