Ben's Jewish Songleader Training

$611 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 38 months
Hi!  My name is Ben Lechtman and I am a 16 year old cantorial soloist trainee,  Jewish Day Camp Music Specialist confirmation student, religious school classroom assistant (madrich) and aspiring NFTY  (National Federation of Temple Youth) song leader.  
I have the inclination, the desire and the dedication to become a top notch cantorial soloist and song leader. What I don't have is the training!  Although I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to pick up pointers here and there from the synagogue musicians in my life, and I also had the privilege of attending a one day synagogue musician workshop conducted by the Jewish Music superstar Beth Schafer , I know that there is much to learn before I reach my goal of being able to create an incredible musical service of my own and lead it with the finesse and charisma I know I can bring to the bimah.   
The perfect way to further this goal is for me to attend URJ KUTZ Camp  as a song leading student.  I would get to study underJosh NelsonDan Nichols, and Noam Katz  who are all just crazy talented.
I would also get the chance to spend time with like-minded Jewish kids---which is a hard thing to do where I live since I'm usually the only Jewish kid in my classes at school.  
The camp is residential. And in New York.  And really expensive (almost $5,000 for 4 weeks of camp). And I would need stuff. Like a portable amp thing for my electric bass. And basic sleep away camp supplies since I have never been to camp before.  
The family budget is short $1500 for these expenses.  
Please consider supporting the next generation of cantorial soloists and Jewish Song leaders!!  I will be unable to attend this program if my fundraising campaign falls short.    
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and considering a donatation.
B'Shalom,
Ben
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Thank you to everyone who's donated so far! I'm Already 1/6 of the goal! Please share this with anyone who could help, thanks again,
Ben.
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$611 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 11 people in 38 months
Created December 14, 2014
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LL
$36
Lisa Looney
37 months ago

sounds amazing!!!

$100
Anonymous
38 months ago
RG
$100
Rabbi Jesse Gallop
38 months ago

Hope you enjoy Kutz!

$41
Anonymous
38 months ago
RC
$50
Risa Cosand
38 months ago

Proud of you for going for it! Good luck!

SP
$30
sarah peasley
38 months ago

You'll be an excellent songleader, Ben!

$25
Anonymous
38 months ago
AL
$100
Alex Lechtman
38 months ago

Happy Hanukah and Good Luck!

$54
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38 months ago
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