Young Israel Philharmonic

In News Surrounding Israel by Chris Katulka


Twice a year, in the summer and winter, the young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed out crowd in three of Israel’s largest cities. The Young Israel Philharmonic is made up of 123 young musicians between the ages of 11 and 18. They come from all over Israel. These are the best youth musicians Israel has to offer, and they play together as one symphony, despite their cultural differences.

The Jewish community really understands that art is such an integral part of life. Jewish art actually goes back to biblical times, because really it’s a reflection of the image of God in all of us. In fact, 12 years before Israel was even a nation, the Jewish people were already at work establishing a philharmonic orchestra in Tel Aviv. The Jewish people didn’t need a nation to know the importance of art and culture.

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Chris Katulka

Chris Katulka is the director of North American Ministries for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, the host of The Friends of Israel Today radio program, a Bible teacher, and writer for Israel My Glory magazine. He is also the author of Israel Always: Experiencing God’s Pursuit of You Through His Chosen People. If you would like to support Chris, please click here.