Anika Zinman’s Personalized Bat Mitzvah Page

Anika, 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

Bat Mitzvah Date: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2024, 9:00am
PARASHAT KI TAVO
18 Elul, 5784

Tutoring Schedule – Starting Sept. 5th, 2023: Tuesdays, 3:50-4:10pm in Cantor Green’s office @ KBI.

DATE/TIME GOALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Tu, Aug 8, 2023

6:45-7:30pm

Cantor Green’s office

Intro to B’nei Mitzvah Process

Intro to Webpage

Goal Setting

Confirm 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, Sep 5

3:50-4:10pm

Prepare (review!) Blessing Before and After Torah reading

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

Prepare Torah Trope Sheet

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

Learn Torah Trope Sheet (PDF | Torah Trope)

Tu, Sep 12

3:50-4:10pm

Review Torah Blessings

Review Torah Trope

Print & Prepare Maftir 29:6

Learn Maftir 29:6 and 29:7 up to l’nachala.

If you have enough time, finish learning end of 29:7

Tu, Sep 19

3:50-4:10pm

Review Maftir to date, with Torah blessings

Prepare rest of Maftir

Learn Maftir 29:8

Learn Haftara Trope (audio below). Listen to the whole audio file 15 times, and learn at least up to the first sof pasuk, but try to learn the whole page if you have time.

Tu, Sep 25

3:50-4:10pm

Review maftir (all)

Review Haftara Trope

Prepare Blessing before Haftara

Prepare first pasuk or so from Haftara

_____________ ____________________

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)

Ki Tavo Maftir Aliya (PDF | MP3), all in Deut. Chapter 29

6 – 0:00 7 – 0:24 8 – 0:45

Blessing before Haftara (PDF | MP3)

Haftara Ki Tavo (PDF | MP3) – all in Isaiah Ch 60

1 – 0:00 2 – 0:16 3 – 0:40 4 – 0:55 5 – 1:22 6 – 1:51
7 – 2:24 8 – 2:51 9 – 3:06 10 – 3:48 11 – 4:11 12 – 4:40
13 – 5:00 14 – 5:32 15 – 6:07 16 – 6:31 17 – 7:01 18 – 7:42
19 – 8:07 20 – 8:39 21 – 9:07 22 – 9:31

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

Torah Service (PDF)

 

Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading – DONE

Haftara Trope –

Blessing before Haftara –

Haftara –

Blessings after Haftara –

Torah Trope – DONE

Maftir aliya – IN PROGRESS

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Lewittes?) & Mitzvah Project (with Rabbi Frydman-Kohl?) About 4 months out or earlier –

Other items as time allows: Other Torah aliyot; Musaf; Parts of Shacharit; P’sukei D’zimra, etc.

 

Notes