Zamir Sings For Israel – A Benefit Concert Featuring Healing Jewish Choral Music

Zamir Sings For Israel - A Benefit Concert Featuring Healing Jewish Choral Music
“Now more than ever, HaZamir Israel needs support. HaZamir is a healing and empowering lifeline for our Israeli singers, providing stability, resilience, and friendship to them in this time of crisis,” says Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director of Zamir Choral Foundation.

The Zamir Choral Foundation presents Zamir Sings for Israel, featuring cathartic Jewish choral music that expresses a range of emotions currently being felt in Israel, the U.S and around the world. The concert, set for Sunday, December 17th at Merkin Hall in NYC, will benefit the teens of HaZamir Israel who have suffered displacement, trauma and loss.

The Zamir Sings for Israel performance features the Zamir Chorale, the premier Hebrew singing choir in North America and Zamir Noded, the inspiring Jewish choir for young professionals, and is conducted by Maestro Matthew Lazar, the leading force of the Jewish choral movement. It evokes solidarity, rededication and resolve, including works by American and Israeli composers David Burger, Gerald Cohen, Steve Cohen, Yonatan Razel, and Naomi Shemer.

HaZamir Israel is part of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, with 38 chapters across the U.S. and Israel.  HaZamir was created as a platform for talented teens to sing great Jewish music at the highest standard of excellence. For 30 years, HaZamir has served as a training ground for a new generation of singers, conductors, composers and leaders, investing in young people so that they have a deeper understanding of the values, traditions and glory of Judaism and artistic expression.

“In the midst of the chaos, emotional hardship and economic distress that Israeli teens are experiencing, HaZamir offers a constant and welcoming community in which to express Jewish identity through a choral community of likeminded peers,” adds Vivian Lazar, Director of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir. “We want our HaZamir Israel singers to know they are not alone or forgotten. This uplifting concert sends a message of support and belief that we are one people with one heart.”

The benefit performance takes place on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, located at 129 W. 67th St., New York, NY 10023.  For tickets visit Zamir Sings for Israel or call the Box Office at  212 501-3330. Ticket prices are $40 Balcony; $100 Orchestra – $60 of which is tax-deductible. For more information, visit

About Zamir Choral Foundation

The Zamir Choral Foundation is guided by an expansive vision of vibrant Jewish identity across the generational, denominational, and political continuums through the study and performance of Jewish music at the highest level of excellence.  Matthew Lazar is considered the foremost interpreter of Jewish music worldwide and has worked with Maestros Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta, among others.

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