Teen Leadership Goal: Identifying teens who show leadership potential to develop their skills so they emerge as confident and caring future leaders of the Jewish people.
Achieving the Goal: Through interactive online training and leadership retreats, the Teen Leaders will be guided to learn the core principles of leadership: responsibility, respect, awareness, communication, compassion, focus, accountability, inclusion, generosity, and confidence. Teen Leaders will have the opportunity to run programs in their local chapters and at national events that unite our global community, celebrate the traditions of our people and demonstrate our strong connection to the State of Israel
The HaZamir Teen Leadership Program was established to prepare the next generation to take its place at the helm of the Jewish community in both professional and lay positions.
All HaZamir singers who have attended the previous years Festival, and are entering 11th or 12th grade are eligable to apply. They must submit a written essay application and be given a positive recomendation from their conductor. Among the group, select Teens will be receive a phone interview as the final process for selecting the new Teen Leaders.
Teen Leaders receive training in leadership and community building skills as well as workshops in Israel engagement and advocacy. They meet in person several times a year and continue weekly communication through closed and supervised on-line directives and projects. Teen Leaders also model leadership at local regional, national and international events, supporting their local conductors and running social activities throughout the course of HaZamir retreats.
The Teen Leadership activities include:
Teen Leader Orienation
HaZamir USA (August 27 - 28, 2017)
HaZamir Israel (August 27 - 28, 2017)
Teen Leader Shabbaton (HaZamir USA only) (January 12-15, 2018)
HaZamir Festival Weekend (March 15 - 18, 2018)
HaZamir will provide year-round, online networking oportunities between the Teen Leaders participants through closed Facebook groups, supervised online discussions and social social media. Teen Leaders are required to complete 10 writting assignments to encourage their personal development, strengthen their local chapters and provide opportunities for outreach to the community through service and education.
Teen Leaders are evaluated on their performance 3 times during the year, and must also complete a self evaluation at the close of the program. They are expected to represnt the ideals of HaZamir, commited to excellence in music and Jewish pride.