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November 13, 2022

Students worked on the first paragraph of Lecha Dodi and the blessings before and after having an Aliyah.

November 6, 2022

Students worked on Lecha Dodi and the Friday night kiddush.

Sunday, October 9

 This week in BM basics we reviewed the Torah blessings and began learning Torah Trope together.  Each student was able to learn to sing the Trope names and connect it back to the V’ahavta prayer that they are already familiar with (the first paragraph of the Shema).  The class is progressing nicely.  They also have the advantage of having studied with Rabbi Wolk last year as well.   I was excited to see how engaged and ready they are to absorb the material.   



First day of TIRS is SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11!

B'nai Mitzvah Basics

In B’nai Mitzvah Basics Class students will begin their B’nai Mitzvah training with Cantor Lissek by learning some of the common prayers that we recite each Shabbat at Temple Israel.  Students will also learn the basics of chanting Torah and Haftarah with traditional trope.  Students will begin their one-on-one training with Cantor Lissek closer to their B’nai Mitzvah date.

All recordings for this class can be found at -

Students should bring their own copies of Siddur Lev Shalem to each class.  If you did not receive one from TIRS, please contact Rabbi Helene Kornsgold at

For information about the B'nai Mitzvah Program, please visit the B'nai Mitzvah webpage.

Tue, October 3 2023 18 Tishrei 5784