A note from Cantor Pamela Sawyer

These sound files were prepared for the Amitim class to help them to prepare for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. I hope they will be useful to any others who wish to participate fully in services, as sh’liach tzibbur, or simply to make the service more accessible. The words and melodies here reflect the custom at Congregation Netivot Shalom, which may differ in some ways from the practice at other synagogues.

Note that these files are intended for learning, and hence the chanting is deliberately slow.

Cantor Pamela Sawyer
cantorpam@mac.com

The sound files are also available on a two-disk CD for a small charge from the Netivot Shalom office.

Shabbat Morning service

  1. Pesukei De Zimra
  2. Shacharit
  3. Torah Service
  4. Torah Brachot
  5. Haftarah Brachot
  6. Haftarah Trope
  7. Torah Trope
  8. Musaf

Kiddush and Grace after Meals

  1. Kiddush
  2. Birkat HaMazon

Havdalah

  1. Havdalah

 

Pesukei De Zimra

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Sim Shalom, For Shabbat and Festivals”, version published in 1998.  However the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s), refer to a much older version of “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

  1. Mah Tovu p. 61
  2. Elohai Neshama p. 63
  3. Birkot HaShachar p. 65
  4. Uteneinu p. 65, begins 4 lines from bottom of page.  Then continue 6 lines from bottom of p. 66.
  5. Kadeish p. 67.  Then continue with Yehi 6 lines from bottome of p. 70.
  6. Kaddish dRabbanan p. 71
  7. Psalm 92 (Psalm for Shabbat) p. 72
  8. Tzadik Katamar p. 72, 4 lines from bottom
  9. Psalm 30 p. 81 top, chant first line, then silently to lemaan y’zamercha, 2nd line from bottom
  10. Baruch Sheamar p. 83
  11. Psalm 34 p. 88
  12. Ashrei p. 96
  13. Psalm 150 p. 100
  14. Nishmat p. 104
 

Shacharit Service

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Sim Shalom, For Shabbat and Festivals”, the version published in 1998.  However the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s), refer to a much older version of “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

  1. Shochein ad marom, p. 105
  2. Uvmakhalot, p. 105
  3. Yishtabach shimcha la-ad malkeinu, p. 106
  4. Hatzi Kaddish, p. 106
  5. Barchu, Yotzer Or, p. 107
  6. Ein K’erchecha – El Adon, p. 107
  7. La El, p. 109, followed by Teetbarach on p. 110
  8. V’choolam, p. 110.  It starts at the 6th line from the top, not at the box.   You resume at lehakdeesh, which is not at the box, but in the middle of the 3rd line of the second paragraph on p. 110.  Continue through the rest of p. 110.  Or hadash is at the third line from the bottom.
  9. Teetbarach alternative, top of p. 110.
  10. Ahava Raba (3:51), p. 111
  11. Shma, p. 112
  12. Emet, p. 113, second paragraph through p. 114, end of first paragraph
  13. Mi Chamocha, Tzur Yisrael, p. 114
  14. Amidah repetition, p. 115b
  15. Amidah Gvurot,
  16. Kedushah, p. 116
  17. Kedushah: Oz B’kol rosh
  18. Kedushah: mimekomecha
  19. Kedushah: L’dor v’dor
  20. Yismach Moshe, p. 117
  21. Veshamru Bnei Yisrael, p. 117
  22. V’lo Netato, p. 117
  23. Eloheinu vElohei Avoteinu, p. 117
  24. Retzay, p. 118
  25. …modim anachu lach, p. 118
  26. val kulam yitbarach, p. 119
  27. Sim Shalom, p. 120
  28. Kaddish Shalem, p. 138
 

Torah Service

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Sim Shalom, For Shabbat and Festivals”, version published in 1998.  However the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s), refer to a much older version of “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

The Torah service begins on page 139.

  1. Ein kamocha, p. 139
  2. Vayehi binsoa, p. 139
  3. B’reech shema, p. 139
  4. Beh, p. 140
  5. Shema, p. 141
  6. At this point, the Torah is carried in a procession, first going back through the right aisle in the seats, then around the back of the congregation, then back through the middle aisle to the reader’s desk, while singing L’cha, p. 141
  7. At this point, the Torah is read, and then Kaddish, then the Haftorah. (Torah Brachot, Haftarah Brachot).
  8. Avinu shebashamayim, p. 149
  9. Ashrei yoshvei veitecha, p. 151-152
  10. Yhalelu hodo, p. 153
  11. Directions, p. 153.  At this point. the Torah is carried in a procession through the left of the congregation, around the back,  and then down the middle to return the Torah scroll to the ark.  You march with the Torah as you sing with the congregation, but pause when you are singing alone. You will be given a sheet with Mizmore L’David so you don’t have to carry your siddur.
  12. Mizmor L’david, Havu La’adonai p. 153; Alternate melody
  13. Ki Lekach Tov p. 154; Alternate melody
 

