Hershey Felder in Concert

Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM
The Ford Theater

a flyer for the LAJS concert "A World of Jewish Music"

The LAJS celebrated its 20th anniversary with Broadway star Hershey Felder, playing his own magnificent piano concerto and George Gershwin’s beloved “Rhapsody in Blue.”


Hershey Felder is a pianist, actor, and playwright known for his portrayals of classical and American composers on the theatrical stage.


Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary

For more than 75 years, Hillside Memorial Park has provided members of the Jewish community the means to honor and remember their loved ones in beauty, tranquility and the comfort of Jewish traditions.

Jewish Life Television

Jewish Life Television is an American entertainment television network broadcasting Jewish–themed programming. The network was founded in 2007 by Phil Blazer, a longtime journalist and producer of programming for the Jewish community.


KMZT is a commercial radio station licensed to Beverly Hills, California. Owned by Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, the station serves Greater Los Angeles and much of surrounding Southern California.

Ken Werther Publishing

Ken Werther has been a staple in the Los Angeles performing arts community since 1982. Norman Lear’s Embassy Television, Lorimar Television; Solters/Roskin/Friedman, Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Miramontez/Werther Company; plays and musicals at Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson and Kirk Douglas Theatres). 

Maurice Amado Foundation

Established in 1961 by Maurice Amado, the Maurice Amado Foundation is a family foundation that has been directed by members of his family since 1968. For several decades the Foundation primarily supported organizations that served members of the Sephardic Jewish community, promoted knowledge of Sephardic Jewish culture and heritage, and expanded knowledge of the contributions of Sephardic Jews to Jewish life. More recently, the Foundation has awarded grants to a wide array of charitable organizations that reflect the philanthropic interests of the Foundation’s Directors and Advisors.

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.

Jewish Community Foundation
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,300 families. The Foundation partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 15 years, it has distributed more than $1 billion to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.
Michael and Lori Milken Family Foundation

Founded by Michael and Lowell Milken in 1982, the Milken Family Foundation strives to discover and advance inventive, effective ways of helping people help themselves and those around them lead productive and satisfying lives. The means most conducive to achieving these goals is through education.

Department of Cultural Affairs

As a leading, progressive arts and cultural agency, DCA empowers Los Angeles’s vibrant communities by supporting and providing access to quality visual, literary, musical, performing, and educational arts programming; managing vital cultural centers; preserving historic sites; creating public art; and funding services provided by arts organizations and individual artists.