HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir

Grades 9-12

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About HaZamir

HaZamir is an international network of choral chapters for Jewish teens in the U.S. and Israel. It is a program of the Zamir Choral Foundation, Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director. Annually, over 400 HaZamir singers appear in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for a performance that brings together music, community, and spirituality in a context that is dynamic, transformative, and fun. Thousands of teens have shared in this HaZamir experience.

HaZamir Minneapolis/St. Paul

The HaZamir Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter is conducted by Cantor Audrey Abrams on Sundays throughout the school year from 12:30-3 pm at Beth El Synagogue beginning Sept. 8, 2019. Auditions are required for all new singers. Grades 9-12 only.

Fees & Scholarships

HaZamir Minneapolis Chapter Fee is $1,500*, which includes chapter tuition and the trip to for the HaZamir Gala in New York City, March 19 – 23, 2020. See below for registration and payment options.

*Group fundraising through local concert will help defray the cost. Individual need-based scholarships may be available. Contact Cantor Abrams at aabrams@bethelsynagogue.org to discuss scholarships. 

HaZamir International Fees are a separate cost. All singers must be registered with both the local chapter and HaZamir International in order to participate. Click here to register for HaZamir International (Password: HaZamir27)


Contact Cantor Abrams or Rimon for questions and audition sign-up (new singers).

APPLY FOR HAZAMIR 2019 (grades 9-12 only)

ATTENTION NEW SINGERS: An audition is required before registering. Contact Cantor Abrams at aabrams@bethelsynagogue.org to schedule.


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