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 4-5:30 pm on ZOOM beginning September 13, 2020. We are joining together with three California chapter – HaZamir San Diego, HaZamir Los Angeles, HaZamir Silicon Valley. Auditions are required for all new singers. Grades 9-12 only.

Fees & Scholarships

HaZamir Minneapolis Chapter Fee is $500* for chapter tuition. If the New York festival is to take place in the spring, fees for the trip will be collected at that time. 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. International fees are $175 until September 16*. After that the cost automatically goes to $200.

Click here to register for HaZamir International (Password: HaZamir2020)

*The early bird registration deadline is Wednesday, September 16th, after which point National Dues will no longer be $175, they will be $200.


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

APPLY FOR HAZAMIR 2020 (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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