Well, I did it! I am officially finished writing my FIRST melody. With glitches and trying to learn the Finale Notepad, it took me a while, but it is done. I wrote the melody to the prayer Adon Olam. today I applied the guitar chords to it. I have to say, it is pretty. I was speaking with one of the Rabbi’s I know today and he asked me for a copy! A friend who sings and plays guitar would like a copy, so I guess I will start giving them out. I have already used it at Friday Night Services at the Court At Palm Aire. Last Friday night, the congregants were sining with me. Who knows what else I will come up with? As I said though, I have to get use to the program, so I guess the only way for me to do that is to write more music!
I did a lot of emailing today to let people know about the High Holiday Services and Shabbat Services I will be and do conduct, and the wonderful adult education programming; a lot of the things I am involved with in the area.
I was asked to conduct Tot Shabbat in Hollywood, FL this Shabbat including a story for the children. I have a few, so I will see which one I think would be most meaningful for the children and their families. I do not like to exclude the parents and siblings.
Tonight I will make the samples for the wonderful crafts I have planned for the ECC children I will be teaching. A round challah cover for Rosh Hashanah, and possibly a Torah for Simchat Torah. I will not need a sample for the Sukkah Decorations we will be making. I envisioned a large fruit made out of poster board, and the kids will decorate it. We will have one per class, then hang them up. I don’t know if we will have time for a Yom Kippur craft, and if not, we will do song, story/discussion and big-pad answers to a question like, “What do you promise to be better at this year?”
Sixth grade plans are coming together after a wonderful meeting with my co-teacher last week. I have the first couple of classes’ lesson plans in my head. I just have to get it in the computer now and sent to the director.
I have so much going on in my head.
A busy, busy time, but good stuff is happening.