Ella Bindman’s Personalized Bat Mitzvah Page

Ella, use this page 3-4 times each week to prepare for your Bat 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 me at cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com or call/text me at 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.


Bat Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY AFTERNOON, Nov. 5th, 2022, 4:30pm
11 Cheshvan, 5783

Tutoring Schedule – Starting [DATE]: [Day], X:40-Y:00pm on Skype (ID jgreen361)

Th, Jun 9


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.

Learn Blessing Before Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Learn Blessing After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Th, Jun 23


Review Blessings before and after Torah reading

Discuss meaning of 2nd aliya

Fabulous work and beautiful singing!

This week (or so), spend time getting comfortable singing the two blessings, getting smoother and more confident each time.  Your goal will be to “perform” them with me (ie., you be the bat mitzvah girl and I’ll be the congregation) next time we meet.

Th, Sep 1


Review Blessings before and after Torah Reading Smooth out 3rd line of Blessing After Haftara (v’cha-YEI olam nata b’to-CHEI-nu) – capital letters mean accented syllable.

Make appt with Cantor Green for next check-in around meeting with Rabbi Kenter (about 2-3 weeks from now)

TBD Review Blessings before and after Torah Reading
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Downloads (click to open, right-click to save to your computer)

Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

[Maftir HTML Here]

Blessing before Haftara (PDF)

[Haftara HTML Here]

Blessings after Haftara (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

Torah Service (PDF)

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading –

Maftir aliya –

Blessing before Haftara

Haftara –

Blessings after Haftara –

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

Other items as time allows: Other Torah aliyot; Musaf; Hallel