Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) invites Jewish teens to join the Hartford chapter of HaZamir, 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.
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.
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.
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, located at Lincoln Center in New York City.
HaZamir Hartford is led by our conductor, Yehudis Schreiber, with support from our parent coordinator, Elana Doron. Yehudis teaches the National Repertoire and helps everyone in the chapter become a knowledgeable and confident singer, well prepared to shine onstage at the Gala Performance. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a former member of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. She has a Masters Degree in Music Education (University of Bridgeport), Kodály Certification (The Hartt School, University of Hartford), and has been teaching music in various educational settings since 2001
HaZamir meets weekly from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford in tandem with the JTConnect program. Annual tuition in JTConnect is $500. Financial aid is available for families who need assistance.
For more information, contact Yehudis Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cara Levine at Cara@jtconnect.org.