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  • New $3 million initiative for Jewish disabled honors Itzhak Perlman

    September 12, 2016 | 11:06 am

    The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3 million matching grant program to fund an initiative to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life.

    The “Breaking Barriers” program launched Monday in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize...

  • Itzhak Perlman Wins the ‘Jewish Nobel.’

    June 23, 2016 | 12:06 pm

    Itzhak Perlman, wearing a cream-colored dress shirt and looking younger than his 70 years, rides an electric scooter up on to a Jerusalem stage for a meeting with journalists sponsored by the Jerusalem Press Club.

    “OK, you want me to read my speech now?” he asks Press Club...

  • Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, on eve of Genesis award, slams Trump

    June 22, 2016 | 3:18 pm

    Itzhak Perlman spoke out against Donald Trump a day before the Israeli-American virtuoso violinist is to receive a $1 million prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel.”

    In an interview with The Associated Press published Wednesday, Perlman said he is still upset at Trump, the presumed...

  • Violinist Itzhak Perlman scraps N.C. concert over ‘discriminatory’ law

    May 17, 2016 | 3:08 pm

    Renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman on Tuesday became the latest entertainer to cancel a performance in North Carolina to protest against the state's law requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their sex at birth.

    The Israeli-born musician was to perform on...

  • Itzhak Perlman named winner of 2016 Genesis Prize

    December 14, 2015 | 9:01 am

    Itzhak Perlman, the Israeli-born violin virtuoso, was named the third winner of the Genesis Prize.

    Perlman was named the winner on Monday of the annual $1 million prize that has been dubbed the “Jewish Nobel.” He joins former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the...

  • Moving and shaking: The Israeli Philharmonic, Beit Issie Shapiro and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 19, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performed at a Nov. 10 concert gala that raised more than $1.6 million for education programs in Israel and Los Angeles. It also honored Bram Goldsmith, philanthropist and chairman emeritus of City National Bank, with the “Founders Award for a...

  • Spielberg and Streisand on list of 17 to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 16, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    Jewish celebrities Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim and Itzhak Perlman will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States.

    They will be among 17 Americans “who have made especially meritorious...

  • Fall preview arts and entertainment calendar 2013

    By Laura Donney

    September 6, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    FRI | SEP 6


    How well can you ever really know your family? If you are Jonathan Holiff, there is only one option — perpetual discovery. Following his father Saul’s suicide, Holiff finds hundreds of letters, audio diaries and recorded phone calls...

  • Klezmer, classical royalty at the Bowl

    By Rick Schultz

    August 14, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    “Energy is eternal delight,” the poet William Blake said, and klezmer music proves his point. For centuries throughout Jewish Eastern Europe, rhythmically high-strung klezmer bands, which often featured a virtuoso violinist and clarinetist trading licks, were a provocation to...

  • Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchok Meir Helfgot to play Saban Theatre

    By Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    Arranging a concert program is like planning a dinner, says Itzhak Perlman, calling from New York. First comes an appetizer, then the main course, and finally something to clear the palate.

    By that yardstick, the violin virtuoso is preparing a menu for his March 30 appearance in Los...

  • Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot: The Soul of Jewish Music [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE]

    March 17, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    A just-released video captures a bit of music history.  It’s a rehearsal, but no ordinary rehearsal.   

    Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchok Meir Helfgot are practicing for an upcoming concert in which the virtuoso violinist and the world-famous cantor will join forces with acclaimed...

  • Under the Circumstances

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The great violinist, Itzhak Perlman, suffered from polio as a child and ever since has been in a wheelchair. On one occasion, while performing a violin concerto, one of the strings broke. It occurred in the very first movement with an audible ping. Everyone waited to see what he...