Our Mission

HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir is a Jewish musical youth movement of 40 choral chapters across the U.S. and Israel. Now in its 27th year, HaZamir engages hundreds of Jewish teens annually who meet weekly to rehearse high-level Jewish choral music and create a pluralistic peer community. HaZamir prepares the next generation of Jewish choral singers, composers and conductors, builds an inclusive peer community across denominations, and provides a platform for contemporary and classic Jewish choral music.


  • To perform at the highest level of artistic excellence.

  • To strengthen the Jewish identities of HaZamir participants.

  • To model and build a pluralistic community.

  • To cultivate international ties between American and Israeli teens.

  • To create a training ground for a new generation of Jewish leadership.