Since 1967 the Zamir Choral Foundation has regularly led missions to Israel that included musical programs, touring, and interacting with the citizens of Israel.  In addition to encounters with Israeli choirs and other musicians, Zamir ensembles have performed in major concert halls, and for residents in a variety of settings, including programs for the elderly and at community centers across the country.  The Zamir Choral Foundation is especially proud to have taken 3 missions to Israel in 2002-2003, at the height of the second Intifada, when tourism was at an all-time low, and when Zamir’s presence fostered bonds of friendship and support between the North American Jewish community and her brothers and sisters in the Jewish state.

1967 Zamir Chorale’s first trip to Israel, in the immediate aftermath of the Six Day War
1970 Zamir Chorale sings in the Zimriyah
1973 Zamir Chorale singing mission includes performances at the Suez Canal for Israeli soldiers stationed there
1975 Zamir Chorale Mission to Israel
1977 Zamir Chorale Mission to Israel
1983 Zamir Chorale Mission to Israel
1988 Zamir Chorale sings in the Zimriyah and celebrates Israel’s 40th anniversary
1996 North American Jewish Choral Festival convenes in Israel in celebration of Jerusalem 3000 with 200 singers in attendance; HaZamir sponsors its first-ever 5-week summer tour across Israel 
1997 HaZamir Summer Tour 
2000

2001      

HaZamir Summer Tour 

Zamir Choral Foundation supports Israel in the midst of the Second Intifidah with a Mission to Israel

2002 Zamir Choral Foundation Mission to Israel celebrates the “Bar Mitzvah” of the North American Jewish Choral Festival 
2002 Zamir Chorale takes a whirlwind 3-day trip to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Zimriyah; additional performances at Independence Hall, a Jerusalem community center and a nursing home
2003 Zamir Choral Foundation Mission to Israel  
2008 Zamir Choral Foundation celebrates Israel at 60
2013

2018             

HaZamir Winter Israel Tour

Zamir Choral Foundation Mission to Israel celebrates Israel at 70