Sing with HaZamir

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Earn 2 JCHS credits per year and make fabulous music! Enthusiastic singers are invited to join HaZamir Philadelphia, a chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir. Sing repertoire spanning 500 years of Jewish musical history; meet your fellow teens from across the US and Israel; sing in local Delaware Valley performances and in major NYC concert halls.  Rehearsals follow JCHS classes on Sunday afternoons from 1:15 - 3.

As much as we love making great music, HaZamir is not only about the singing!  It's great fun to meet kids from across the country (and the ocean!) and HaZamir gatherings (local as well as international) always have free time for socializing, plenty of food, and loads of fun.

Here is a live performance by the full group.  

This is a world premiere of a piece that was commissioned especially for HaZamir:

Our JOLT Online program offers a special class for members of HaZamir - Songs of My People (college credit)
Throughout history, Jewish communities around the world have used music to express their values and to preserve their traditions. In this class, students will explore the diverse languages, texts and sounds that are part of Jewish culture, and discover the ways in which music has evolved in the wake of geographic location and historical circumstance. It is a very interesting course, led by Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman.

Please contact Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman with additional questions at

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