Levi Rosen-Shapiro’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Levi, 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, MARCH 2nd, 2024, 9:00am
PARASHAT KI TISSA
22 Adar Rishon, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting March 7th, 2022: Tuesdays, 4:30-4:50pm in Cantor Green’s office @ KBI.

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Th, Jan 26

5-5:45pm

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.

Tu, Mar 21

4:30-4:50pm

Prepare Blessing Before and After Torah reading Learn Blessings Before and After Torah Reading, using the homework technique in the box directly above this box
(PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)
Tu, Mar 28

4:30-4:50pm

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Torah Trope

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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)

Maftir Ki Tissa (PDF | MP3) – all in Exodus Chapter 34

33 – 0:00 34 – 0:14 35 – 0:44

Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Haftara Ki Tissa (Non-Named Shabbat, shorter Sefardi range) – All in Isaiah Chapter 18 (PDF | MP3)

20 – 0:00 21 – 0:16 22 – 1:03 23 – 1:33 24 – 2:30 25 – 3:09 26 –  3:50 27 – 4:42 28 – 5:27 29 – 5:51
30 – 6:16 31 – 6:43 32 – 7:17 33 – 7:45 34 – 8:03 35 – 8:34 36 – 8:52 37 – 9:51 38 – 10:18 39 – 10:45

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

Torah Service (PDF)

 

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading –

Torah Trope –

Maftir aliya –

Haftara Trope –

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

Kivi will layn some Torah

Will need wheelchair access for Lisa’s Dad. He’ll want an aliya.

For Haftara, start with Sefardic shorter version, and re-evaluate adding the first half if time allows.