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 Lev Shalem For Shabbat & Festivals” published in 2016.  However, the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s) refer to the 1985 edition of the full “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

  1. Mah Tovu p. 101
  2. Elohai Neshama p. 99
  3. Birkot HaShachar pp. 103-104 (Note that the blessings are printed in a different order from the audio recording.)
  4. Uteneinu p. 104, begins 3 lines from bottom of page. Then continue to 3 lines from top of p. 106.
  5. Kadeish p. 106, beginning 4 lines from the bottom of page. Then continue with Yehi, marked with an aleph on p. 111.
  6. Kaddish dRabbanan p. 111
  7. Psalm 92 (Psalm for Shabbat) p. 112
  8. Tzadik Katamar p. 112, 4 lines from bottom
  9. Psalm 30 p. 120 top, chant first line, then silently to lemaan y’zamercha, 2nd line from bottom
  10. Baruch Sheamar p. 122
  11. Psalm 34 p. 128
  12. Ashrei p. 136
  13. Psalm 150 p. 141
  14. Nishmat p. 145

Shacharit Service

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Lev Shalem For Shabbat & Festivals” published in 2016.  However, the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s) refer to the 1985 edition of the full “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

  1. Shochein ad marom, p. 147
  2. Uvmakhalot, p. 147
  3. Yishtabach shimcha la-ad malkeinu, p. 148
  4. Hatzi Kaddish, p. 148
  5. Barchu, Yotzer Or, pp. 149-150
  6. Ein K’erchecha – El Adon, pp. 150-151
  7. La El, p. 152, followed by Teetbarach on p. 153
  8. V’choolam, p. 153. It starts at the 8th line from the top, not at the arrow. You resume at lehakdeesh, which is not at the arrow, but in the middle of the 3rd line of the second paragraph on p. 153. Continue through the rest of p. 153. Or hadash is at the second line from the bottom.
  9. Teetbarach alternative, top of p. 153
  10. Ahava Raba p. 154
  11. Shma, pp. 155-156
  12. Emet, p. 156, third line from the bottom through p. 158, middle of page
  13. Mi Chamocha, Tzur Yisrael, p. 158
  14. Amidah repetition, pp. 159-160
  15. Amidah Gvurot, p. 160
  16. Kedushah, p. 161
  17. Kedushah: Oz B’kol rosh p. 161
  18. Kedushah: mimekomecha p. 161
  19. Kedushah: L’dor v’dor p. 161
  20. Yismach Moshe, p. 162
  21. Veshamru Bnei Yisrael, p. 162
  22. V’lo Netato, p. 163
  23. Eloheinu vElohei Avoteinu, p. 163
  24. Retzay, p. 163
  25. …modim anachu lach, p. 164
  26. val kulam yitbarach, pp. 164-165
  27. Sim Shalom, p. 165
  28. Kaddish Shalem, p. 167

Torah Service

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Lev Shalem For Shabbat & Festivals” published in 2016.  However, the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s) refer to the 1985 edition of the full “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

The Torah service begins on page 168.

  1. Ein kamocha, p. 168
  2. Vayehi binsoa, p. 168
  3. B’reech shema, p. 170
  4. Beh, p. 170
  5. Shema, p. 171
  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. 171
  7. At this point, the Torah is read, and then Kaddish, then the Haftorah. (Torah Brachot, Haftarah Brachot).
  8. Avinu shebashamayim, p. 178
  9. Ashrei yoshvei veitecha, pp. 181-182
  10. Yhalelu hodo, p. 183
  11. Directions, p. 183.  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. 183; Alternate melody
  13. Ki Lekach Tov p. 184; Alternate melody

Torah Brachot

All page numbers below refer to ““Siddur Lev Shalem For Shabbat & Festivals” published in 2016.  However, the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s) refer to the 1985 edition of the full “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

  1. Brucha before reading Torah, p. 172
  2. Brucha after reading Torah, p. 172

Haftarah Brachot

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Lev Shalem For Shabbat & Festivals” published in 2016.  However, the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s) refer to the 1985 edition of the full “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

Blessing before reading the Haftarah, p. 175:

  1. Blessing  (1:18)

Blessings after reading the Haftarah, p. 175:

  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

Lithuanian Trope

Musaf Service

All page numbers below refer to “Siddur Lev Shalem For Shabbat & Festivals” published in 2016.  However, the page numbers in the audio files (.mp3’s) refer to the 1985 edition of the full “Siddur Sim Shalom”.

The Musaf service begins on page 184 with the Hatzi Kaddish.

  1. Hatzi Kaddish, p. 184
  2. Amidah: Avot v’Emahot, pp. 185-186
  3. Amidah: Atah Gvurot, p. 186
  4. Amidah: Kedushah, p. 187; Alternate Melody
  5. Amidah: Remainder is silent, pp. 188a-192
  6. Kaddish Shalem, p. 203, alternate melody by Rabbi Graudenz  z”l 
  7. Oseh Shalom choreography
  8. Ein Keloheinu,  p. 204:  introEin Keloheinu Melody 1Ein Keloheinu 2Ein Keloheinu 3 – Ladino (Ladino words in far left column, p. 204 and at the West End Synagogue web site.)
  9. Aleinu, pp. 205-206:
  10. Instructions
  11. Adon Olam, p. 211: Melody 1Melody 2Melody 3

Kiddush for Shabbat Morning

Kiddush and brachot (3:15) page 77
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 Lev Shalem are given here for your reference, but note that the beige pamphlet differs from Lev Shalem in several places.

  1. Shir Hamalot (1:37), p. 87
  2. Introductory blessings, HaZan et HaOlam (1:58), p. 88
  3. Nodeh L’cha (0:46), p. 89
  4. Rtzei v’hachalitzeinu (1:05), p. 90
  5. Uveni Yrushalyim (0:54), p. 90 plus part of first paragraph on p. 91
  6. HaRachaman, Oseh Shalom (1:54), pp. 91-93 (rough correspondence)
  7. Yiru Adonai (1:05) p. 93, last paragraph

Havdalah

  1. Eliahu Hanavi (at end of Havdalah, p. 284)
  2. Hinei El yishuati, p. 283
  3. Wine, Spice, Fire (Friedman melody), p. 283
  4. Conclusion, p. 284