Lily Sachs’ Personalized Bat Mitzvah Page

Lily, use this page 3-4 times each week to prepare for your Bat 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 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.


Bat Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2023, 9:00am
6 Cheshvan, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Jan. 26: Thursdays, 4:20-4:40pm in Cantor Green’s office @ KBI.

We, Dec. 14, 2022


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


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


Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Torah Trope like a song

Learn Torah Trope Sheet like a song (PDF | Torah Trope)
Th, Feb 9


Review Torah Trope

Work more on first half of Torah Trope Sheet

Learn 1st half of Torah Trope Sheet like a song (PDF | Torah Trope), up to “stop
Th, Feb 16


Review Torah Trope first half

Prepare Torah Trope second half

Start talking about maftir aliya

Review Torah Blessings

Learn Torah Trope second half; listen some extra times to Kadma V’azla.
Th, Feb 23


Review entire Torah Trope sheet

Prepare Maftir 11:29

Learn Maftir 11:29
Th, Mar 2


Review Maftir to date

Prepare Maftir 11:30 and 31 up to eishet Avram b’no.

Learn Maftir 11:30 and 11:31 up to eishet Avram b’no
Th, Mar 9


Review Maftir 11:30 and 11:31 up to eishet Avram b’no

Prepare rest-of-11:31

Th, Mar 16/23 NO LESSONS (CJG & SACHS’ VACA) Keep reviewing everything so far. Please take your stuff to Israel!
Th, Mar 30


Review Maftir to date

Prepare rest-of-11:31 and 11:32 (to end)

Finish learning rest-of-11:31 and 11:32 (to end)

We have no lessons the next 2 weeks. But during that time, please learn the blessing before the Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Th, Apr 20


Review Maftir (complete)

Review Blessing before Haftara

Prepare Haftara 54:1

Th, Apr 27


Review Maftir (complete)

Review Blessing before Haftara

Prepare Haftara 54:1

Learn Haftara 54:1 using the Haftara table and MP3 below

If you would like to get ahead and give yourself more time for other parts of the service, you can always keep listening to and practicing with more of the audio file.

Th, May 4


Review maftir from STA”M side

Review Haftara with Blessing before

Prepare Haftara 54:2

NO LESSON TODAY AFTER ALL, but please do this homework:

Learn Haftara 54:2 (always using the table and MP3 below)

Keep reviewing your maftir every week! Keep it fresh! Please read it from the LEFT-HAND side of the page, so you get used to reading it from something that closely resembles reading it in the Torah scroll (no vowels, punctuation, or trope).

Th, May 11


Review Maftir from STA”M side

Review Haftara with Blessing before

Prepare Haftara 54:3 (and some of 4 if ready)

Smooth out 54:2

Learn Haftara 54:3 up to yiyrash

Th, May 18


Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest-of-54:3 and 54:4

Review Maftir from left side

Learn rest of Haftara 54:3

Learn Haftara 54:4

You have 2 weeks to do this (because of Shavuot), but try to front-load your learning!

Th, May 25 NO LESSON because of Shavuot Keep studying. Use the opportunity to review everything learned so far and smooth out any tricky moments
Th, Jun 1


Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 54:5 and 54:6

Learn Haftara 54:5 this week.

No lesson next week, but please do homework below next week.

Th, Jun 8 NO LESSON (CJG Vaca) but please do homework at right this week ====> Learn Haftara 54:6 this week

If you have time and would like to make some “extra” progress, you can learn 54:7, which is short.

Th, Jun 15 Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 54:7 and some of 54:8 (or 54:8 and some of 9)

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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: Gen. 11:29-32 · Lily Sachs (PDF | MP3) – (Note, Benny is doing chamishi)

29 – 0:00 30 – 0:24 31 – 0:34 32 – 1:12

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 (Benny only) (PDF | Audio: Blessing 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

Torah Service (PDF)


Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE

Torah Trope – DONE

Maftir aliya – DONE

Blessing before Haftara – DONE


Blessings after Haftara (Benny only)

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

Other items as time allows: Other Torah aliyot; Musaf; Hallel



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