HaZamir finally gave me the opportunity to join a community that combines music and joyful emotion with like-minded peers.

— Eitan, HaZamir Albany




 

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Never have I felt so much pride and joy while singing these powerful words at Festival and on stage.

— Keren, HaZamir Baltimore

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ABOUT HAZAMIR:

HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choiris a Jewish musical youth movement of 38 synchronized choral chapters across the U.S. and Israel. Now entering its 25th year, HaZamir engages hundreds of Jewish teens every year. Teens meet weekly in their local chapters to rehearse and perform high-level Jewish choral music and create a pluralistic peer community, then come together for a Shabbaton and public performance at a world-class venue. 

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Celebrate Our Honoree

Vivian Lazar

We are thrilled to announce that Vivian Lazar is the HaZamir Gala Honoree for our 25th Anniversary Celebration. Serving as the Director of HaZamir since 2004, Vivian has brought a unique understanding of the musical and educational value of choral singing, building HaZamir into an international youth movement. Vivian’s singular vision for HaZamir has brought us to new venues like the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and David Geffen Hall; new partnerships between American and Israeli cities; and new support from Israel’s Ministry of Education. She has held HaZamir to the highest standard of excellence, openness, creativity, and community. Our achievements are her achievements, and we are thrilled to share the spotlight with this exceptional, dedicated, and talented woman.

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Alumni Spotlight

Gabi Levin

HaZamir Baltimore, Class of 2008
HaZamir helped me fall in love with Judaism again. During the crucial years of navigating teenage life, many of us may walk away from our faith. As a teen, my commitment to Judaism began to falter, but as soon as I joined HaZamir, I was reminded of why I loved my religion so much. Allowing teens to connect to their heritage through music provides a strong foundation on which they can base their spiritual and religious lives. HaZamir does an astounding job of educating its teens on many levels: through history, texts, prayers, translation and most importantly a strong connection to Israel. 
Currently I am a professional actress in film and TV, and I work part time as a Youth Director and Jewish educator at two synagogues. I also now work on alumni relations and fundraising in the Zamir office giving back some of all HaZamir has given me. I attended Rider University and hold a degree in theater and dance.