LAJS Blog: Notable Notes

In the Media

Honoring the Turkish-Jewish Maftirim heritage

July 8, 2022

Article by Senem B. CevikThe Times of Israel

Concert by Yunus Emre Institute at the American Jewish University of Los Angeles

June 13, 2022

Article by NTV

YEE held 'Askina' concert at the American Jewish University of Los Angeles

June 12, 2022

Article by Dildar Baykan Atalay & Behlül Cetinkaya, Anadolu Agency

What’s Happening

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

Women’s Voices, Women’s Souls

Sunday, October 17, 2021
@ 7:30PM

A World of Jewish Music

Sunday, August 22, 2021
@ 2:00PM

Shake My Faith

Saturday, March 27, 2021
@ 7:00PM

Stories from the Violins of Hope – Virtual

Sunday, January 31, 2021
@ 2:00PM

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Please enjoy this performance of Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei from ourViolins of Hope concert at The Soraya in 2021, featuring LAJS Principal Cellist Barry Gold, under the direction of Maestra Noreen Green.Translated from the Aramaic meaning "All Vows," Kol Nidrei is the opening prayer of the evening service prior to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). This ancient prayer found a special place in the hearts of the Jewish people and has been maintained for centuries as an especially solemn and moving introduction to the evening service of Yom Kippur. The traditional Ashkenazic melody can be dated back to the 15th century. The Bruch's Kol Nidrei is styled as an Adagio on Two Hebrew Melodies for Cello and Orchestra with Harp. In Bruch's setting of the melody, the cello imitates the rhapsodic voice of the cantor who chants the liturgy in the synagogue. the second subject of the piece is quoted from the middle section of Isaac Nathan's arrangement of O Weep for Those that Wept on Babel's Stream, a lyric that was penned by Lord Byron in his collection Hebrew Melodies (which also includes the famous poem She Walks in Beauty) ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate the High Holy Days with JLTV and enjoy the music of the LAJS High Holy Day Singers (Rachel Reich Freed, Audrey Yoder, Phyllis Fleschler, Jeremy Eichberg, William Grundler, and Yoav Paskowitz) under the direction of Maestra Green. This wonderful group will be featured in this year's High Holy Day broadcast on JLTV, sponsored by the Jewish Life Foundation and Rabbi Mark Blazer!Click the link below to watch one of our contributions to the programing, our performance of "K'dusha" featuring Cantor Chayim Frenkel and Bob Remstein! ... See MoreSee Less
Maestra Green's son, Aaron, blows the shofar ushering in the new year!This Rosh Hashannah, keep an eye out for the LAJS who will be featured in this years JLTV High Holy Days programing! ... See MoreSee Less