Eddie Sinclair’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Eddie, 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 cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com 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.

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

Bar Mitzvah Date: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2023, 8:30am (Time TBC)
ROSH CHODESH CHESHVAN
30 Tishrei, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Nov. 2, 2022: Wednesdays, 5:00-5:20pm TBC, at KBI.

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
We, June 15, 2022

6:30-7:15pm

IN-PERSON, but Richard on ZOOM

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.

We, Nov 2

5-5:20pm

IN-PERSON

Prepare Blessing Before Torah reading Learn Blessing Before Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Learn Blessing After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Th, Nov 10

4-4:20pm

Review Blessing before and after Torah Reading

Prepare Torah Trope Sheet

Learn Torah Trope like a song this week (PDF | MP3).
Th, Nov. 17 NO LESSON – Jason at Convention Keep smoothing out Torah Trope sheet, but this week, look at the symbols, not the words!
Mo, Nov 21

5:30pm at Jason’s House

Review Torah Trope

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare R”Ch Aliya 1; 28:1-2

Use the audio files in the folder below and your printed sheet to learn Aliya 1, 28:1-2 (in the audio file, that means up to 35 seconds.)
Th, Dec 1

4-4:20pm

Review R”Ch Aliya 1; 28:1-2

Review Torah blessings

Prepare Aliya 1, 28:3 up to ladonai

Learn Aliya 1, 28:3 up to ladonai.

Smooth out and become more confident/smooth with verses 1-2 from last week. The words and tune should roll of your tongue without having to work too hard to read the printed page (but you still want to point as you sing!)

Work on blessing after Torah reading to smooth out those middle 2 lines!

Th, Dec 8

4-4:20pm

Review Torah blessings

Review Aliya 1 to date

Prepare 2nd half of 28:3

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

Torah Trope Sheet (PDF | MP3)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

Rosh Chodesh Weekday Torah Readings (folder)

Weekday Torah Service (PDF)

Hallel for Rosh Chodesh (folder)

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – IN PROGRESS

Torah Trope –

Rosh Chodesh 4 Torah Readings (PDF & MP3) –

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

Hallel –

D’var Torah and mitzvah project (with Rabbi Kenter) –

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IF TIME AND INCLINATION PERMIT:

Musaf –

Shacharit –

P’sukei D’zimra –

 

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