Sheila Nesis is a cantor, singer, and songwriter. Prior to moving to NYC from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2007, she toured the United States performing a repertoire of Jewish music, tangos, and Ladino songs. She currently serves as Cantor of Temple Sinai in beautiful Denver, Colorado. Sheila and her husband Alex hope to raise their eight-month old son, Solomon, to be an avid skier.
My son has been sick the past few days. The doctor says it could be a viral sore throat, and the fever and other symptoms could therefore last up to seven days. My poor baby doesn’t want to eat or…play much. I’ve been sleeping in his room so that I can be instantly with him when he calls out asking for water at 3:00 a.m. He’s so thirsty and his body so warm. He has a fever, so I give him ibuprofen and hold him in my arms, rocking our bodies in the chair… >> Read More
At 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015, I threw up in our bathroom—our all white, pristine, newly-renovated bathroom. “OK, now it’s time to go to the hospital,” my husband said. And I…thought, “Finally!” You see, we had a plan. As my due date approached, we had taken many birth and labor classes, and decided we would stay home for most of my labor. I would be comfortable in my home, my comfy clothes, with my husband. I also really didn’t want to get to the hospital… >> Read More
As a cantor, I’ve accompanied many people and families through the loss and grief of their loved ones, and more than once read the passage from Ecclesiastes at a funeral or shiva visitation: “For…everything there is season, a time for every experience under heaven... a time to grieve and a time to dance...” But nothing could have prepared me for what happened seven months ago. A month and a day after I gave birth to my beautiful son, Solomon, my mom passed away after a long battle against… >> Read More