Adult B’nei Mitzvah students, use this page to help you prepare for your B’nei Mitzvah. You can use the tools and downloadable items provided here to learn and practice your trope and other shul skills. For questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me at 613-327-3984.
|DATE/TIME||TOPICS||STUDY MATERIALS / RECORDINGS|
|Sunday, July 23, 2023
|Intro to Adult B’nei Mitzvah Sections 2:
|Program Outline (PDF)
Intro Class recording (MP4)
|Sunday, July 30
|Intro to Nusach (Prayer Modes, Motifs, and Melodies)||Class 1 recording – Apologies, the Zoom recording’s audio was terribly intermittent and not worth posting.
Here are the Intro to Nusach Lecture Notes (Note: page numbers referenced are for a different Siddur than the one we use at KBI) (PDF).
|Sunday, Aug. 6
|Intro to Prayer
Intro to Trope (Torah Cantillation or Music System)
|Class 2 recording (MP4)
Prayer Article by CJG (PDF) – fixed Hebrew font!
No class next week as CJG is away.
|Sunday, Aug. 20
|How to do an Aliya LaTorah (Blessings before and after a Torah reading) – Choreography, blessings (meaning & practice).
This class will not be offered on Zoom, but rather, recorded and uploaded afterward. Zoom attenuates both the sound quality and the video resolution. In-person attendance is strongly recommended as we will be doing a ‘field trip’ to the sanctuary for a hands-on lesson at the Torah.
|Blessings Before and After Torah Reading (PDF | MP3 – Before | MP3 – After)
Aliya Instructional video (note, this was recorded at a different synagogue, and I had a darker beard, but the ritual is the same!)
|Sunday, Aug. 27
|Prayer Wear — Kippot, Tallit, T’filin
[Maftir HTML Here]
[Haftara HTML Here]
Torah Service (PDF)
Blessings before and after Torah reading –
Maftir aliya –
Blessing before Haftara
Blessings after Haftara –
Torah Processional –
Torah Recessional –
D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –
Other items as time allows: Other Torah aliyot; Musaf; Hallel