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Honors Form Preview (Saturday morning)

Rabbi Caine will customize the following honors in a shared Google doc unique to your bar/t mitzvah.  Here is a preview:

HONORS PLANNING SHEET FOR BAR/BAT MITZVAH SERVICE
For each honor, write in your assignee or write in “BIC Assigns.”

ENGLISH AND HEBREW NAMES OF TEEN:
Preferred Pronoun(s):

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICE:
If you are attending Friday night services, you are welcome to do a Parental Charge, and/or a Grandparent(s) blessing (usually under a minute), and/or a family candle lighting, from the bimah.  A Parental Charge normally is 3 minutes [one side of a page].  The charge should focus on what it’s been like to be in the company of this soul for the past 13 years more than focusing on hard work of the bar/t mitzvah process.  (Some prefer to do this during a party or dinner instead.)

Will you be in attendance at Friday Night services? (Yes or No)
Would you like to do a Parental Charge? (Yes or No)
Would you like a grandparent(s) to address the teen for a minute? (Yes or No)
Would you like to have a candle lighting, and if so, who should be called up to do so? (Yes or No)

SATURDAY MORNING SERVICE:
GREETERS
Greeters must be adult members of the congregation, preferably the parent(s) of another student in your class. Greeters should arrive by 9:30 a.m. Greeters' names:
  

TALLIT
Would you prefer the teen to wear the tallit from the beginning of the service (with no blessing or mention), or would you like to present it to them publicly before the Torah Service on page 139? 
PRESENT TALLIT TO TEEN:  (Yes or No, and Who Will Do So):
WHEN WE PRESENT IT, WE WILL SAY SOMETHING FIRST (Yes or No): (A sample presentation can be found in the FAQ on the website.)

“CHAIN OF PASSING DOWN THE TORAH” (Optional)
You have the option of having grandparents and parents “pass down the Torah through the generations” at the beginning of the Torah Service.  (They need not be Jewish as long as they have been supportive of a Jewish education, which is the meaning behind this symbolism.) The weight of the scroll is borne by Rabbi Caine while each relative embraces it.) If you would like do so, please list their English names in order for the Rabbi to call up:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Others:

FIRST ARK OPENING/CLOSING (Page 139)
This should be someone from the Chain of Passing Down the Torah.  If you are not doing the Chain, then it may be someone else.
BEGINNING OF TORAH SERVICE ARK OPENING/CLOSING:
1.

ALIYOT (Torah Blessings, page 142)
For each aliyah, list the English and the Hebrew or Yiddish name of the individual (and indicate if a Levi or Kohein).  [Example:  1. Joseph and Doreen Cohen, uncle and aunt, Yosef ben Yitzchak haKohein V’Rachel, Dorit bat Herschel v’Gittel.]  In the case where three or more people are being called up, it is more efficient to skip the Hebrew names and instead Rabbi Caine can call up the group using a description such as “Mishpachat Shapiro [the Shapiro family]” or “Bnei Dodim [cousins]” or “Savim v’Savtot” [grandparents] or “Dodim v’Dodot [aunts and uncles].”

There are 8 aliyot in total.  Since #8 is the bar/t mitzvah teen and #7 is the parent(s), that leaves six remaining.  For these six remaining, you may assign four to relatives/friends and you must write in “BIC Assigned” for two of them. 

1.  (Kohein-only aliyah:)
2.  (Levi-only aliyah:)
3.  
4.
5.
6.
7.  [Parent(s):]
8.  Bar/t Mitzvah name in Hebrew:

LIFTING AND WRAPPING TORAH (page 146)
One individual is needed to dress the Torah (Gelilah). You may designate someone as well to lift the Torah (Hagbaha). However, please only assign hagbaha to someone who has done it before and is confident about their ability to do it properly.  If that is not possible, write in “BIC assigns.”
Hagbaha:
Glilah:

ENGLISH PRAYERS
You may assign these to family/friends or write in “BIC Assigned.”

