Tamir is a proud and caring team of participants, families, volunteers and staff dedicated to promoting quality of life in a Jewish environment for persons with developmental disabilities through opportunities for personal growth and community involvement. Tamir is a non-profit transfer payment agency funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
People with developmental disabilities are often marginalized in society without opportunities to express their talents and passions in life and realize their full potential.
The Tamir Neshama (Soul) Choir offers an environment in which individuals with developmental disabilities can explore their love of music and performance. The role of the Choir Leader is to nurture their love of and joy in music, expand their knowledge and appreciation for it, and promote the transition of individuals from feelings of isolation and low self-esteem to enjoying a sense of belonging, purpose and accomplishment through the Neshama Choir experience. Raising of spirits and connection to community for the Neshama Choir participants, is the essence of the role of the Choir Leader.
The Choir has been entertaining audiences since 2002 in a variety of settings from churches and synagogues, to hospitals and special events in Ottawa such as World Religion Day, the Ottawa Tulip Festival and Holocaust Remembrance Day on Parliament Hill. The choir has also performed at special engagements in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Boca Raton, Florida. The Neshama Choir sings in a variety of languages, including Hebrew and Yiddish, and performs an eclectic mix of music from many genres.
The choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, from approximately September to June and performs at events across the city and elsewhere within the Jewish community and community at large.
Please contact Jodi Green, firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and/or resume.