Empowering youth from East and West Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Youth Chorus is an Israeli-Palestinian music and dialogue project that has been providing a space for young people from East and West Jerusalem to grow together in song and dialogue since 2012. Through the co-creation of music and the sharing of stories, we empower youth in Jerusalem with the responsibility to speak and sing their truths, as they become leaders in their communities and inspire singers and listeners around the world to work for peace, justice, inclusion, and equality.
We envision a Jerusalem—and a broader Israel-Palestine—defined not by hatred, division and injustice, not by occupation, terror, and violence, but by acknowledgement of a shared connection to place, celebration of individual and collective belonging to that place, and systems that allow that belonging to be equally realized by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, Palestinians and Israelis alike. We reject attempts to pit Arabs and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians, against one another in service of systemic violence that robs all of their agency to even imagine, let alone choose, a different way. Instead, as we create a home for all in the chorus, we seek to show what Jerusalem could be - and use our songs and stories, within a broad ecosystem of change, as a catalyst to bring that future about.
Join the Chorus!
Imagine: Hearing yourself on the radio! Touring the world! Speaking English! Meeting new people! Having fun! Sharing stories! Making music videos! If you are a high school student in Jerusalem who likes to sing and wants to make a difference, join the Jerusalem Youth Chorus!Join now »
Donate to the Chorus
Help us change the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian relationship through song.
Your donation to the Jerusalem Youth Chorus is tax-deductible!Donate now »
Share Your Skills
Whether you can join us in Jerusalem or not, you can contribute in-kind to our work! From on-the-ground work with our singers to remote video editing and everything in between, there are many ways to partner with us!
If you are interested in sharing your skills, please send your resume or bio, as well as a brief cover letter with your ideas for collaboration.Email us »