The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Celebrates 30 Years!

On Sunday, April 14th at 7pm, we presented our 30th Anniversary Celebration to a full house at Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Resnick Family Campus, formally known as University Synagogue. Featuring soloists LAJS Founding Concertmaster Mark Kashper, Cantor Lisa PeicottCantor Ilan Davidson, and young artist Eden Kontesz, the performance returned us to the site of our 1994 debut concert.

A flyer for the LAJS 2021 Spring concert titled Shake My Faith.

The repertoire, drawn from throughout our 30-year history, exemplified the breadth and importance of the LAJS’s mission, with works by such composers as Leonard BernsteinShony Alex Braun, Sharon FarberKurt Weill, and others.

Of the event, John Lavitt of the Hollywood Times wrote, “Dr. Green led her talented orchestra in a series of pieces that reflected the group’s history and mission….the diverse offerings highlighted the value of the LAJS as a part of the Los Angeles cultural landscape.”

I wanted to applaud Noreen for a much needed, well timed, moving performance last night! The pieces remain in my mind this morning, especially the Yerushalayim shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold), and the Holocaust piece. But singing the Hatikvah together, so moving!” 

– Dr. Michelle Kalt

It was a moment filled with awe and inspiration, as I contributed a very small part to the creation of something truly beautiful within the realm of artistic Jewish music.” 

– Payman Eliahu

Thank you for allowing us to experience and enjoy last night’s inspirational concert and celebration re the 30th year for the LAJS. Coming in the midst of such trying times in Israel and across Mideast and locally, this was a touching event.” 

– Jeff Baron

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