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 email@example.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
|Th, Oct 13
|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, 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 pack your printed materials so that we can use them during lessons, and so you can point to the correct spot at all times — make that a habit!
|Tu, Dec 6
|Review Blessing Before Haftara
Torah Blessings (PDF)
[Maftir HTML Here]
Haftara Lech L’Cha (PDF | MP3)
[Haftara Table Here]
Torah Service (PDF)
Haftara Trope – DONE
Blessing before 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