Zamir Alumni: Music and RUach

Ronda Jacobson

Did you sing in the Zamir Chorale of Boston any time between 1969 and last year? If so, please join our online alumni association (aka “ZAMRU”) so we can reconnect. Let’s reminisce, find out what everyone is doing (musically and personally), learn about Zamir happenings and be supportive of this great choir which — for many of us — provided a wonderful social, Jewish, musical outlet.

Sheri Gurock and Sharon Eisner

Alan Teperow, Josh Jacobson, Jeff Klepper

Co-chaired by Alan “Tep” Teperow  and Bruce Creditor , ZAMRU is dedicated to reaching out to alumni, raising funds for the chorus, bringing alums together for music and socializing, and generally keeping the Zamir spark alive for hundreds of former singers.

ZAMRU has sponsored Boston-area gatherings, established a Facebook presence and created a NY/NJ alumni group chaired by Ruth Birnbaum Pernick and Sara Ruderman.

In addition to this page on the Zamir website, we also send out an occasional e-newlsetter and include personal and professional updates (simchas, achievements, condolences) from Zamir alums.  If you have news to share, please email to Ronda Jacobson for inclusion in our “Zamilestones.”

Recent Events:

Boston Area: Twenty Zamir alums came together on Saturday night, January 26, 2013, for a great evening of music and merriment at Sheri and Eli Gurock’s lovely Brookline home.

Mike Zaitchik

Greeted graciously by the Gurock children, participants were feted by the magical fingers of Mike Zaitchik on piano and the best of Zamir sung with precision — actually, with great joy if not total accuracy :-) — by the SATB alumni in attendance led by Artistic Director Josh Jacobson.

Topped off with lots of reminiscing and recollections, great refreshments, and renewed friendships, this year’s Boston area reunion was an evening not to be missed.

NY/NJ Area: Following a very fun Boston area Sing-In and Shmooze, a group of New York/New Jersey area Zamir alums came together on Thursday night, January 31, for dinner, singing, and reminiscing. Ruthie Birnbaum Pernick, chair of the NY/NJ area ZAMRU chapter, summed up the evening this way: “We had a wonderful time! We ate at Deli Kasbah and then made our way over to Sam’s (Bahn) apartment to sing, eat some more, drink a little and be merry!”

Save Monday, June 17, for the next ZAMRU reunion in New York. Stay tuned for details!

Linda Hoffman Kay, Sara Ruderman, Joan Bronspiegel Dickman, Bobbie Sue Daitch, Ruthie Birnbaum Pernick, Sam Bahn

Dawn Ringel, Herbie Birnbaum, Hal Katzman, Elizabeth Mandelbaum

Debbie Sosin and Eli Gurock

Zamir Chorale of Boston

1320 Centre Street, Suite 306
Newton, MA 02459

Phone: 617-244-6333

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