Nashir Chicago: Teen Songleading Seminar

Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24, 2019
North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL

Join with other teen songleaders, led by professional singer-songwriter-songleader Alan Goodis and guest faculty for a weekend of training, skill development and hands on learning! Participate in intensive workshops, small-group specialty focused electives, leading religious school music, individual evaluation and a musical Shabbat experience.

Jewish music is a cornerstone of the Reform Jewish movement. 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.

NFTY Nashir is a home hosted event, which means families from North Shore Congregation Israel will host teen participants. These families must apply and be approved by the NFTY Chicago Regional Director to host. If your teen is participating in Nashir and would like to host (even if you do not belong to North Shore Congregation Israel), please fill out the host home application on this event page. We strongly recommend that every teen participates in this home hosted style for the event so it is a full weekend expierence. If your teen is not able to stay at a host home, and would rather stay at home, please contact Naomi Looper at to discuss.

Regular: $175 USD

  • Meals included in the cost of the event.
  • Registration will be accepted after November 6, 2019 on a space-available basis.
  • Teens are expected to participate in the entire event. Fees are set at a full package rate and unfortunately we cannot prorate registration.
  • All fees are in US Dollars

This is a North American NFTY program open to any Jewish high school student.

For more information, visit the NFTY Nashir website.

Those driving should arrive at North Shore Congregation Israel at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 22nd in order to practice for the Shabbat Tefillah experience. Please plan to be picked up at North Shore Congregation Israel at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 24th.

Travel fees to Chicago are not included in the price of the event.

Please be sure to book air travel in and out of O’Hare Airport only, and train or bus travel in and out of Union Train/Bus Station in downtown Chicago. Please make sure your flight, train or bus arrives no later than 1:30 pm on Friday, November 22nd and departs no earlier than 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 24th.

Transportation to and from O'Hare Airport and Union Train and Bus Station will be provided for teens who travel within the travel parameters listed above. There is absolutely no transportation or supervision provided from Midway Airport

Please do not bring anything valuable as NFTY is not responsible for any personal belongings.

If you need to cancel, the registration fees you paid will be refunded as follows:

Through October 25, 2019 – 90%

Through November 1, 2019 – 75%

Through November 8, 2019 – 50%

After November 8, 2019 we will not be able to issue any refunds for cancellation. If you have a documented medical emergency and must cancel after November 8, 2019 you will be refunded 75% of the registration fees you paid.

All cancellation must be in writing. We will accept cancellations by email to We’re sorry, but we cannot accept cancellations over the phone. Please allow up to six weeks after the conclusion of the event for your refund to be processed.