This program is made possible by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, the Messerschmidt Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, and the Covenant Foundation
This yearlong experience is designed to empower individuals to lead worship services, shiva minyans, singing circles, and more within their own communities. Through monthly online classes and individual coaching sessions with Cantor Nesis, participants will build the skills needed to succeed as prayer leaders. Applications will soon be open for our second cohort. Stay tuned!
The training program is designed to:
What specific areas and practical skills will be covered?
There will be three main tracks: Davening, Song, and Spirituality
Understanding the structure of Friday evening and Shacharit Shabbat worship
Sheila Nesis is a cantor and mother of two. She most recently served as cantor at Temple Sinai in Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, she served progressive congregations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and New York City. Her writings appear in various Jewish publications, including Kveller, The Forward, and Ritualwell, among others. Originally from Argentina, she resides in Cumberland, Maine.