Shia Kleiner’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

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 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.


Bar Mitzvah Date: THURSDAY, April 20th, 2023, 7:30am
PARASHAH: Weekday Tazriya
29 Nissan, 5783

Tutoring Schedule – Starting May 24: Tuesdays, 5:00-5:20pm IN PERSON
(Talmud Torah Shul School 4:30-5pm when in session)

Su, May 8, 2022


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.

Tu, May 24


Prepare Blessing Before Torah reading Write name, phone number, and email address on BM folder (provided)

Learn Blessing Before Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Tu, May 31

4:30-5:00pm Talmud Torah

5:00-5:20pm Lesson

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

Tu, July 19


Review Aliya 3, 13:1

Prepare aliya 3, 13:2 up to o-vaheret

Learn aliya 3, verse 13:2 up to o-vaheret
Tu, July 26


Review Aliya 3 to date

Prepare Aliya 3, 13:2 up to haKohein (first word on line 4)

Learn the rest of Aliya 3, 13:2.
Tu, Aug 2


Review Aliya 3 to date

Prepare Aliya 3, 13:3 up to b’or habasar

Review Torah blessings

Learn Aliya 3, 13:3 up to b’or habasar.

THEN start over at the beginning and smooth out verses 1-3.

Tu, Aug 9



Review Aliya 3 to date

Prepare 13:3 up to umar-ei ha-negah

Learn Aliya 3, verse 13:3 up to umar-ei ha-negah from 1:06 of the audio file, up to 1:20.
Tu, Aug 16



Review aliya 3 to date

Prepare Aliya 3 – 13:3 up to
tzara-at hu

Touch up 13:3, from b’or habasar up to umar-ei hanegah (ie., end bit of last week’s homework)

Learn 13:3 up to tzara-at hu

Tu, Aug 23



Review Aliya 3 to date

Prepare Aliya 3 – whole next printed line

Learn Aliya 3, rest of verse 3, and verse 4 to the end of the printed line (l’vanah hi)
Tu, Sep 6



Review Aliya 3 to date

Prepare Aliya 3 vs 4 from b’or b’saro up to lavan

Learn Aliya 3 vs 4 from b’or b’saro up to lavan
Tu, Sep 13


Review Aliya 3, verse 4 up to lavan

Prepare rest of v4

Touch up “ein mar-ehah” pronunciation

Use this audio file to touch up the tricky 2nd halves of verses 3 and 4, as well as to learn the rest of verse 4 (MP3)

Tu, Sep 20



Review Aliya 3 to date

Prepare Aliya 3, verse 5 up to b’einav

Learn Aliya 3, verse 5 up to b’einav (from 2:19 of the aliya 3 audio file, table below!)
Tu, Nov 1



Review Aliya 3 to date

Prepare rest of v5 (end of aliya 3)

Touch up from “v’hinei” to “b’einav

Learn the rest of verse 5 (really, the rest of the aliya!)

Tu, Nov 8



Review Aliya 3 with blessings

Prepare Weekday Torah Processional – Vay’hi Binsoa Ha’aron

Practice Torah reading from the TORAH (right-hand side).

Learn Vay’hi Binsoa Ha’aron (PDF | MP3) up to mi-panecha

Tu, Nov 15

No lesson – CJG AWAY

Do the homework at right ==> Learn Vay’hi Binso’a 3rd printed line (Ki Mitziyon…Mi-rushalayim)
Tu, Nov 22


Review aliya 3 from the Torah side

Review Vay’hi Binsoa

Prepare Gad’lu

Prepare L’Cha Adonai (Shabbat melody) up to v’hahod.

Learn Gad’lu (MP3)

Learn L’Cha Adonai up to v’ha-hod (MP3)

Tu, Nov. 29

5-5:20pm (ZOOM TODAY)

Review Torah service to date

Prepare L’Cha Adonai from ki chol ba-shamayim up to l’chol l’rosh.

1. Learn L’cha Adonai from ki chol ba-shamayim up to l’chol l’rosh.

2. Touch and smooth out Gad’lu from last week

Tu, Dec 6

5-5:20pm in-person

Review Torah service to date

Prepare L’Cha Adonai from First Rom’mu to Kadosh Hu

1. Learn L’Cha Adonai new material “Rom’mu, Rom’mu Adonai Eloheinu”

2. Go back to the beginning of Gad’lu/L’Cha Adonai first paragraph and smooth it all out by listening to that section 15+ times, then singing along 15+ times. If those 5 lines are too much, just focus on, say, the first 3 lines. Quality is more important than Quantity!

3. Practice aliya 3 verse 5 from Left-hand side (Torah side)

Tu, Dec 13


Review Torah Service to date

Prepare 3rd from last line of L’Cha Adonai

Review Aliya 3 from Torah side

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

Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)

Weekday Torah Processional (PDF)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

Weekday Tazriya (Folder)

Weekday Torah Service (PDF)

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE

Torah Trope – DONE

Tazriya Aliya 3 – (PDF | MP3) – All in Lev. Ch 13 – SHIA – DONE

1 – 0:00 2 – 0:16 3 – 0:55 4 – 1:40 5 – 2:19

Torah Processional – IN PROGRESS

Tazriya Aliya 1 – (PDF | MP3) – All in Lev. Ch 12 – SOMEONE ELSE READS

1 – 0:00 2 – 0:13 3 – 0:47 4 – 1:00

Tazriya Aliya 2 – (PDF | MP3) – All in Lev. Ch 12 – SOMEONE ELSE READS

5 – 0:00 6 – 0:30 7 – 1:07 8 – 1:37

Torah Recessional –

Conclusion of Services (Ashrei…Adon Olam)

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

Other items as time allows: Shacharit,