Benny Sachs’ Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Benny, 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 lessons. 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 me know if there’s a problem right away.

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

Bar Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2023, 9:00am
PARASHAT “NOACH”
6 Cheshvan, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Jan. 26: Thursdays, 4:40-5:00pm in Cantor Green’s office @ KBI.

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
We, Dec. 14, 2022

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, Jan 26

4:40-5:00pm

Provide B’nei Mitzvah Red Folder, discuss link, bookmark it!

Prepare Blessings before and after Torah Reading

Learn Blessings Before and After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)
Th, Feb 2

4:40-5pm

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

Torah/Haftara Trope Sheet (PDF | Torah Trope | Haftara Trope)

Blessings Before and After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)

Noach Aliya Chamishit: 9:8-17 · 10 p’sukim · Benny Sachs (PDF | MP3) – (Note, Lily is doing maftir)

8 – 0:00 9 – 0:23 10 – 0:38 11 – 1:07 12 – 1:32
13 – 2:01 14 – 2:18 15 – 2:34 16 – 3:03 17 – 3:32

Blessing before Haftara (PDF)

Haftara NOACH (Isaiah, Ashkenazi – Lily v1-10, Benny the rest (PDF | MP3)

54:1 – 0:00 2 – 0:21 3 – 0:45 4 – 1:02 5 – 1:26 6 – 1:47 7 – 2:11 8 – 2:23
9 -2:45 10 – 3:13 11 – 3:42 12 – 4:01 13 – 4:17 14 – 4:30 15 – 4:49 16 – 5:04
17 – 5:31 55:1 – 6:07 2 -6:39 3 – 7:02 4 – 7:25 5 -7:39

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

Torah Service (PDF)

 

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading –

Chamishi aliya –

Blessing before Haftara (Lily only)

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

Lily to start Haftara w blessing, 54:1-10 (the Sefardi reading)
Benny to finish Haftara w blessings afterward, 54:11-55:5