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July 10, 2014

Exciting NAJCF 25 Program

The program is set for this summer's 25th annual North American Jewish Choral Festival. Filled with performances by 18 choirs, a wide array of workshops, challenging repertoire for Community Sing and ...
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May 23, 2014

Challenge Grant for NAJCF

Exciting News!   An admirer of Matthew Lazar, the North American Jewish Choral Festival, and the Zamir Choral Foundation has challenged us all with a special matching grant of up to $25,000. ...
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May 05, 2014

NAJCF Tribute Journal Form

A 25th anniversary NAJCF Tribute Journal will capture the excitement of the last 25 years, honor this summer's award recipients and celebrate the wonderful community of singers that has nurtured the ...
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April 03, 2014

HaZamir in The Jewish Week

Vice President of Zamir Choral Foundation, Rabbi Gerald Skolnick writes "At Carnegie Hall, Teens Sing Jewish Identity."
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March 30, 2014

Kinor David Award

The Zamir Choral Foundation's Kinor David Award was given to Elena Neuman Lefkowitz and Jay Lefkowitz at the HaZamir Carnegie Hall Concert today.  Matthew Lazar presented Elena and Jay with a ...
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  • The Zamir Choral Foundation does a brilliant job of bringing the best in Jewish music alive for performers and audiences alike. With the activities of the Mandell Fund for New Music, they go one step further, and take an active role in creating new pieces, and presenting them so they may become the repertory staples of the future. I'm very grateful to have been given the opportunity to contribute to this great legacy.

    -Steve Cohen, Composer

  • The musicality, energy and overall feeling were palpable everywhere in the hall. Your musical standards are exemplary… To get goosebumps from where I was sitting was amazing--such beautiful sounds.  

    -Zamir Chorale audience member

  • I love having the opportunity to hear wonderful music from choruses and soloists beyond compare -- and to be taught by a multitude of great conductors via Community Sings and Instant Ensembles.

    -NAJCF attendee

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