Cayla Kahn

HaZamir Boca Raton, Class of ‘18

I first joined HaZamir to work on my musical abilities and have a chance to make additional Jewish friends. As time went on, I became more interested in learning about my own Jewish identity. Throughout the retreats and leadership activities, I formed new friendships with Israelis and Americans from different denominations of Judaism. I became more confident in my leadership capabilities and began reading books about Judaism and learning Hebrew. HaZamir has inspired me to add a Jewish Studies minor to my major of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Florida Atlantic University and to become active in Hillel, participating in Israeli American Council and AIPAC conferences and educational fellowships. HaZamir was an extraordinary experience that awoke my appreciation and passion in Judaism and Jewish choral music, and I do not know where I would be without it.