We've been working on the Haftarah Blessings, and all of the students could use some practice and review of these at home. Recordings can be found on track 14 and tracks 16-21 on this page on the TI website: https://tiofnatick.
org/Torah The goal is for each of the students to be able to confidently sing the blessings on their own (as they'll do for their bar or bat mitzvah), though we'll mostly be singing them together in class. I've introduced the blessings in class but some daily practice is needed for the students to master them. They should also spend a little time reviewing the Torah trope (tracks 1-10), and making sure they can name each symbol and sing its name. The students can apply the trope to their maftir Torah portion which is in their bar or bat mitzvah folder (let me know if you have questions). We'll spend some time on Haftarah trope when we return from break.
We also hope that many of you can join us for Purim https://tinyurl.com/Purim-evening, . Here is the link to sign up:
Feel free to email or call back with any questions about trope class, Purim, or any other issues.
Wishing everyone a good Presidents Day weekend and school vacation week.