Sacha Yachnin’s Personalized Bar Mitzvah Page

Sacha, 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
Click here to confirm you’ve read the entire handbook (required).

Bar Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 11th, 2024, 7:00pm
PARASHAT WEEKDAY EMOR
3 Iyyar, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Feb. 15th: Wednesdays, 5:00-5:20pm in Cantor Green’s office @ KBI.

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Th, Feb 2

5:15-6pm

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.

Figure out if Saturday morning or afternoon.

Keep BM Folder in your backpack so you’ll always have it at lessons. Bring it every week, and use it during every homework sitting.

Th, Feb 16

5-5:20pm

Prepare Blessing Before and After Torah reading Learn Blessings Before and After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)

Listen to the audio file for Torah Trope sheet 10x through. Point to the words as you hear them. (PDF | Torah Trope Audio)

Th, Feb 23

10:40-11am

Review Torah Blessings

Prepare Torah Trope, repeat-after me style.

Learn Torah Trope (PDF | Torah Trope MP3). Dwell on the melody of “kadma v’azla” to really internalize it properly. Note that “Geiresh” that follows it is the same trope as “azla”, so if you get stuck, practice them in reverse order for a minute or two (then go back to the right order!

Keep coming to shul on Saturday mornings.

We, Mar 1

5-5:20pm

Review Torah Trope Sheet

Prepare Weekday Emor Aliya 1, 21:1

Learn Emor Aliya 1, 21:1 (PDF) using the audio file and table below
We, Mar 8

NO LESSON – Sacha had another commitment

Review Aliya 1, 21:1

Prepare 21:2-3

We, Mar 15

NO LESSON

CANTOR GREEN ON VACA
We, Mar 22

5-5:20pm

Review Aliya 1, 21:1-3

Prepare 21:4-5 and 21:6 up to sheim eloheihem

Learn 21:4-5 and 21:6 up to sheim eloheihem
We, Mar 29

5-5:20pm

Review Aliya 1 to date

Prepare Aliya 1, rest-of-21:6

Prepare Aliya 2, 21:7-8

Learn Aliya 1, rest of 21:6

Learn Aliya 2, 21:7  and 21:8

You have several weeks to do this – next meeting is after passover.

We, Apr 19

5-5:20pm

Review Aliya 1 (entire)

Review Aliya 2 to date

Prepare Aliya 2, 21:9 and 21:10 up to et ha-b’gadim

Learn Aliya 2, rest-of-21:10 (from et rosho), 21:11, and however much of 21:12 you can do WELL in the time you have this week. Challenge without being overwhelmed!
We, Apr 26

5-5:20pm

Review Aliya 2 to date

Prepare Aliya 2, 21:12

Prepare Aliya3, 21:13

Learn Aliya 2, 21:12

Learn Aliya 3, 21:13 (remembering not to say Amen first because you will have this aliya)

We, May 3

5-5:20pm

Review Aliya 2

Review Aliya 3, 21:13

Prepare Aliya 3, 21:14-15

Learn Aliya 3, 21:14-15
We, May 10

5-5:20pm

Review All 3 aliyot (1 and 2 from the STA”M side, and 3 from the right-hand side)

Prepare Eliyahu HaNavi (you know the first half!)

Prepare first 2 printed lines of Hinei Eil Y’shu-ati

Practice aliya 3 from LEFThand side

Learn 2nd half of Eliyahu HaNavi (Bim-heira…) using the folder in the downloads section.

Learn first 2 printed lines of Hinei Eil Y’shu-ati (also in folder below)

We, May 17

5-5:20pm

Review aliya 3 from lefthand side

Review Eliyahu HaNavi

Review Hinei Eil Y’shu-ati first 2 lines

Prepare Hinei next 2 lines

Make sure you’re comfortable with the jump up in notes to “Bimheira v’yameinu” in Eiliyahu Hanavi

Learn Hinei Eil Y’shuati next 3 printed lines, up to Elohei Ya’akov Selah

We, May 24

5-5:20pm

Review Eliyahu Hanavi, partic the modulation up a 4th to Bimheira

Review Hinei Eil

Prepare last 2 lines of Hinei Eil

Review Aliya 3 from lefthand side

Learn last 2 lines of Hinei Eil

If time allows learn some or all of next 2 lines (Lay’hudim… Adonai Ekra)

Come to Teen Tikkun Leil Shavuot tomorrow (Thursday) evening, 7:30pm – learning with Rabbi Kenter and Cantor Green, with ice cream bar!

