Merida Sachs’ Personalized Bat Mitzvah Page

Merida, 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.

VERY IMPORTANT – MUST READ: KBI B’nei Mitzvah Handbook ONLINE

Bat Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, MAY 6th, 2023, 9:00am
PARASHAT EMOR
15 Iyyar, 5783

Tutoring Schedule – Wednesdays Starting Sep 15, 5:00-5:20pm in Cantor Green’s Office

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
We, Sep 7

5-5:40pm

In-Person

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.

Th, Sep 15

5:20-5:40pm

Prepare Blessing Before Torah reading

Prepare Blessing After Torah reading

Learn Blessing Before Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)
Th, Sep 22

NO LESSON – CJG RH Prep

No lesson this week, but please do the homework in the next column. Learn Blessing After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)
We, Sep 28

5:20-5:40pm

Review Both blessings before and after Torah reading

Prepare Haftara Trope – 1st half

In blessing before Torah reading, fix “v’natan lanu et Torato” so it’s confident

Make sure the whole Blessing before Torah reading is smooth and rolls off your tongue

Learn Blessing after Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

We, Oct 12

5-5:20pm

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Torah Trope from beginning to “r’vi’i

Finish learning Blessing after Torah reading – particularly the 3rd line (V’chayei Olam Nata B’tocheinu)

Learn Torah Trope from beginning to “r’vi’i” (PDF | MP3)

We, Oct 19

5-5:20pm

Review Torah blessings

Review Torah Trope to date

Prepare Torah Trope up to first sof-pasuk

LESSON CANCELLED – CJG DAY OFF AFTER HHs
We, Oct 26

5-5:20pm

Review Torah blessings

Review Torah Trope to date

Prepare Torah Trope up to first sof-pasuk

Smooth out Blessing after Torah reading (particularly the 3rd line – V’chayei Olam Nata B’tocheinu)

Learn Torah trope from mapach pashta to munach et-nach-ta.

We, Nov 2

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah blessings

Review Torah trope to date (up to etnachta)

Prepare Torah Trope up to t’lisha g’dolah

Learn rest of the Torah Trope sheet, from mercha tip’cha munach et-nach-ta to the end. Use the audio file above.
We, Nov 9

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah Blessings

Review Torah Trope sheet

Finish learning Torah Trope sheet – know it confidently and smoothly for next lesson. You have two weeks to do this (and we have to find an earlier lesson day on either Nov. 21 or 22.
We, Nov 16/23 NO LESSONS – CJG at conference/Vaca

BUT still do homework during that second week.

Learn Maftir 24:21 using the table in the downloads section below. Use the homework technique above (or tweak it in whatever way works for you in order to be well-prepared for next week’s lesson).
We, Nov 30

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah Trope sheet

Review Maftir to date

Prepare Maftir 24:22

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

Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

Maftir Aliya (PDF | MP3)

24:21 – 0:00 24:22 – 0:13 24:23 – 0:32

Blessing before Haftara (PDF)

Haftara (PDF | MP3) …all in Ch 44

15 – 0:00 16 – 0:53 17 – 1:18 18 – 1:59 19 – 2:25 20 – 3:21 21 – 3:42 22 – 3:58
23 – 4:34 24 – 4:53 25 – 5:25 26 – 6:05 27 – 6:18 28 – 6:47 29 – 7:13 30 – 7:33
31 – 8:15

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

Torah Service (PDF)

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading –

Torah Trope –

Maftir aliya –

Haftara Trope –

Blessing before Haftara –

Haftara –

Blessings after Haftara –

Torah Processional (OTT?) –

Torah Recessional (OTT?) –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

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

 

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