Sam Green’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Sam, 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 me at 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.


Bar Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, OCT 28th, 2023, 9:00am
14 Nissan, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Nov. 1, 2022: Tuesdays, 5:50pm-6:10pm, in-person.

Th, Oct 13


In Person

Intro to B’nei Mitzvah Process

Intro to Webpage

BM Date

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, Nov 1


Prepare Haftara Trope like a song – first half Learn first half of Haftara Trope sheet (PDF | MP3) – up to first sof pasuk. As you go, look at, and point to the trope symbols so that it’s the symbols, not the hebrew letters of the trope names, that stick in your mind as you relate them to the notes in the recording.
Tu, Nov 8


Review Haftara trope up to mapach pashta

Prepare Haftara trope, from munach zakeif katon up to first sof pasuk

This week, learn from munach zakeif katon up to first sof pasuk.
Tu, Nov 15 NO LESSON – CANTOR GREEN AT CONVENTION This week, learn Haftara Trope from Pazeir up to and including kadma v’az-la
Tu, Nov 22

POSSIBLY 6:20-6:40pm, TBC

Review Haftara trope to date

Prepare Haftara trope from Geireish to the end.

Tu, Nov 29


Review Trope Sheet

Prepare Blessing Before Haftara

Learn Blessing Before Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Please make sure each week that you (a) pack your printed materials so that we can use them during lessons, and so you can (b) point to the correct spot at all times — make both of those a habit!

Tu, Dec 6


Review Blessing Before Haftara

Prepare Haftara 40:27 up to “ut-dabeir Yisra-el”

1. Make the Blessing before the Haftara super confident and smooth.

2. Use the Haftara table, PDF and MP3 below to learn Haftara 40:27 up to “ut-dabeir Yisra-el” (ie., up to 0:16 of the audio file)

Tu, Dec 13



Review Haftara to date, with Blessing before.

Prepare Haftara rest of 40:27 and start of 40:28

Learn Haftara rest of 40:27 (from nis-t’ra darki up to mish-pati ya-avor).

If you’re able to do more than that, learn 40:28 up to shamata.

(Use the haftara audio file below, and keep using the homework technique outlined in the top cell of this column.)

Feel better!

Th, Dec. 22


Review Haftara to date, with Blessing before.

Prepare Haftara 40:28 (or rest of it)

Learn 40:27 from nis-t’ra to the end

Learn 40:28 up to shamata

You have two weeks to do this.

Tu, Jan 3


Review Haftara to date

Prepare rest of 40:28

MUST touch up blessing before Haftara and make super confident. That was the homework assignment almost a month ago.

Smooth out and make confident Haftara up to 40:28, shamata.

Knock my socks off with how well you know it!

Tu, Jan 10


Review Haftara to date

Prepare rest of 40:28, and 4:29 up to laya-eif ko-ach, but if you can, finish up 4:29 to yar-beh.

Looks like I didn’t assign homework — did you learn according to the cell at left?
Th, Jan 19

NO LESSON – CJG ILL. Please learn the material at right this week.

Continue learning rest of 40:28, and 4:29 up to laya-eif ko-ach (last week’s homework), and finish up 4:29 to yar-beh.
Tu, Jan. 24


Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 40:30, and 40:31 up to kan’sharim

Finish learning 40:29 (ul-ein onim)

Learn Haftara 40:30, and 40:31 up to kan’sharim

Make sure you bring your BM materials each week!

Tu, Jan 31


Review Haftara up to 40:31 (Kan’sharim)

Prepare 40:31 to the end, and 41:1 up to cho-ach

Tu, Feb 7


Review Haftara up to 40:31 (Kan’sharim)

Prepare 40:31 to the end, and 41:1 up to cho-ach

Get smoother at the Blessing before Haftara. Figure out how to master your stumbling blocks (asher bachar, baruch atah…)

Learn Haftara 40:30, and 40:31 up to kan’sharim (same as the homework from Jan 24)

Tu, Feb 14


Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 41:1 and 41:2 up to l’rag-lo

Learn Haftara 41:1 and 41:2 up to l’rag-lo

Keep reviewing everything learned so far

Tu, Feb 21


Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 41:2 and 41:3

Smooth out Haftara 41:1

Finish learning up to end of 41:2.

Tu, Feb 28


Review Haftara up to the end of 41:2

Prepare Haftara 41:3

Learn 41:3-4
Tu, Mar 7 NO LESSON – PURIM, BUT please do homework at right => Learn 41:5-6
Tu, Mar 14 NO LESSON (Spring break, Jason on vacation) Review everything this week.
Tu, Mar 21


Review haftara so far

Prepare Haftara 41:7

1. Smooth out Haftara 41:3

2. Learn 41:7

3. Smooth out p2 of your haftara

Tu, Mar 28


Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 41:8

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

Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF | MP3)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

[Maftir HTML Here]

Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Haftara Lech L’Cha (PDF | MP3) – all in Isaiah

40:27 – 0:00 28 – 0:28 29 – 0:58 30 – 1:12 31 – 1:26 41:1 – 1:54 2 – 2:18
3 – 2:49 4 – 3:02 5 – 3:25 6 – 3:42 7 – 3:56 8 – 4:25 9 – 4:43
10 – 5:09 11 – 5:35 12 – 5:59 13 – 6:22 14 – 6:45 15 – 7:09 16 – 7:35

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

Torah Service (PDF)

Goals in order of priority

Haftara Trope – DONE

Blessing before Haftara

Haftara –

Blessings after Haftara –

Blessings before and after Torah reading –

Maftir aliya –

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

Musaf (Heiche? Full Repetition?) –

Conclusion of Services (Ein Keiloheinu, Aleinu, Adon Olam) –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

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