"My congregation fell in love with Pizmon this past Shabbat. I feel so fortunate that we were able to give this gift of music to the community! From their top-notch musicality, to their ease at interacting with every segment of the congregation, to their contagious enthusiasm about Judaism and music, the members of Pizmon gave our congregation a Shabbat to remember."
- Rabbi Rob Scheinberg
Pizmon is the co-ed, pluralistic, Jewish a cappella group of Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Albert A. List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. We strive to spread our love of Jewish music, ritual, and culture to Jewish communities of all denominations around the world.
We travel to diverse Jewish communities for weekends during which we fully immerse ourselves in their Jewish life. These weekends fund our annual Musical Outreach Initiative, a spring break trip in which we are able to visit communities normally out of our reach during the school year. In these communities, we lead services, perform concerts, engage in community service-oriented work, and sing with residents of assisted living facilities, schools, and congregations.
As a pluralistic group, we have members originating from a variety of Jewish backgrounds. In that pursuit of pluralism, we immerse ourselves in new and unfamiliar modes of thought and ritual practice, ensuring that our members’ needs are met while engaging in meaningful exploration. Informed by our identity as Jews and through our love of music, we aim to enhance the religious experiences of Jewish communities and inspire their members.
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Pizmon, Inc. is a New York State 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.