A Patchwork of Cultures – 2023

Spring 2023

4th and 5th graders students attending a Patchwork concert cheer with their hands in the air, waiving their red concert programs excitedly.

The LAJS is excited to present the return of A Patchwork of Cultures: Exploring the Sephardic-Latino Connection in the Spring of 2023. 

The LAJS Education Outreach Program annually serves approximately 1,100 students, grades 4 and 5, in Los Angeles public schools in low-income areas (over 90% are eligible for the free lunch program) with a significant Latino population severely under-served in arts programming; parochial schools, whose students have little or no knowledge of Jewish heritage or traditions; and Jewish day schools.

Participant students will 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. 

The program culminates in a joyous, live performance by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, featuring music studied during the workshops. The concert is free and open to the public – join us for a celebration of cultural heritage!

This Year’s Patch Collection!