Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Today, I got to meet many of the students who sing in the Jerusalem Youth Chorus. The choir is a project bringing together Israeli and Palestinian youth through music. 

I met the choir's founder and director, Micah Hendler, via AMENDS - the American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford. Micah Hendler studied music and international studies at Yale, where he was a Whiffenpoof. 

The Chorus’ rehearsals are open to the public, so Hannah and I went to the Jerusalem YMCA, home of the choir, for a lovely open air luncheon and then a rollicking few hours of fun listening to the singing (during which I only mouthed the words a wee bit). 

Find out more about the Chorus via their website (, YouTube (, and a mini-documentary about the project (

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