Are you a Gleek?
Are you passionate about performing high quality ensemble vocal music? Jew Glee is for you! This winter you have the opportunity to audition for JewGlee, an elite NFTY singing group that will perform for Liberal Jewish Communities as we travel in the footsteps of our Jewish ancestors in Europe and Israel. Only 30 teens will be afforded this unique opportunity to make magnificent music together, make great new friends from across North America, and make Jewish memories that will last a lifetime. The group will convene for intensive rehearsal at Kutz Camp with a high powered team of music and choreography specialists the week prior to departure for a five week journey to Berlin, Krakow, Prague, Budapest, and Israel. Teens chosen for JewGlee will be required to learn the musical repertoire in advance with the aid of sheet music and a learning CD. Complete the application for JewGlee at www.nftyisrael.org/apply.
In Eastern Europe, see the birthplace of Reform Judaism with your own eyes. Perform at the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Berlin, Germany and participate in the 20th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland. Meet with teen members of ZLU-Hatikva (Zidovska Liberalni Unie) and Bejt Simcha, the liberal congregations of Prague, and Sim Shalom Congregation and Bet Orim Reform Jewish Congregation, the liberal congregations in Budapest, Hungary. Celebrate our movement’s rich heritage and its steady return to contemporary Europe with your beautiful music!
Harmonize together with Carmelim, an Israeli teen performing group at the Leo Baeck High School in Haifa, and meet members of the Israeli chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir. Enjoy special performances by famous Israeli performing artists and go behind the scenes of the Israeli television show Kochav Nolad, the Israeli equivalent of American Idol. Experience the full gamut of Israeli instrumental music and meet young up-and-coming performing artists at the renowned Jerusalem Music Centre located in picturesque Mishk’not Shaananim.
Auditions for JewGlee will be held in Dallas at NFTY Convention (Feb 18-22, 2011), Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York in February and March 2011. Participants chosen will be notified at the beginning of April. Teens chosen for JewGlee will be required to learn the musical repertoire in advance with the aid of sheet music and a learning CD.