We, May 31

5-5:20pm

Review Havdallah to date

Prepare rest of Havdallah

Learn (or finish learning!) rest of Havdallah – noting:

– “Savri Chaveirai”
– Blessings with new accents on the syllables, per the recording

We, June 7 NO LESSON – CJG away Keep working your way through Havdallah
We, Jun 14

5-5:20pm

Review Havdallah (all)

Prepare Shabbat Mincha Torah Service – Va’ani T’filati and first 2 printed lines of Vay’hi Binsoa

Learn (from Shabbat Mincha Torah Service) Va’ani T’filati and first 2 printed lines of Vay’hi Binsoa.
We, Jun 21

5-5:20pm

Review Va’ani and Vay’hi

Prepare from Vay’hi Binsoa from Ki Mitziyon and, prepare Gad’lu Ladonai Iti line

Learn from Vay’hi Binsoa from Ki Mitziyon

Learn Gad’lu Ladonai Iti

Have a great time at camp! Please take your stuff with you and review everything at least once every week or two.

NO LESSONS END OF JUNE/JULY SACHA AT CAMP
We, Aug 2

5-5:20pm

FAMILY FORGOT!
We, Aug 9

5-5:20pm

Review everything we can so far:

Torah Processional for Shabbat Mincha to date (Va’ani T’filati through Gad’lu)

Torah Readings

Havdallah

Listen to L’Cha Adonai 15 times (MP3 in the Torah Service folder, or here). Goal is to be familiar enough with it that we can learn the whole paragraph in one week next week.
We, Aug 16

5-5:20pm

Prepare L’Cha Adonai first half

CANTOR GREEN GOT CONFUSED, ONLINE NOT IN-PERSON

Learn L’Cha Adonai 1st half
We, Aug 23 Prepare L’Cha Adonai first half Learn L’Cha Adonai 2nd half

Learn Torah RE-cessional, Y’hal’lu and Hodo al Eretz

YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO DO THESE BECAUSE CANTOR GREEN IS AWAY ON VACA NEXT WEEK

We, Aug 30 NO LESSON, but keep learning material from last week’s homework
We, Sep 6

5-5:20pm

Review Torah Processional

Review Torah Recessional to date

Prepare Ladonai Ha’aretz Umlo-ah, Part 1 (up to l’mir-mah)

Learn Ladonai Ha’aretz Umlo-ah, Part 1 (up to l’mir-mah)
We, Sep 13

5-5:20pm

Review Ladonai Ha’aretz to date

Prepare Ladonai Ha’aretz part 2

In part 1, practice going DOWN a note on “sher” of “asher lo nasa”. Confirm with audio file if needed.

Learn Ladonai Ha’aretz Part 2 from “yisa v’racha” up to “pit-chei olam

We, Sep 20

5-5:20pm

Review Ladonai Ha’aretz to date

Prepare next section of Ladonai Ha’aretz from S’u Sh’arim (middle of paragraph) up to milchama

Review Torah Processional

Learn next section of Ladonai Ha’aretz from S’u Sh’arim (middle of paragraph) up to milchama
We, Sep 27

5-5:20pm

Review Ladonai Ha’aretz to date

Prepare Ladonai Ha’aretz from second S’u Sh’arim to the end

Learn rest of Ladonai Ha’aretz (from the second S’u sh’arim to the end), going right on to announcing
Uv-nucho Yomar
We, Oct 4

5-5:20pm

Review Ladonai Ha’aretz

Prepare Eitz Chayim Hi (Blumenthal)

Practice saying “Uv-nucho Yomar” after “Selah” (MP3)

Learn Eitz Chayim Hi (Blumenthal) up to shalom.

We, Oct 11

5-5:20pm

Review Ladonai Ha’aretz into Uv-nucho Yomar

Review Eitz Chayim Hi up to shalom

Prepare Last line of Eitz Chayim Hi.

Review something else

Learn last line of Eitz Chayim Hi

Learn Top section of Ashrei (PDF | MP3). If you have time, you can do the ending too, in the same file.

