The Kinor David Award was established in 2012 to honor those who have made a meaningful contribution to HaZamir through their efforts and dedication to the organization. This past year, the first recipients of this award were Adina and Harman Avery-Grossman. Adina and Harman first became involved with HaZamir on the local level with HaZamir Bergen County. As Festival chaperones, they were smitten by the work that the organization does with both American and Israeli teens. Their greatest joy has been hosting Israeli singers and their conductor in their home in the week leading up to the annual concert. Adina is a dedicated member of the Zamir Choral Foundation Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the HaZamir Committee of the Board.
Special tribute was paid to Cantor Lawrence Avery, Adina’s father for his commitment to a life filled with Jewish music.