Shabbat Shehecheyanu TT Layning Page

Use this page 3-4 times each week to prepare for Shabbat Shehecheyanu, by using the tools and downloadable items provided here to learn and practice your training assignments between visits with Cantor Green. For questions, e-mail me at or call/text me at 613-327-3984.

Date: SATURDAY, MAY 2nd, 2020, 9:00am
Parashah: Acharei Mot / K’doshim
8 Iyyar, 5780

Your Bat Mitzvah takes place in...

STUDY METHOD (always have your printouts/pages in front of you)1. Listen to the assigned audio files a whole bunch of times, over several days. Let it sink in!

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.

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, Dec 3 Prepare Blessing BEFORE Torah Reading

Prepare 1 pasuk each

All: Please bring your printouts each week. Use the technique in the box above to learn your materials!

All: Learn blessing before Torah reading (PDF | MP3)

Brandon: Learn Lev. 16:12 (PDF | MP3)

Oren: Learn Lev. 16:7 (PDF | MP3)

Meera: Learn Lev. 18:28 (PDF | MP3)
Meera, I accidentally gave you the wrong portion in class today. This is the correct PDF and MP3. Please print the PDF and bring this one with you each week.

Tu, Dec 10 Review items learned from last week

Prepare 2nd pasuk each

Prepare Blessing after Torah

Meera: Learn 2nd third of first line (smooth out beginning, and learn up to 0:26 seconds) (MP3)

Oren: Learn 16:7 (MP3)

Brandon: Learn 16:13 (MP3). Smooth out trope at end of 16:12 (make sure your mercha-tip’cha-etnachta is correct, and different from munach-zakeif-katons before it)

ALL: Learn Blessing After Torah reading (PDF | MP3)

Tu, Jan. 7 Review items from last week

Prepare next batch of material

Meera: Learn 20:25 (last third) and 20:26 (first half) (MP3)

Brandon: Learn 16:14 (first half) (MP3)

Tu, Jan 14 Review homework from last week

Prepare next batch

Meera: Practice pronouncing/singing “Veeh-YEE-tem lee” (start of 20:26), Learn rest of 20:26 and first half of 20:27 (up to Yu-MA-too) (MP3)

Brandon: Learn 16:15 (MP3) up to “mibeit laparochet” (or further if you can – BM homework is the priority though)

Tu, Jan 21 Review homework from last week

Prepare next batch

Oren: Learn 16:8 (MP3)

Meera: Learn 2nd half of 20:27 (MP3). Smooth out whole aliya (MP3)

Brandon: Learn 16:16 first half (MP3)

Tu, Feb 4 Review homework from last week

Prepare next phrases

Brandon: Learn 16:16 second half (MP3)

Meera: Smooth out last couple of verses so they’re as confident as the first verses!

Oren: Smooth out 16:8 (MP3)

Tu, Feb 11 Review homework from last week

Prepare next phrases

Brandon: Learn Aliya 3, 16:17 first half (MP3)

Meera: Keep reviewing, particularly “tir-mos”, “va-avdil” and “vahem ov”

Yaacov: Great job with your Torah b’rachot!! We’ll keep practicing! You’ll need this when you become a Bar Mitzvah!

Tu, Feb. 18 Keep reviewing.

Prep more verses if applicable.

Brandon: Learn Aliya 3, rest of 16:17 (MP3)

Meera: Practice whole aliya from LEFT side (like in the Torah itself), being careful of “vahem ov”

Yaacov: Try to practice the Torah blessings at home with your parents.

Oren: Use the website to practice your first two verses and present them really smoothly. Knock my socks off! (MP3) (MP3)

Tu, Mar 3 Keep reviewing, Preparing more verses Meera: sort out “Va-av-deel et-chem”. Repeat it with audio file a bunch of times until it’s in your head the new way!

Yaacov: Try to practice the Torah blessings at home with your parents.

Brandon: Put a bunch of practice into second half to make it roll off your tongue, with the goal of moving over the the STAM side during next week’s lesson.

Tu, Mar 24 Review or try all from STAM side

Downloads (click to open, right-click to save to your computer)

Torah Trope (PDF)

Maftir Aliya (PDF | MP3)

Haftara (PDF | MP3)


Goals in order of priority

Blessings before and after Torah reading –

Maftir aliya –

Blessing before Haftara

Haftara –

Blessings after Haftara –

Torah Processional –

Torah Recessional –

D’var Torah (with Rabbi Kenter) –

Other items as time allows: Other Torah aliyot; Musaf; Hallel