Chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir

What is HaZamir?
HaZamir is an International Jewish Teen Choir with 37 chapters across the U.S. and Israel. In weekly rehearsals, regional gatherings, and the HaZamir International Festival, HaZamir teens study Jewish text and history, grow as leaders, cultivate a deep connection to Israel, and create enduring friendships that transcend geographic, political, social, and denominational differences. Together the singers of HaZamir create harmonious unity and long lasting connections, to one another and Judaism, through excellence in music.

What happens at the weekly meetings?
During the program year, all HaZamir chapters learn the same repertoire developed annually with a curriculum by HaZamir professional staff.  Weekly chapter rehearsals are led by skilled and knowledgeable choral conductors.

When does it meet?
HaZamir meets weekly from 10:30am – 12:00pm at the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford in tandem with the JTConnect program. Click here for the 2021-2022 calendar.

Who can participate?
HaZamir is open to all teens in 8th-12th grade who love to sing! Synagogue membership is not required. Teens must commit to the full year.

What does it cost to participate?
Yearly tuition in JTConnect is $500.
Financial aid is available for families who need assistance.
Tuition does not include participation in InterVisitation or Festival/Gala. 

Are there performances?
Yes! The first performance as a large choir takes place at InterVisitation: the Northeast Regional gathering in January, in an “open rehearsal” attended by parents and community members. The main event is the Gala Performance in March, onstage at David Gefen Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC.

Questions? Email Yehudis Schreiber at or Cara Levine at