Youth choirs at NVHC are about friends and fun. You’ll sing together, you’ll make amazing music as a group, and you’ll learn Jewish songs that you just can’t get out of your head! Our Youth choirs sing at our Erev Shabbat services at 6:45 pm on the first Friday of most months. See the schedule below.
Youth choirs may also sing during school assemblies on Sunday mornings and at the annual regional Jewish youth choir festival. Most of all, NVHC’s choirs have fun and feel terrific about what they can accomplish together!
K – 2nd grades: Kol Tsa’ir (Voice of the Young)
Kol Tsa’ir is NVHC’s youngest youth choir (K-2nd grades), a group that sings with an emphasis on FUN! K-2nd graders rehearse as part of Kehilat Limmud each week and sing about once a month at a 6:45 pm Erev Shabbat service. Directed by music specialist Nell Hirsch, Kol Tsa’ir kids find and share the joy in Judaism in song.
New! For 3rd – 6th grades: Shireinu (Our Songs)
If you have a 3rd-6th grader who loves to sing, or likes to sing, or just likes to be here with other kids, there is a place for them in Shireinu – our awesome youth choir! This fun choir learns exciting Jewish music with opportunities for our upper grade students to sing harmonies, parts and solos. Rehearsal for Shireinu is for 30 minutes immediately following Kehilat Limmud, which includes a snack! Directed by Cantor Susan Caro and music specialist Nell Hirsch, there is rehearsal every Sunday that there is Kehillat Limmud.
2015-2016 Youth Choirs Calendar – All locations are NVHC unless otherwise noted; all times are for choir arrival.
Friday 9/11/15 5:45 p.m. Welcome back rehearsal!
- 5:45 – 6:30 Kol Tsa’ir rehearsal with Nell Hirsch
Shireinu rehearsal with Cantor Caro
- 6:30 Potluck dinner for youth choirs and families
- 8:00 Erev Shabbat service (for those who can stay)
Monday 9/14/15 8:30 a.m. Rosh Hashanah Family Service (at service location, off-site. Service begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Sunday 9/20/15 11:45 a.m. First Kol Tsa’ir rehearsal during KL; Shireinu rehearsal after KL (with pizza!) – all subsequent rehearsals following the schedule of Kehillat Limmud.
Wed. 9/23/15 8:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Family Service (at service location, off-site. Service begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Friday 10/16/15 6:10 p.m. Erev Shabbat service (6:30 p.m.)
Friday 11/20/15 6:10 p.m. Erev Shabbat service (6:30 p.m.)
Friday 12/11/15 6:10 p.m. Erev Shabbat & M’sibat Chanukah (6:30 p.m.)
Saturday 12/12/15 3:00-6:00 p.m. Regional Youth Choir Festival, Temple Sinai, DC
Friday 1/15/16 6:10 p.m. Erev Shabbat celebrating Social Justice (6:30 p.m.)
Friday 2/19/16 6:10 p.m. Erev Shabbat service (6:30 p.m.)
Wed. 3/23/16 TBD M’sibat Purim
Friday 4/15/16 6:10 p.m. Erev Shabbat (6:30 p.m.)
Sunday 5/15/16 12:15 p.m. Choir Party! (After Kehilat Limmud and Brotherhood Breakfast)