New Members, Fall 2017

This Fall Quarter has been excellent. RnJ had some awesome rehearsals, hangouts, study sessions, and gigs, but most importantly we welcomed four new members! Thank you and congratulations to:

Yilei Bai

Noah Friedlander

Miranda Grisa

Firouz Niazi

Rhythm and Jews is so proud to have these fantastic new members, and we’re all looking forward to the rest of the year with all of you!


Fall 2016 newbies!

After a long, audition-filled first week, we’ve been settling into rehearsals with our six new members! They are:

  • Rafaela Brosnan
  • Helen Cain
  • Alex Knitter
  • Schuyler Penn
  • Ruth Selipsky
  • Christina Stebbins

We are so so so excited to sing with them and get to know them even more as the year goes on. Member pages for them will be coming soon!

New Members!

So excited to announce that we have taken on 3 new members after our winter auditions! They are:

Christina Cano
Adeline Graham
Quinn Kane

They’re fantastic, we love them already, and we’re sure you will too. Here’s to the upcoming songs and memories we’ll make together!


Climb every mountain

3 things RnJ doesn’t typically encounter in Chicago: cacti, mountain ranges, and Christmas carols.

3 things RnJ did over their winter tour to Phoenix, Arizona: saw some cacti, climbed a mountain, and sang a Christmas carol

We had a wonderful, lovely tour with our newbies after finals week ended, and we shot this video on the top of Piestewa Peak, the highest point in the Phoenix mountain range, to commemorate the trip. We all went our separate ways a week ago to recharge and spend time with family and friends before we hit the ground running winter quarter preparing for the ICCA quarterfinals 3rd week! See you soon Chicago, and thanks Phoenix for welcoming us to the land of sand and Saguaros.


ICCA bound!

We are so thrilled to announce that we will be competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time ever this winter quarter! We’ve all worked incredibly hard to get to this point, and we could not be more excited.

A huge congratulations to our fellow UChicago a cappella groups Men in DragThe Ransom Notes, and Run For Cover as well!

The full quarterfinal lineup can be found at

Be sure to like our Facebook page and/or check back here on our website for future updates re: our performance schedule!


New members!

We are so excited to welcome our newest members into the group! They are:

Ali Futter (2019)
Liam Rossman (2019)
Will Shore (2018)

They’re absolutely wonderful and we are so looking forward to all the memories we’ll be making together this year. Mazel tov!!


Kol HaOlam 2015

This March, RnJ traveled to Washington, DC to compete against other top Jewish a cappella groups at Kol HaOlam. Videos of our performance set are now available; check them out!


EP Recording!

Over the past weekend, we’ve been in the studio with The Vocal Company recording 4 songs for our upcoming EP, to be released next fall. After a total of 45 hours in the basement of the Logan Center and 60 separate vocal tracks recorded, we can’t wait to share these songs with you!

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New Members and Tour

Welcome to another exciting year of a cappella! Rhythm and Jews is excited to introduce two new members of the group: Carter Grieve and Katy Surhigh.

This year, RnJ will be touring the San Francisco area. If you’d like us to sing at your bat/bar mitzvah, synagogue, school, or any other event, please feel free to reach out to us by email at


Kol HaOlam

This past March, we participated in Kol HaOlam, a national Jewish a cappella competition. We hope to see you there next year, but for now, enjoy our performance.