Blessings & Tropes

JRC bat mitzvah rehearsalCantor Friedland has recorded some of the blessings and the tropes that you will need to learn for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Click on the titles below to listen to them.

Torah Blessings, page 399*

Haftarah Blessings, pages 409 and 411*


*The blessings are found in Kol Haneshamah: Shabbat v’Chagim, our prayerbook for Shabbat and festivals.

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In 2008, we built the first platinum LEED-certified green synagogue in North America. The construction required 18 pillars - the number in Hebrew that also means "chai" or "life." 

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