HMSI Supports the Jewish Community Children’s Choir

Fulfilling the lifelong vision of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis and with the support of the Schulweis Institute, Dr. Michelle Green Willner founded the Jewish Community Children’s Choir (www.jewishchildrenschoir.com) in 2011. The choir’s success in bringing together children from different tracks of Judaism has proven Rabbi Schulweis’ passionate belief in the power of combining Jewish tradition and music as a means to overcome barriers to discourse. Raising their voices in harmony, the children in the JCCC represent a cross-section of the many denominations in the Jewish Community of Los Angeles. Its members attend public schools, private Jewish day schools, charter schools as well as being home-schooled. For some of these students, the JCCC is their only connection to Jewish culture. The JCCC focuses on teaching children how to read music and how to perform professionally by inspiring a new generation in the singing of Jewish choral compositions, both old and new. The JCCC performs at venues throughout Los Angeles, enriching the broader community with new music, new repertoire and new memories.