Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation

Mazel Tov! This is such a special time in the life of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah student and their family. Cheryl will prepare each student to read their designated Shabbat Haftorah and also read from Torah itself. Not only are students trained to chant Haftorah and Torah tropes, they also learn many of the traditional blessings, prayers, and hymns that are an important part of the Shabbat service.

מזל טוב! זה זמן כה מיוחד בחייו של תלמיד / בר מצווה ובני משפחותיהם. שריל יכין כל תלמיד לקרוא המיועד שלהם שבת ההפטרה ולקרוא גם מן התורה עצמה. לא רק התלמידים הכשרה לזמר ההפטרה ו tropes התורה, הם גם לומדים רבות של הברכות, התפילות המסורתיות, וגם מזמורים כי הם חלק חשוב של השירות שבת.

Trained by Rabbi David H. Mark of Temple Israel, Portsmouth, NH, Cheryl has worked with many seacoast pre-teens to prepare them for this special day. She has also worked with several special needs students who would like to have a bar/bat mitzvah yet need attention given to learning styles and transliteration. A member of Temple Israel since 1991, Cheryl frequently assists the Rabbi and other trained members in leading Shabbat and High Holiday services.

Preparation for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ranges from 6 months to a year depending on the students’ religious education and ability to read Hebrew.

I am happy to commend to your attention my former student and present colleague, Ms. Cheryl Berman, as a tutor and teacher of Jewish prayer, liturgical music, and trope. Cheryl is a gifted teacher of traditional chanting, and has great experience in tutoring students of all ages and abilities, whether for bar/t mitzvah, Hebrew reading, or learning how to lead services. She also possesses a beautiful voice, has a wonderful ear for music, and is herself capable of leading Shabbat and/or holiday services. I am honored to recommend her without hesitation or any reservation whatsoever.

Rabbi David H Mark