We, Oct 18

5-5:20pm

Review Ladonai Ha’aretz into Uv-nucho Yomar

Review Eitz Chayim Hi up to shalom

Prepare Last line of Eitz Chayim Hi.

Review something else

Finish Learning last line of Eitz Chayim Hi.

Learn Top and tail sections of Ashrei (PDF | MP3).

We, Oct 25

5-5:20pm

Review Eitz Chayim Hi

Review Ashrei

Prepare Uva l’Tziyon section

Finish learning end of Ashrei

Learn Uva L’Tziyon section [bracketed words] up to m’lo chol ha’aretz k’vodo.

We, Nov 1

5-5:20pm

Review Mincha Ashrei (top & tail)

Review Uva L’tziyon section to date

Prepare rest of the [bracketed words] of Uva L’tziyon section

Learn rest the [bracketed words] of Uva L’tziyon section, p227

If you have time, learn p228 Adonai Tz’va-ot (roughly middle of page, 0:55 in the Uva L’Tziyon audio file)

We, Nov 8

5-5:20pm

Review Mincha from Ashrei

Prepare next bit of Uva L’tziyon section – Baruch Hagever

Learn Baruch HaGever (p228, 4 lines up from bottom) up to yod’ei sh’mecha using this MP3 (the ‘higher version’)

Try to be in shul on Saturday for Julia Greenberg’s Bat Mitzvah!

We, Nov 15

5-5:20pm

Review Mincha from Ashrei

Prepare last bit of Baruch HaGever

Review Torah Processional and Recessional

NO LESSON – CJG ILL
We, Nov 22 NO LESSON – CJG ON VACATION
We, Nov 29

5-5:20pm

Review Mincha from Ashrei

Prepare last bit of Baruch HaGever

Review Torah Processional and Recessional

Prepare Chatzi Kaddish before Torah Processional first section

Learn last bit of Baruch Hagever (from ki lo azav-ta), smoothing out from v’yiv-t’chu v’cha at the box.

Learn Chatzi Kaddish before Torah Processional (p229) first paragraph – audio file in the folder linked below, as usual

We, Dec 6

5-5:20pm

NO LESSON – SACHA NOT AVAILABLE

Review from Baruch HaGever

Review Chatzi Kaddish first paragraph

Prepare Chatzi Kaddish Y’hei Sh’meih to B’rich Hu

We, Dec 13

5-5:20pm

Review from Baruch HaGever

Review Chatzi Kaddish first paragraph

Prepare Chatzi Kaddish Y’hei Sh’meih to B’rich Hu

We, Dec 20

5-5:20pm

Review Chatzi Kaddish before Shabbat Mincha Torah Processional

Review Torah Processional & Recessional

Prepare Chatzi Kaddish before Mincha Amida – 1st half

Learn Chatzi Kaddish before Mincha Amida (Pentatonic).

You have two weeks to learn it! Go for it!

We, Dec 27 NO LESSON – CJG VACATION
We, Jan 3

5-5:20pm

Review Chatzi Kaddish before Mincha Amida

Prepare Amida Repetition – Avot

Sacha already knows Mincha Amida Avot thru K’dusha

Learn Yimloch (with the Shabbat mincha transition) and L’Dor Vador (Shabbat Mincha nusach) (PDF, p 235 | MP3)

We, Jan 10 NO LESSON – CJG at Conference
We, Jan 17

5-5:20pm

Review Havdallah (been a while!)

Review Shabbat Mincha Amida – K’dusha from Yimloch

Prepare Ata Echad first paragraph (first half?)

Learn Ata Echad from Yom m’nucha up to m’nuchat emet v’emunah.

Start coming to Shabbat mincha services! They’re back! They take place toward the end of Kiddush on Saturdays, so about 12:30pm!!

