Lila Moore’s Personalized Bat Mitzvah Page

LILA, 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 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).

Bat Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2024, 9:00am
PARASHAT ACHAREI MOT
26 Nissan, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting May 24, 2023: Wednesdays, 5:20-5:40pm in Cantor Green’s office

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Tu, May 9, 2023

In Person @ KBI (Cantor’s Office)

Intro to B’nei Mitzvah Process

Intro to Webpage

Goal Setting

Lesson Time

Write name, phone number, and email address on BM folder (provided)

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.

We, May 24

5:20-5:40pm

Prepare Trope for Haftara Learn Haftara Trope like a song from the Sheet (PDF | Haftara Trope)

Consider coming to Youth Tikkun Leil Shavuot tomorrow (Thursday) from 7:30-8:45pm with Rabbi K and Cantor G, with ice cream sundae bar!

We, May 31

5:20-5:40pm

Review Trope for Haftara

Prepare Blessing before Haftara

Prepare Haftara 9:7 to do next week (no lesson, but be prepared to do this as homework for next week)

Learn Blessing before the Haftara (PDF | MP3)
We, Jun 7 NO LESSON – CJG Away, but please do homework at right ===> Learn Haftara 9:7 using the audio file below and the table to tell you the starting time of each verse, in this case 0:00 – the beginning!)
We, Jun 14

5:20-5:40pm

Review blessing before Haftara

Review Haftara 9:7

Prepare Haftara 9:8 up to ha-adama

1. Learn Haftara 9:8 up to ha-adama

2. Go back after that and smooth out verse 9:7

We, Jun 21

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date with blessing

Prepare rest-of-9:8 and 9:9 up to m’tzaveh

Learn rest of 9:8 from efes

Go back and make sure the whole haftara to date is smooth

We, Jun 28

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Refresh memory on Torah Blessings

In remaining few days before camp, learn Blessings before and after TORAH reading – (PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)

Please take your materials to camp, and review everything learned so far at least twice while you’re away so you don’t forget any of it!

NO LESSONS LILA AWAY AT CAMP
We, Aug 16

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah Blessings

Review Haftara to date (9:8) with blessing beforehand

Prepare Haftara

Learn Haftara rest-of-9:8 (from efes) and 9:9 up to Yisra-eil.

Keep smoothing out blessings before and after Torah reading

We, Aug 23

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah blessings

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara rest-of-9:9 and 9:10

Learn Haftara rest-of-9:9 and 9:10 this week.

No lesson next week as CJG is away, but please do homework for next week during that time.

We, Aug 30 NO LESSON – CJG VACATION, BUT PLEASE DO HOMEWORK AT RIGHT ====> Learn Haftara 9:11
We, Sep 6

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 9:10

Smooth out v9

Learn Haftara 9:10

We, Sep 13

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from 9:9

Prepare Haftara 9:11

Learn Haftara 9:11
We, Sep 20

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 9:12 and 9:13 up to n’um Adonai

Smooth out 9:11

Learn Haftara 9:12 and 9:13 up to n’um Adonai

We, Sep 27

5:20-5:40pm

Review haftara to date

Prepare Haftara 9:13

Learn Haftara 9:13
We, Oct 4

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v11

Prepare Haftara 9:14

Learn Haftara 9:14
We, Oct 11

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date with Blessing before

Prepare Haftara 9:15

Prepare Blessing 1 after Haftara, 1st half

Touch up 9:14

Learn Haftara 9:15 up to od unless you have time for the rest of 9:15!

We, Oct 18

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara to date (or all of it???)

Prepare end of 9:15

 

Smooth out 9:14 and first half of 9:15

Learn rest of 9:15

We, Oct 25

5:20-5:40pm

Review Entire Haftara

Prepare Blessing 1 after Haftara (1st half?)

Learn Blessing 1 after Haftara (1st half, but go further if you can)

Re-study 9:14

We, Nov 1

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara (esp. 9:14)

Review Blessing 1 after Haftara

Prepare rest of blessing 1 after Haftara

Fix in 9:14 – v’na-t’-oo

Learn rest of Blessing 1 after haftara, and then practice doing all of Blessing 1

We, Nov 8

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v14 (with fixed v’nat’u)

Review Blessing 1 after Haftara

Prepare Blessing 2 after Haftara and Part 1 of Blessing 2 after Haftara

Learn blessing 2 after haftara

Learn Blessing 3 after haftara up to avdecha

Go back and smooth out the melody in blessing 1 – circled items

Come to shul on Shabbat — it’s Julia Greenberg’s Bat Mitzvah!

We, Nov 15

5:20-5:40pm

NO LESSON – CJG ILL

Review Haftara from v12

Review Blessings after Haftara to date

Prepare blessing 3 after Haftara from uv-malchut up to nish-bata lo.

We, Nov 22

NO LESSON – CJG VACATION

We, Nov 29

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v12

Review Blessings after Haftara to date

Prepare blessing 3 after Haftara from uv-malchut up to nish-bata lo.

Fix trope of v’shavti and pronunciation of v’na-t’u ch’ramim, both in v14

Learn rest of blessing 3 after Haftara from uv-malchut to the end

If you can, TRY to learn the first 2 printed lines of blessing 4 – al HaTorah. It’s always good to get ahead, especially since all your materials are on your page already.

We, Dec 6

5:20-5:40pm

Review Haftara from v13

Review Blessings after Haftara to date

Prepare Blessing 4 after Haftara (hopefully from 3rd printed line, because you went ahead over the last week!)

