Two week overnight arts camp dedicated to the Expressive Arts. It provides a nurturing, Torah-observant environment where Jewish girls ages 11 – 19 pursue their artistic interests, develop their talents, make new friends, and grow spiritually and emotionally. Since 2000, Tizmoret Shoshana has been offering campers the experience of a lifetime – friendship, a family of like-minded spirits, inspiration, and excellence in the expressive arts.
Chamber Music: Baroque, Classical, Romantic...
Vocal Music: Solo, Ensemble...
Visual Arts: Drawing inspiration from the beautiful..
Drama and Puppetry; Improvisation, mask-making, acting...
Creative Writing: Writers express their vision..
Dance: Ballet, Modern, and Israeli Dance
Sounds of a Bach concerto drift down the corridor, mingled with the harmonies of a Solomon Rossi vocal quartet. On a deck overlooking a lake and rolling farmland, a group of girls lean intensely over sketchpads, with pastels and pencils in hand, as they try to capture the evanescent hues of a twilight summer sky. Another group of campers energetically improvises a dialogue for a Torah-themed drama involving live actors and puppets. Meanwhile, in another space, dancers practice their twirls and pliés. Writers find the quiet and solitude they need to concentrate on poetry, short stories, and essays and a nurturing environment in which to share their creations.
These are the sounds and sights of Tizmoret Shoshana. Since the summer of 2000, the retreat has welcomed Jewish girls from throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. Tizmoret Shoshana hosts girls who are as serious about Torah as they are about pursuing their interests in the arts. This summer, with its experienced and vibrant faculty, extensive facilities, and intensive program. Tizmoret Shoshana will adorn the lovely mountains with sights and sounds of uncommon beauty. We look forward to your participation.
Tizmoret Shoshana's mission is to foster and encourage a passion for music and the arts as a way of serving our Creator through the nurturance of self-expression, the development of artistic skills, and through modeling what it means to be a female and a Jewish artist.
This is accomplished by the formation of an intergenerational artistic community of campers and practicing artists in a safe, kosher, Jewish environment where innovation, collaboration, and interdisciplinary dialogue are encouraged.