Torah Brachot

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Sim Shalom, For Shabbat and Festivals”, version published in 1998.  However the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s), refer to a much older version of “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

  1. Brucha before reading Torah, p. 142
  2. Brucha after reading Torah, p. 142
 

Haftarah Brachot

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Sim Shalom, For Shabbat and Festivals”, version published in 1998.  However the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s), refer to a much older version of “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

Blessing before reading the Haftarah, p. 146:

  1. Blessing  (1:18)

Blessings after reading the Haftarah, p. 147:

  1. First (Tsur kal haolam) (1:37)
  2. Second (Rachem al Zion) (0:32)
  3. Third (Simcheinu) (0:58)
  4. Fourth (Al Ha Torah) (1:06)
 

Haftarah Trope

  1. munach zarkah munach segol (0:14)
  2. munach munach revie (0:12)
  3. mahpach pashtah munach zakef katon (0:14)
  4. zakef gadol (0:09)
  5. merchah tipchah munach etnachtah (0:15)
  6. merchah tipchah merchah sof pasuk (0:14)
  7. pazer (0:10)
  8. ktanah (0:10)
  9. gdolah (0:10)
  10. kadmah azlah (0:08)
  11. azlah geresh (0:11)
  12. gershayim (0:09)
  13. dargah tvir (0:20)
  14. ytiv (0:06)
  15. final (0:18)
 

Torah Trope

  1. munach zarkah munach segol
  2. munach munach revie
  3. mahpach pashtah munach zakef katon
  4. zakef gadol
  5. merchah tipchah munach etnachtah
  6. pazer
  7. ktanah
  8. gdolah
  9. kadmah azlah
  10. azlah geresh
  11. gershayim
  12. dargah tvir
  13. ytiv
  14. sof pasuk
  15. final
 

Musaf Service

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Sim Shalom, For Shabbat and Festivals”, version published in 1998.  However the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s), refer to a much older version of “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

The Musaf service begins on page 156 with the Hatzi Kaddish.

  1. Hatzi Kaddish, p. 155
  2. Amidah: Avot v’Emahot, p. 156b
  3. Amidah: Atah Gvurot, p. 156b
  4. Amidah: Kedushah, p. 157; Alternate Melody
  5. Amidah: Remainder is silent, pp. 158-161.
  6. Kaddish Shalem, p. 181, alternate melody by Rabbi Graudenz  z”l 
  7. Oseh Shalom choreography
  8. Ein Keloheinu,  p. 182:  introEin Keloheinu Melody 1Ein Keloheinu 2Ein Keloheinu 3 – Ladino (Ladino words at the West End Synagogue web site .
  9. Aleinu, p. 183:
  10. Instructions
  11. Adon Olam, p. 187: Melody 1Melody 2Melody 3
 

Kiddush for Shabbat Morning

Kiddush and brachot (3:15) page 315

includes Kiddush, brachot for wine, hand-washing, and bread, and instructions.

 

Birkat HaMazon

The page numbers mentioned in the sound file are from the beige Birkat HaMazon pamphlet used on Shabbat in our services.

Page numbers for the corresponding passages in Sim Shalom are given here for your reference, but note that the beige pamphlet differs from Sim Shalom in several places.

  1. Shir Hamalot (1:37), p. 337
  2. Introductory blessings, HaZan et HaOlam (1:58), p. 337-338
  3. Nodeh L’cha (0:46), p. 338-339 (this has some of the text in Nodeh L’cha and some from V’al hakol on p. 339)
  4. Rtzei v’hachalitzeinu (1:05), p. 340
  5. Uveni Yrushalyim (0:54), p. 340 plus part of first paragraph on p. 341
  6. HaRachaman, Oseh Shalom (1:54), p. 341-343 (rough correspondence)
  7. Yiru Adonai (1:05) p 343, last paragraph
 

Havdalah

  1. Eliahu Hanavi (at end of Havdalah, p. 300)
  2. Hinei El yishuati, p. 299
  3. Wine, Spice, Fire (Friedman melody), p. 299
  4. Conclusion, p. 300