LAJS Blog: Notable Notes

Highlighting Our Teaching Artists

Highlighting Our Teaching Artists

Students participating in “Patchwork” take part in a series of classroom workshops lead by our LAJS Teaching Artists. Each focuses on a different element associated with the music of Sephardic and Latin American cultures: folktales and folksongs, language, instrumental color, and orchestration.

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In the Media

Classic Drive Radio Show

June 1, 2023

Interview conducted by Vanessa Hughes, Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

Stories from the Violins of Hope

June 2023

Article by Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers

Stories from the Violins of Hope: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

May 24, 2023

Article by Jason Blake Cornwell, Limelight Magazine

What’s Happening

Stories from the Violins of Hope – Australia Premiere

Wednesday, May 31 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

Triumph of the Spirit: Holocaust Stories Through Music

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
@ 10:00AM & 12:00PM

Shanghai Sonatas

March 16 – March 18

The Music of Inon Zur featuring Emily Bear

Sunday, November 20, 2022
@ 7:00PM


Sunday, June 12, 2022

A Patchwork of Cultures – 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022
@ 3:00PM

Violins of Hope

Sunday, December 12, 2021
@ 7:00PM

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!After our New Year celebration, we would like to spend the beginning of 5784 continuing to express gratitude for those who make the LAJS experience a special one.We have spent the past few weeks honoring the individual work of our founding Teaching Artists. Now you can read about them all together in our new blog post. Click the link below to check it out! ... See MoreSee Less
Please enjoy this highlights video from our "A Patchwork of Cultures: Sharing Our Traditions Through Music" concert at Wilshire Boulevard Temple on March 19, 2023 celebrating the shared musical heritage of Sephardic, Latino, Mizrachi, and Persian cultures!This concert featured Argentinian-born Rabbi Cantor Marcelo Gindlin and versatile Jewish and Persian-American musician Chloe Pourmorady, whose repertoire highlighted Mizrahi/Persian music in celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Marcelo Gindlin Wilshire Boulevard Temple Chloe Pourmorady Our Fall 2023 "Patchwork" program is kicking off! If you know a school or organization who would like to participate, please reach out to our Education Program Coordinator at! ... See MoreSee Less