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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)
20-30 MINUTES

  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)
55 MINUTES
(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)
20-30 MINUTES

  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.

Sun, November 28 2021 24 Kislev 5782