Congregation Beth El Logo


Kantillations for Kids

This is a new program that will meet twice a month (second and fourth) Shabbat morning for pre-Bar Mitzvah children (starting around Grades 3–4) to begin to learn to read Torah and Haftarah and to lead davening. The idea of the program is to create an opportunity for kids to learn a Jewish “skill” even before they are focused on a particular parsha or specific portion for just one (albeit VERY important) day. Also, while the class is for children, it is being designed for parents to “audit” the class so that they may learn alongside their children (not literally – they will probably have to sit in the back!) these valuable and usable skills. Rabbi David Abramson will teach this new class. For the first 8-week session, we expect the class to meet on Shabbat mornings from 11:15 am to Noon. There will be a modest per-family charge. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact Aryeh Portnoy at


Kantillations 1 - V'ahavta with T'amim ~ CLICK TO PRINT 

Kantillations 2 - T'amim - "The Gang of Nine" ~ CLICK TO PRINT  

Kantillations 3 - Trop Drill Sheet ~ CLICK TO PRINT 

Kantillations 4  - Deut. 11

Kantillations 5  - T'amim

 Kantillations 6  - Deut. 16 ~ CLICK TO PRINT

Congregation Beth El is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism