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Lesson Schedule Overview

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program:

  • 6 1/2 months of weekly lessons (individual/group)
  • 1 extra month of review
  • 2 weeks vacation
  • 8 months in total

Summer months do not count except for reviewing learnt material! Students with their service dates in May start at least 8 months before by September. Students with their service dates in June start lessons no later than October. All other students start at least 10 months before! 

    BM Date:           Lessons Start
                              No Later Than:

    September         November
    October             December
    November          January
    December          February
    January             March
    February            April
    March                May
    April                  June
    May                   September
    June                  October

Lesson Details

Individual lessons
with Cantor (4)

  1. Review the packet, read the Torah Blessings
    HOMEWORK: Read translation of Torah portion and write summary & Download Prayers & Blessings and learn to chant Torah Blessing
  2. Review summary and choose section of parashah
    HOMEWORK: Read half of the portion in Hebrew, review V’ahavta
  3. Review Torah Blessings, read half of portion in Hebrew
    HOMEWORK: Read second half of the portion in Hebrew, review Torah Blessings
  4. Read second half of the Hebrew, review Torah Blessings & V’ahavta!
    HOMEWORK: Download Torah Portion (4 aliyot) & Haftarah, listen to chant of Aliyah 1
  5. Learn to chant first verse using recording 

Mitzvah Academy Classes (11)
(depends on class size)


  1.  Lessons in trope & prayers, students chant verses they’ve learned!
     HOMEWORK: Review all blessings & learn an average of 1 verse of Torah (from # to #) each week. By the end of the class student should know 11 verses of (90%) of the Torah Portion

Individual lessons
with Cantor (11)

  1. Check progress of student 
  2. Review all Blessings, Learn remainder of Torah, Learn Haftarah*, Friday & Saturday Kiddush
  3. Lesson 11 or last lesson takes place in the Sanctuary.

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* The Haftarah Portion is assigned and given in the first four lessons. A recording is also made available. If there is enough time students can choose to learn Avot & G’vurot or other parts of the service.

Parents are encouraged to attend all individual lessons.
A parent is requested to be at the first lesson with the Cantor. A parent is also requested to be at lessons 1 & 11 of the third stage of preparation.

Wed, October 5 2022 10 Tishrei 5783