Emmett Morenstein’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Emmett, 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 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 – PARENTS MUST READ: KBI B’nei Mitzvah Handbook ONLINE

Bar Mitzvah Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
PARASHAT Weekday Nasso
2 Sivan, 5783

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Dec. 1, 2022: Thursdays, 3:40-4:00pm in Cantor Green’s office @ KBI.

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Mo, Nov 14, 2021

9:45-10:30am

In-person

Intro to B’nei Mitzvah Process

Parent 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, Dec 1, 2022

3:40-4pm

Emmett intro to webpage

Prepare Blessing Before Torah reading

Learn Blessing Before Torah Reading using the homework technique in the box above this one (PDF | MP3)
Th, Dec 8, 2022

3:40-4pm

Review Blessing before Torah reading

Prepare Blessing after Torah reading

Prepare Torah Trope 1st half

Learn Blessing after Torah Reading (PDF | MP3)

Learn Torah Trope first half (up to first “Sof Pasuk) (PDF | MP3)

Th, Dec 15

3:40-4pm

Review Torah Blessings

Review Torah Trope first half

Prepare Torah Trope second half

Smooth out blessing after Torah reading

Smooth out Trope first half

Learn Trope 2nd half (PDF | MP3)

You have two weeks to finish learning this material. I suggest spreading it out evenly over two weeks, don’t leave it all for the second week.

Th, Dec 22 NO LESSON – EMMETT TRAVELING
Th, Dec 29 NO LESSON – CJG VACA
Th, Jan 12

3:40-4:00pm

Review Torah Trope

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Naso Aliya 1

Learn Naso Aliya 1, 4:21, 4:22, and 4:23 up to ad. Use the audio file below.
Th, Jan 19

NO LESSON, CJG ILL. Please do homework at right this week.

Review Aliya 1 to date

Prepare Rest of Aliya 1

Review Torah Blessings

Learn rest of aliya 1, from ben-chamishim shana

Remember to review everything learned so far each week!

Th, Jan 26

3:40-4:00pm

Review Aliya 1

 

Review and smooth out, “recapture” Aliya 1 up to ad in the middle of the aliya.

If you can do more, add incrementally new words, up to the next red trope.

Parents: Plan to register and be at the CURRENT STUDENTS B’nei Mitzvah information session on Tuesday, Feb 7, 6:45-8pm. Register at www.kehillatbethisrael.com/bm-sessions

Th, Feb 2

3:40-4:00pm

Review Aliya 1 to date

Prepare any of Aliya 1 still needed

Prepare Aliya 2, 4:25 if time allows.

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

Torah Trope Sheet (PDF)

Torah Blessings (PDF)

Weekday Nasso Aliya 1 (PDF | MP3) – All in Num. Ch 4

21 – 0:00 22 – 0:09 23 – 0:26 24 – 0:54

Weekday Nasso Aliya 2 (PDF | MP3)

25 – 0:00 26 – 0:28 27 – 1:13 28 – 1:45

Weekday Nasso Aliya 3 (PDF | MP3)

29 – 0:00 30 – 0:12 31 – 0:39 32 – 1:01 33 – 1:36

Weekday Torah Service Folder (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

 

Notes