Learn Blessing 4 after Haftara
We, Dec 13

5:20-5:40pm

Review Entire Haftara unit

Prepare Torah Trope Sheet

Learn Torah Trope Sheet

Smooth out blessing 4 after Haftara

We, Dec 20

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessing 4 after haftara

Review Torah Trope Sheet

Prepare Maftir first verse or so.

You have almost a month to:

Learn Maftir 18:28, 18:29, 18:30. You can break this up by week!

Dec 25-Jan 15 NO LESSONS – LILA/CJG Vacations and CJG Conference Keep learning maftir!
We, Jan 17

5:20-5:40pm

Review Maftir

Review Blessings after Haftara

Smooth out maftir

Smooth out Blessings 3 & 4 after Haftara

We, Jan 24

5:20-5:40pm

Review Maftir for smoothness

Review Blessings 3 & 4 after Haftara

Begin vetting Torah Processional (ie., from OTT)

Prepare Ein Kamocha up to et amo vashalom

Learn Ein Kamocha up to et amo vashalom using the audio file in the Torah Service folder below.

Smooth out blessing 2 after haftara (Bimheira v’yameinu)

We, Jan 31

5:20-5:40pm

Review Blessing 2 after haftara

Review Ein Kamocha first 4 lines

Prepare rest of Ein Kamocha

Prepare Vay’hi binsoa up to mipanecha

Learn Ein Kamocha from Av HaRachamim using the audio file

Learn Vay’hi binsoa up to mipanecha

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

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah service to date

Prepare rest of Vay’hi Binsoa

Learn rest of Vay’hi Binso-a (from ki mitziyon), including B’rich Sh’meih

Learn Bei Ana Racheitz at the box on p140, up to tush-b’chan

We, Feb 14

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah service to date

Prepare rest of Bei Ana Racheitz

Smooth out Bei Ana Racheitz up to tush-b’chan

Learn rest of Bei Ana Racheitz

We, Feb 21

5:20-5:40pm

Review B’rich Sh’meih and Bei Ana Racheitz

Prepare Sh’ma/Echad/Gad’lu

Prepare L’cha Adonai up to v’hahod

Review Maftir aliya

In Bei Ana Racheitz, fix “mish-a-lin” (not mish-AI-lin); and fix d’chol a-mach (not AI-mach)

Finish learning “Gad’lu Ladonai Iti”

Learn L’cha Adonai up to bashamayim uva-aretz

We, Feb 28

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah Processional to date

Prepare rest of L’Cha Adonai

Practice Maftir from Torah side again, assign for homework

Learn rest of L’Cha Adonai and make the whole song smooth

Practice maftir from the Torah side, and in the couple of moments where you may stumble, work on those from the other side for a few minutes, and try again from the Torah side.

We, Mar 6

5:20-5:40pm

Review Torah service from Sh’ma/Echad

Review Maftir from STA”M side

Review Haftara with blessings

Finish smoothing out L’Cha Adonai.
We, Mar 13 NO LESSON, CJG ON VACATION, but please do homework at right ===> Finish getting confident at Ashrei p151-152, top and tail only

Finish getting confident at Y’hal’lu/Hodo Al Eretz thru Mizmor L’David (just the two words)

We, Mar 20

5:20-5:40pm

Review L’Cha Adonai

Review Torah Recessional to date

Prepare Havu Ladonai first set of A/B melody.

L’cha Adonai: Smooth out both Rom’mu verses

Learn Mizmor L’David – Havu Ladonai, first “stanza” up to mayim rabim

We, Mar 27

5:20-5:40pm

Review L’cha Adonai (partic. Rom’mu)

Review Hodo Al Eretz

Review Havu Ladonai to date

Prepare 2nd stanza (up to ven r’eimim)

Learn Havu Ladonai second stanza and first section of third stanza – up to y’cholel ayalot
We, Apr 3

5:20-5:40pm

Review Havu Ladonai to date

Prepare rest of Havu Ladonai

Review Ashrei – first lines like in OTT class

Review Y’hal’lu/Hodo Al Eretz

Preview of Eitz Chayim

Learn rest of Havu Ladonai

Touch up Ashrei “first lines”, circled words (and their whole lines) and from Einei Chol Eilecha… to the end.

We, Apr 10

5:20-5:40pm

Review Ashrei first lines like OTT

Prepare rest of Havu Ladonai

Work on Eitz Chayim Hi (11b)

Learn rest of Havu Ladonai (last 3 lines, some of which is already smooth!)

Smooth out Eitz Chayim Hi (last 3 lines on p154, some of which is already smooth!)

We, Apr 17

5:30-5:40pm

Review Havu Ladonai

Review Eitz Chayim Hi

Review Maftir from the STA”M side

Review Haftara (as much as we can do in the time we have this week)

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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 Acharei Mot (All in Lev. 18) (PDF | MP3)

28 – 0:00 29 – 0:23 30 – 0:46

Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Haftara Acharei Mot (All in Amos 9) (PDF | MP3)

7 – 0:00 8 – 0:38 9 – 1:18 10 – 1:43 11 – 2:06
12 – 2:35 13 – 2:58 14 – 3:30 15 – 4:06

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

Torah Service (PDF | MP3 folder)

 

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE

Haftara Trope – DONE

Blessing before Haftara – DONE

Haftara – DONE

Blessings after Haftara – DONE

Torah Trope – DONE

Maftir aliya – DONE INCLUDING STA”M

Torah Processional – IN PROGRESS

Torah Recessional – IN PROGRESS

D’var Torah (with R’ Dini (/ CJG?))

 

Notes