Prayer for our Country (Siddur Sim Shalom, page 148):
Prayer for State of Israel - English (Siddur, page 149):
Prayer for State of Israel - Hebrew (Siddur, page 149):
Prayer for Peace (Siddur, page 149)
Optional:  sibling(s) may recite “A Personal Meditation” (Siddur, page 149):
Optional:  A Blessing (Siddur, page 367):
Optional:  additional prayer from the prayer packet, or chosen by you, may be read:

ARK OPENING/CLOSING (Page 153)
END OF TORAH SERVICE ARK OPENING/CLOSING:
1.

Mourner’s Kaddish:
Rabbi Caine encourages the child to co-lead the Mourner’s Kaddish (for the first time) to honor the memories of relatives (known and unknown).  Would you like the child to do so, and if yes, are there any specific names you would like mentioned at this time (it need not be their yahrzeit)?
No/Yes - Names:

Candy:
Would you like candy tossed at the end of Adon Olam?  If so, please list at least three who will be passing it out:
1.
2.
3.

Adon Olam:
Please list all those you would like invited up to sing Adon Olam:

 

Afternoon Minchah Service Honors Form Preview

Beth Israel Congregation Saturday Afternoon Minchah Service

Directions:  
    Anything that starts in the left margin is a service part.  Rabbi Caine will lead any service part left blank, unless you write in a name (usually the teen).   Page numbers refer to the Sim Shalom Siddur.
    Anything that is indented is something that is an honor the family may assign and should be filled in.  (Anything not assigned will be dropped or covered by the rabbi.)

Shalom Aleichem and Welcome:  Rabbi Caine
Ashrei (p. 226):  
   Tallit Ceremony participants: 
   Passing the Torah:
Chatzi Kaddish (p. 229):
   Ark is Opened by Family Members on the Bimah
Shema (p. 141):  [the bar/t mitzvah teen]
   Torah Carrier for the Processional:  [the bar/t mitzvah teen or alternative please specify:]
Torah Processional:  Nuclear family follows the teen.

First Aliyah Torah Blessings
    English name(s):
    Hebrew/Yiddish name(s):*
First Torah Reader, verses       to         :
 
Second Aliyah Torah Blessings
    English name(s):
    Hebrew/Yiddish name(s)*
Second Reader, verses:
 
Third Aliyah Torah Blessings: [the teen]  
English name:
Hebrew name:  
Third Torah Reader, verses  

        * e.g. “Avraham ben Shmuel v’Gittel.”  In the case where three or more people are being called up, it is more efficient to skip the Hebrew names and instead Rabbi Caine can call up the group using a description such as “Mishpachat X [the X family]” or “Bnei Dodim [cousins]” or “Savim v’Savtot” [grandparents] or “Dodim v’Dodot [aunts and uncles].”

Mishebeirach Blessing for the Teen:  Rabbi Caine
   Hagbahah (Lifting the Torah -- someone who knows how):
   Gelilah (Dressing the Torah):
D’var Torah:  Teen
   Parental Blessings/Charge:  
Returning the Torah (p. 232): 
   Closing the Ark (one or two people, or a family):
Optional Set of Prayers:
   Prayer for our Country (p. 148):
   Prayer for Israel Hebrew (p.149):
   Prayer for Israel English (p.149):
   Prayer for Peace (p. 149):
   Other Optional Reading selected from Bnei Mitzvah Readings Packet (download here):
Chatzi Kaddish (p. 233):
Amidah (p. 234bff):
Kaddish Shalem (p. 247):
Aleinu (p. 248):
Mourners’ Kaddish (p. 249):  Rabbi Caine
    Will teen be saying Kaddish along with Rabbi Caine?
    English names (as you wish them read) of those Rabbi Caine should mention as being remembered by the Kaddish:
Adon Olam (p. 187)

Fri, January 22 2021 9 Shevat 5781