KindredSpirits 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The Walt Disney Concert Hall

Co-presented by Kindred Spirits
a flyer for the LAJS concert "A World of Jewish Music"

The LAJS partnered with KindredSPIRITS in their 5th annual benefit concert at Disney Hall. This year’s beneficiary was Jewish World Watch.


Amick Byram is an American tenor, a recording artist and two-time Grammy nominee. A native of McLennan County, Texas, Byram is a well-known sessions artist in Los Angeles, California, He was best known…

Cantor Ilan Davidson has served Temple Beth El since 1995. The youngest in a long familial line of cantors, he began his training at the age of five with his mentor, Hazzan Philip Model z”l. With a strong performing arts background from the University of California, he is also a talented secular musician and contemporary Jewish singer and songwriter. He released his first album, Stained Glass, in 1995.

Julie Silver is one of the most celebrated and beloved performers in the world of contemporary Jewish music today. She tours throughout the world, and has been engaging audiences with her gorgeous compositions and liturgical settings, her lyrical guitar playing, her dynamic stage presence, and her megawatt smile for over 25 years. Although she resides in Southern California, Julie’s roots are deep in New England. She was raised in Newton, Massachusetts and by the time she was 18, she was leading raucous song sessions throughout the Reform Jewish movement and playing coffeehouses in and around Boston.

Cassie Byram began her professional career in entertainment at the age of 19. An award winning actress, singer, and songwriter, Cassie’s career encompasses theater, film, television, voice-overs, published songwriting and multiple album releases for adults and children alike.

Her many stage roles include Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Christine in Phantom of the Opera, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Maria in West Side Story for which she received an Outstanding Achievement in Theater Award for Best Actress.


Cigna Healthcare

Cigna is a global health services company focused on helping people improve their health, well-being and peace of mind. Established more than 200 years ago, Cigna has over 165 million customer relationships in more than 30 countries and jurisdictions. We are changing lives for the better by putting the customer at the center of health care transformation.

Kindred Healthcare
At Kindred Healthcare, our transitional care hospitals and rehabilitation service locations are like incubators for hope and healing. We take a team approach to our patients — working together to meet their needs through clinical care and rehabilitation therapy as we help them along their journey to recovery.
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.