We, Jan 23

5-5:20pm

Review Ata Echad to date

Prepare Ata Echad up to end of paragraph, plus 1st line of Eloheinu Veilohei Avoteinu, R’tzei Vimnuchateinu

Review Aliya 1, 2, 3

Learn Ata Echad up to end of paragraph, plus 1st line of Eloheinu Veilohei Avoteinu, R’tzei Vimnuchateinu
We, Jan 31

5-5:20pm

Review Mincha to date

Prepare EVA up to l’ov-d’cha be-emet

Learn EVA R’tzei up to l’ov-d’cha be-emet (audio file #19)

Sign up for World Wide Wrap morning of T’filin education and wrapping, Sunday morning, Feb. 11, 8:30-10:30am, with a buffet breakfast – www.kehillatbethisrael.com/wwwrap24.

We, Feb 7

5-5:20pm

Review EVA R’tzei to date

Finish preparing EVA R’tzei

Prepare R’tzei Adonai p237

Review Havdallah

Learn rest of EVA R’tzei on p236

Learn R’tzei Adonai p237

We, Feb 14

5-5:20pm

Review from Shabbat Mincha Amida repetition

Prepare V’techezena/Modim/v’al Kulam

Review Torah recessional

Learn V’techezena/Modim and V’al Kulam
We, Feb 21

NO LESSON – Canceled – Sacha skiing

Review Shabbat mincha from k’dusha

Prepare V’chol HaChayim

Learn V’chol HaChayim paragraph
We, Feb 28

5-5:20pm

Review Shabbat mincha Amidah from k’dusha

Prepare Shalom Rav

Learn Shalom Rav
**Th, Mar 7

4-4:20pm

Review Shabbat Amida from V’techezena

Prepare Kaddish Shaleim (full kaddish) p247 (now in Mincha amida folder below)

Learn Kaddish Shaleim p247 up to da-amiran b’al’ma v’imru amein. (as marked on your page). You have two weeks to do that. No lesson next week.
We, Mar 13 NO LESSON – CJG VACATION Keep learning Kaddish Shaleim. If you’re able to go father, feel free to do so.
We, Mar 20

5-5:20pm

Review Kaddish Shaleim to date

Prepare rest of Kaddish Shaleim

Review Mincha from p226

Learn rest of Kaddish Shaleim (from titkabal)
We, Mar 27

5-5:20pm

Review Kaddish Shaleim

Review Mincha Amidah section from chatzi kaddish

Concentrate this week on smoothing out the Mincha Amidah section. Go back the audio files if needed.
We, Apr 3

5-5:20pm

Review Torah blessings and 3 aliyot

Review Havdallah

Review Mincha from Ashrei and Torah Processional

We, Apr 10

5-5:20pm

Review Mincha from Torah Recessional
We, Apr 17

5-5:20pm

Review Torah Processional and 3 aliyot with blessings
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Downloads (click to open, right-click to save to your computer)

Torah Trope Sheet (PDF | Torah Trope)

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

Weekday Emor aliya 1 (all in Lev. Chapter 21) – (PDF | MP3)

1 – 0:00 2 – 0:23 3 -0:41 4 – 1:00 5 – 1:11 6 – 1:34

Weekday Emor aliya 2 (all in Lev. Chapter 21) – (PDF | MP3)

7 – 0:00 8 – 0:26 9 – 0:50 10 – 1:11 11 –  1:45 12 – 2:04

Weekday Emor aliya 3 (all in Lev. Chapter 21) – (PDF | MP3)

13 – 0:00 14 – 0:16 15 – 0:39

Havdallah (Folder)

Shabbat Mincha Torah Service (Folder)

Shabbat Mincha From Ashrei (Folder)

Shabbat Mincha Amida (Folder) *CJG is doing Mizmor Shir L’Yom HaShabbat

 

Goals in order of priority (depending on which service!)

Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE

Weekday Emor Aliya 1 – DONE

Weekday Emor Aliya 2 – DONE

Weekday Emor Aliya 3 – DONE

Shabbat Mincha Torah Processional – DONE

Shabbat Mincha Torah Recessional – DONE

Havdallah – DONE

Shabbat Mincha Ashrei Section – DONE

Shabbat Mincha Amida Section (starting at Chatzi Kaddish) – DONE

D’var Torah & Mitzvah Project (with Rav Baruch?) – IN PROGRESS

Ma’ariv?

 

Notes

7:00 Mincha
7:45 S’udah Sh’lishit (David Smith)/Schmooze
8:35 Bring people back into sanctuary
8:45 Ma’ariv
9:04 Havdallah
9:15 Party at KBI