In February 2022 we met West and East Jerusalem musicians of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus.   Enjoy their music and discover how music can become a framework for difficult dialogue. Join break-out groups to get a taste of the process.    

Timings in the video:

  • 00:00 TalkMatters introduction
  • 02:37 Micah Hendler – JYC intro
  • 06:47 Music video with Malinda
  • 13:57 Shifra Jacobs
  • 21:53 Amer Abu Arqub
  • 33:03 Shifra on Micah
  • 33:50 Q&A
  • 52:37 Shifra singing live
  • 56:38 Micha discussing breakout groups
  • 1:07:07 Micha looping interpretation
  • 1:10:40 Jenny closing thanks

Our speakers and musicians were

  • Micah Hendler, Founder and Artistic Director of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus
  • Shifra Jacobs, Alumnus and Co-ordinator of the Alumni Programme of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus 
  • Amer Abu Arqub, Alumnus and Co-ordinator of the Alumni Programme of the Jerusalem Youth Chorus

About the Jerusalem Youth Chorus

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus is a choral and dialogue program for Israeli and Palestinian youth, ages 13-25.  The programme 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.

Read more about the Jerusalem Youth Chorus in our Directory and on their own website at www.jerusalemyouthchorus.org.