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  • Bringing music to AJU

    By Jonathan Maseng

    April 2, 2015 | 7:54 pm

    “Once upon a time there was a legacy of producing original pieces in all the different arts, and for whatever reason, we’d strayed from that,” said Rabbi Gary Oren, dean of the Whizin Center for Continuing Education at American Jewish University (AJU), on a recent afternoon.  

  • After 20 years, L.A. Jewish Symphony still reflects the Jewish experience

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 3, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    When Noreen Green founded the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) in 1994, she had to wrestle with a couple of questions.

    First, what defines a Jewish orchestra and differentiates it from other orchestras? And will a woman conductor, that rarest of species, succeed in molding a...

  • Calendar September 6-12

    By Laura Donney

    September 3, 2014 | 10:14 am

    SAT | SEP 6


    The Shulamit Gallery is bringing you a group exhibition featuring four contemporary Iranian artists — Shahab Fotouhi, Sanaz Mazinani, Mamali Shafahi and Kamran Sharif  —together (though independently) exploring their cultural identity and...

  • Los Angeles Jewish Symphony celebrating Chai anniversary

    August 15, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) will hold its 18th, or Chai, anniversary program, “CHAIlights: Celebrating 18 Years of Jewish Music,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Ford Amphitheatre.

    Founded in 1994, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony focuses on preserving Jewish...

  • Holocaust Reflections

    By Rabbi Baruch Cohon

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS) needs a concert hall. It has an outstanding conductor in Dr. Noreen Green, talented and accomplished musicians, and a loyal following. I've heard LAJS perform with increasing brilliance at venues, including the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza,...