Residencies and Concerts
Naomi Less is a…
1. Jewish spiritual/worship musician
2. Self-esteem & bullying prevention trainer
3. Jewish Chick Rocker!
Naomi’s Philosophy of Programming:
1NAOMI LESS Band – Rock Concert*
Join Naomi Less in concert featuring estro-powered-rock, tribal lyrics, rhythm, faith, and positive spiritual connection. Filled with positive-empowerment and self-esteem messaging, Naomi helps build tolerance, empowerment, and confidence in women and men. * Acoustic Show available.
2SOUL-IFYING MUSIC WORSHIP
Experiential worship services exploring spirituality sthrough music, meditation and creativity.
• Kabbalat Shabbat Rocks Family Program (young families – 4 and up)
• Entering the Soul of Shabbat – Spiritual Music (teens/adults)
“Anytime” Worship Service
• “Just Breathe” – restorative, musical service (teens/adults)
• “Never Say Goodbye” Havdallah (adaptable for all ages/genders)
The Real Me – Living Room Series
(For Girls and Important Older Female Figures in their Lives)
An intimate acoustic concert with stories and songs about self-esteem, identity and responsibility in the world. Set in a relaxed environment for girls, older siblings, mothers and other female role models to experience together.
The Real Me – Bullying Prevention Workshop (co-ed middle/high school)
An intimate acoustic performance and experiential workshop that engages teens around questions of justice, bullying and proactive methods to better navigate the spectrum of high school behaviors when bullying manifests.
Jews Rock Songwriting and Recording Workshop (all ages)
Naomi Less and co-writer/producer, Glenn Grossman take participants through a collaborative songwriting experience – making personal musical meaning out of Jewish content. No experience necessary.
Who am I standing in front of?
An exploration of God through the medium of music.
4Professional Development for Educators
Using the wisdom of bullying experts across the field, Naomi weaves together an energizing, interactive, motivational presentation, giving educators visual models and tools to utilize in their work.
Evaded Issues for Educators – done in partnership with Ma’yan
“I’m So Fat.” “That’s So Gay.”: Addressing Evaded Issues in Jewish Education: Are we equipped and prepared to address inflammatory situations when they arise in our educational programs?
Developing a Critical Gender Lens
Music, the cultural language our learners speak, conveys both subtle and overt gender messaging. Learn to develop critical gender lens through examining messages embedded in pop music. Help empower and embolden learners to make strong informed decisions in their lives.
What they’re saying about Naomi…
“Your music, your neshama and your passion are an inspiration. Thank you for inspiring us, giving us hope and providing us with models, music and tools to build a bright tomorrow.”
“Naomi Less is a trusted colleague and a fantastic co-creator. Her diverse skill set has enabled Storahtelling’s evolution on multiple levels – as an artist, educator, strategic thinker and meticulous producer she translated vision into radical realities.”
“Naomi Less. Take a dose of Sheryl Crow, add a splash of Debbie Friedman and what do you get? The one and only…Teaching young women how to jam one truthful chord at a time…Original songs inspired by social justice, tribal bonds and an ancient code of ethics. Because Jewish Chicks Rock. Literally.”
“Naomi Less has been a “force of nature”, leading both campers and staff to become more confident in expressing themselves and feeling comfortable with who they are. She is an exceptional role model to girls, and a talented artist who inspires both campers and staff alike.”
“Naomi Less is an exceptional educator, a multi-talented artist, and a powerful role model. Her work with our programs and professionals was evidence of her capacity to inspire and train others.”