Zamru is dedicated to transformative, engaging, joyful and heartfelt prayer. Nearly the entire service is sung out loud, to tunes some of which are familiar and some of which may be new, accompanied by jazz and flamenco-influenced guitar. Our music is a global fusion of styles including traditional nusach, niggunim (wordless tunes), and piyyutim (liturgical poems) with melodies from Jewish communities originating in Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and more.


Zamru is cross-denominational and is not affiliated with any of the Jewish movements.

Zamru is co-sponsored by Center for Jewish Life - Princeton Hillel.


Zamru's services are led entirely by volunteers, including Rabbi Julie Roth, executive director of the Center of Jewish Life at Princeton University.


Leadership Circle: Margaret Berger, Dean Edelman, Pam Edelman, Debbie Freedman, Melissa Lane, Avi Paradise, Rabbi Julie Roth, and Brenda Bodenheimer Zlatin.


At Zamru, Shabbat is a joyful occasion to be celebrated by the entire family. Children are truly welcome.

Zamru in the News

NJ Jewish News, 3/31/15, "Diverse community taps the power of song"

NJ Jewish News, 4/28/10, "The Minyan in the Message"

NJ Jewish News, 1/19/10, "New Minyan Declares Independence"