“A Concert for World Peace” featured a very moving performance of Aminadav Aloni’s “Koholeth” to honor the memory of journalist Daniel Pearl. LAJS concertmaster Mark Kashper performed selections by Gershwin and Julius Burger, celebrating Daniel’s love of the violin and jazz.
In Memory of
Named one of The Top Five Best New Voices in Jewish Music by The Forward, Marcus Feldman is the Senior Cantor of Sinai Temple. His voice has been heard at Dodger Stadium, The Getty Center and all over the world via his YouTube channel. Trained in opera as a tenor, Cantor Feldman graduated from the University of Southern California as a Renaissance Scholar in 2007. Ordained as a cantor in 2011 at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, Cantor Feldman holds a Master of Jewish Sacred Music degree from the same institution, where he serves as a Professor of Cantorial & Liturgical Studies…
As the newest member of our clergy, Cantor Lisa Peicott comes to us from Temple Sinai, where she held a large musical, liturgical, and education portfolio. During her years at Sinai, from 2013 to early 2018, she created a meditation service, “Shabbat Menucha,” as well as the temple Meshorerim Choir, comprised of 3rd through 7th grade students. She was also actively involved with the Sinai Temple Religious School, teaching classes and leading prayer services for the students…
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Mark Kashper started taking violin lessons at the age of five. In addition to being a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where he was one of the last and favorite pupils of the legendary David Oistrakh, Kashper also graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory. As a student, he was a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. As the assistant concertmaster and soloist with the Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, he concertized extensively throughout the Soviet Union, Europe, and Latin America…
OUR CONCERT SPONSORS
AJU Whizin Center for Continuing Education
American Jewish University, formerly the separate institutions University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute, is a Jewish institution in Los Angeles, California. Its largest component is its Whizin Center for Continuing Education in which 12,000 students are enrolled annually in non-credit granting courses.
The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles
The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles (JMCLA) is proud to provide a platform for musical talent while nurturing a deeper understanding of different people and their music. We have provided funding for scholarships and visiting artists to the Brandeis-Bardin Summer Collegiate Institute to support music education and creative opportunities. Through the Jewish Music Competitions, funding for original compositions of Jewish music have been awarded.
Sinai Temple is dedicated to providing a welcoming and caring community for its members, devoted to Jewish learning and support for Israel and the Jewish people, and committed to improving ourselves and the world through a growing relationship with God from generation to generation. We are committed to the principles and values of Conservative Judaism and we welcome Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations to observe life cycle events, and pursue our mission through prayer, rituals, learning, music and the other gifts God has given us.