Are these lessons live?
All lessons are conducted one-on-one with your son via live webcam to ensure personal attention and to keep things at a pace that works for your son’s individual needs.
How long is each lesson?
We will work with you and your son to create a schedule that fits your needs. A typical lesson is about 45 minutes, but this can be adjusted based on your preferences.
How long before the bar mitzvah should we start our lessons?
Depending on the reading level of the student and how much he intends to learn for the day of his event, the optimal preparation time can vary from six months to one and a half years. The sooner the lessons start the less pressure it will be on the Bar Mitzvah boy. Please keep in mind, though, that there are all types of options to tailor to your child’s needs.
What if my son can’t read Hebrew?
No problem at all! We have trained many students to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah from the Hebrew reading stage. With simple and fun teaching methods our teachers will enable your child to proudly get up in front of the synagogue and read his portion with confidence. If there is not enough time available for your child to learn how to read Hebrew, we can prepare him quickly on how to be called up to the Torah for an Aliyah and read the Torah Blessings with transliteration.
If my son trains online, which synagogue do I actually have the Bar Mitzvah at?
We will happily set you up with a synagogue of your choice or introduce you to a Rabbi and synagogue in your area and discuss any particular needs for the service. Our team would be happy to help you contact a rabbi and help make arrangements for the service.
What kind of computer and software do I need?
You probably have all you need to get started right away:
1. A computer or laptop – Just about any computer running Windows, Mac or Linux software will work, even an iphone or an Ipad will work. We can assist with any questions you may have.
2. An internet connection – A high speed internet connection is recommended (at least 4-6 Mbps), click here to test your internet connection speed.
3. Headset with microphone – You can purchase these at any computer store or online. These headsets are convenient because they have ear pads for comfort and a microphone that comes around to the mouth allowing your hands to remain free.