An exciting new opportunity to join with other teen songleaders for a weekend of training, skill development and hands on learning! Participate in intensive workshops, small-group specialty focused electives, individual evaluation and a musical Shabbat experience.
Return home with a skill set that will enable you to take advantage of the songleading opportunities at your Temple, Religious School, Youth Group and in NFTY.
Learn how to effectively teach a song
Work collaboratively in a team (songleading team, Religious School staff, NFTY region, etc.)
Songlead at a Worship Service, Religious School, Youth Group Event
Teach early childhood music
Plan for a service, song session, Religious school year music program
Learn new melodies and be introduced to old favorites
Share best practices to continue their growth as a songleader after the program concludes
Thanks for joining us for Nashir this year in Seattle & Chicago!
Stay tuned for the 2016-2017 dates and information.
"Attending Nashir weekends has had an indelible impact on my leadership style, confidence level, and situational awareness - skills I use every day of my life, songleading or not."
- Kate York, 5-time Nashir participant
Religious & Cultural Vice President, NFTY Mid-Atlantic Region
"Although we have seen an upward curve from Avital's musical leadership and confident bimah presence throughout her year as a NFTY-GER songleader, there was a quantum jump in her confidence, presence, and creativity after each of the two Nashir weekends that she attended. The congregation has loved the meaning that she has brought to the worship experiences she has lead - on Friday nights, for our pre-school Pray'n'Play Shabbat, for Shavuot, and in our religious school."
- Rabbi Joel Abraham, Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains
"For many years our son, Julian has had a love for music. Being a proud Jewish teenager, Nashir has given him a time in which he can share his gift of music with other Jewish teenagers in a nurturing environment. The friendships he has formed during Nashir will last a lifetime."
- Adam Stone, parent of 2-time participant Julian in Nashir: Chicago