Bar and Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
Cantor Gail’s goal is for each student is to develop an appreciation of the meaning of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah and to shine on his or her special day. We work together on:
• Torah and Haftarah reading and chanting
• Prayer reading and chanting
• Bima (worship space) choreography
• Musical Performance
• Public Speaking
• History and Structure of Jewish Prayer
Gail Foorman was an unbelievable tutor who prepared me beautifully for my bat-mitzvah. She was so nice, funny, and she genuinely cared about me and my success. She has a great voice, and her method of teaching trope is great. She not only taught me how to sing my portion, she taught me what I was singing about. You can tell within minutes of meeting Gail that she loves what she’s doing and cares about all of her students. She ended up being more than a tutor, she was a friend, and I ended up loving lessons with her!
Gail Foorman tutored each of our children for their Bat and Bar Mitzvahs. She is incredibly knowledgeable kind and giving and the kids really relate to her methods of teaching. Gail spent many hours with us helping to coordinate the service and the siddur. She worked with our children to learn their parshiyot and prayers, and to and play them on their guitars throughout the services which we celebrated at Camp Barney Medintz. What a wonderfully spiritual experience.
We could not have asked for a better cantorial soloist and song leader, B’nai Mitzvah tutor and scholar. Thank you Gail.
-Jodi & Jonathan Ginsberg
Gail Foorman is exceptional! She is an exceedingly bright, talented, dedicated, enthusiastic, conscientious and caring person who has excelled in every aspect of her role on our staff. While leading Shabbat Services, Gail has conveyed her depth of knowledge, musical skills and exuberance for teaching adults and children of all ages. When tutoring and facilitating B’nai Mitzvah ceremonies, she demonstrated extraordinary teaching skills, passion, patience, warmth and an obvious and genuine connection to each young adult and family as well as to every participant in attendance. I am delighted to recommend her for her remarkable skills and experiences, personality and presence!
– Jim Mittenthal, M.S.W., Director, Camp Barney Medintz