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MUsical Groups


Music is definitely in our hallways and in our spirits. We invite congregants to participate in our groups creating amazing Jewish music together. Whether you are available regularly or only from time to time, if you have a knack for playing an instrument or singing, we have a spot for you.




Gather together with Cantor Goldstein for an in-person jam session at NSCI! Bring your guitar, bass, harmonica, ukulele, or other instrument and a piece of music to share with the group (we'll provide the drums). This program is open to congregants and is only for musicians; there will be no audience. 

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Join Shir Chadash and meet friends like you who love to sing or play a musical instrument. Shir Chadash provides a rich harmony to enhance our worship experience and help create sacred moments during Shabbat, celebrations and commemorations! Our repertoire includes a variety of traditional and new genres. We also perform during concerts throughout the year.


Shir Chadash rehearses Monday evenings (check our current schedule) at 7:00-8:30 p.m. throughout the year. Cantor David Goldstein is the music director and conductor along with our organist/accompanist, Gregory Shifrin. We have a spot for you.

SELAH (6th–12th GRADE)


Cantor David Goldstein and Alan Goodis, noted song leader and composer, welcome 6th-12th grade musicians who sing and/or play musical instruments to be part of Selah. Cantor Goldstein and Alan Goodis create an ensemble of prayer leaders building your repertoire and confidence in leading the congregation during worship on Shabbat and High Holy Days. 


Selah members:

  • Rehearse during the school year on Sundays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Lead Shabbat services monthly and High Holy Day Services (a schedule of specific dates will be emailed to participants and their parents.
  • Perform throughout the year at concerts and social action projects to extend their talent beyond the walls of NSCI.

Two groups provide a path into Selah:


  1. Junior Selah class for 3rd- and 4th-grade religious school students who want to find out what the Selah experience is like. All 3rd and 4th graders have the opportunity to try out Junior Selah during the beginning of those school years.
  2. Prayer Jamming class for 5th- and 6th-grade religious school students who want to learn their prayers through music. This group begins to master the basic repertoire used by Selah.  

If interested, please contact Pamela Connell to incorporate Selah, Prayer Jamming, or Junior Selah into your religious school studies.

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This 8th–12th Grade Song leading Workshop, led by Cantor Goldstein, was developed as a response to the enthusiasm generated by Nashir, the national song leading institute. This workshop is for those who desire to learn more songs and techniques, gain experience and confidence, in order to song lead in the school, at youth group events, as part of Selah, or simply to improve their skills.


This class is available to students with experience singing who are prepared to commit to developing their skills and to regular, punctual attendance. Guitar experience is a plus. If you are new to this program and are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Goodman.

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If you already know or want to learn how to blow the shofar for the High Holy Days, come join us. The shofar calls us to worship, shake people’s conscience, and asks God to remember us. We welcome new participants of all ages. Rehearsals are held in the weeks leading up to the High Holy Days to prepare you to bring the unique sound of the shofar to the community. If you are interested, please reach out to Cantor David Goldstein.

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