Original Song A Different Way out now

Written by our singers after October 7th, this powerful song has resounded widely, reaching hundreds of thousands: at the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony, on the TED stage, and in the ears of powerful policymakers in Washington, DC. Listen and join us in choosing a different way.

The power of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus goes deeper than just our music.

Our unique model of music and dialogue programming provides a transformative experience for our singers that yields both friendship and understanding on an individual and collective level across lines of religion, nationality, language, and culture. We go beyond simply singing together, delving deeper into one another’s identities, life experiences, communal narratives, religious traditions, and national histories through dialogue, all within the safe space of the musical ensemble and the strong personal bonds and community it creates. How does it work? What is it like to be a member of our chorus? Let us share our stories with you.

Press & Media

Bahira Amin tells the complex and powerful story of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus compellingly in this video short from Scene Arabia.

Experience our creative process in this behind-the-scenes video with pop star Andy Grammer!

For a brief and beautiful introduction to the chorus experience, enjoy this short from CNN’s Great Big Story!

Forbes Senior Music Editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg profiles Chorus Founder and Artistic Director (and Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree) Micah Hendler in this interview.

Conference Presentations

Explore the theory and practice of sharing sound and space in Jerusalem with our founder and director, Micah Hendler, and Sari Nusseibeh, prominent Palestinian intellectual and peacemaker. (Keynote Presentation, East-West Philosophers' Conference 2016)

We had the honor of teaching "Adinu," a powerful and innovative arrangement of an Arabic Sufi Chant, to 500 choral conductors from across the United States in a "Morning Sing" at the 2015 Chorus America Conference in Boston. Listen to hear what it might sound like to believe in "the religion of love."


The Jerusalem Youth Chorus in the press

Press Kit & FAQ

Before contacting us with questions or asking for an interview, read everything you need to know about the chorus right here, including quotes!



For more information please contact JYC at info@jerusalemyouthchorus.org.

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