Martin Chalifour and Steven Vanhauwaert in Recital

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom

Martin Chalifour, LA Philharnonic Concertmaster in Recital at Valley Beth Shalom!

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RETURN TO SEPHARAD with ADAM DEL MONTE and FRIENDS

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom

How about this - 

RETURN TO SEPHARAD, with Adam del Monte, internationally renowned guitarist; Manuel Gutierrez, flamenco dancer from Cordoba; cante Jondo Jose Cortez; and percussionist Kassandra Kocoshis.

THIS WILL BE AN AMAZING JOURNEY!

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A CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE - A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DANIEL PEARL

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles

and

Valley Beth Shalom

are proud to present

 

A CONCERT FOR WORLD PEACE

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DANIEL PEARL

with the renowned

Chamber Ensemble

VIKLARBO

Music by Michael Fitzpatrick, Maria Newman,

Frank Bridge and Erich Korngold

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Richard A. Braun, MD, and Elaine Gill Join NMS Advisory Board

Neighborhood Music School Advisory Board<

SOPHIA

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA

A cross between romantic comedy and Laugh-In, SOPHIA tells the story of a beautiful, intelligent, but romantically clueless young woman who continually falls into relationships, confusing lust with love.  With the help of a relationship therapist, she weeds out the “wrong” men in her life and finds true love.

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The Helfman Institute Today

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 8:00pm

Cantor Baron's remarks at Shabbat Shira January 25, 2013 tell the remarkable journey of the Max Helfman Institute for New Jewish Music.

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The New Jewish Community Children’s Choir Resumes

The Jewish Community Children's Choir is starting the Spring semester, with a new Westside location added!!

Click here for the latest information.

Shabbat Shira Music Available Online!

We are very excited to be able to share the wonderful music created by our first cohort of Helfman fellows.

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Musings on Being a Helfman Fellow

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I grew up hearing stories about Max Helfman and enjoying his memorable melodies. My family still sings his candle blessing melody and beautiful Havdalah service. To be a part of a twenty-first century rededication to the creation of Jewish music, in Max Helfman’s memory, is a truly tremendous honor. more

Being a Composer by Chris Hardin

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Being a composer, or anything that requires creation for that matter, is a true test of one's ability to allow the outside world reach the inner most depths of your soul. In our case, being composers, we shut the world out for a period of time and reach inside to put on paper the notes that we feel best represents the mood, emotion or thought that we're after. 

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Events

Eleventh Annual Beverly Hills International Chamber Music Festival
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00pm

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@newjmusic 11th Annual Beverly Hills International Chamber Music Festival Aug 1 - 10. the go-to destination this summer. — Wed, July 23, 2014
@newjmusic 11th Annual Beverly Hills International Chamber Music Festival Aug 1 - 10. Not to miss! http://t.co/33IzNm4RQt — Wed, July 23, 2014
RT @rabbishai: Anshel Pfeffer in Ha'aretz: We are all to blame for Palestinian teen's murder by 'Jewish extremists' http://t.co/ZKUmyHJo5T — Wed, July 9, 2014
@newJmusic Interfaith Symposium June 8 includes Jihad Turk, Claremont School of Religion: Episcopal Bishop Mary Douglas Glasspool — Wed, May 7, 2014
Save the date - 11th Annual Interfaith Symposium/Concert "Can We Pray Together?" June 8th - this year at Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA — Wed, April 23, 2014
World Premiere Russel Steinberg's SACRED TRANSITIONS - SONGS ON MEDITATIONS BY HAROLD M. SCHULWEIS May 28th. Details http://t.co/33IzNm4RQt — Wed, April 23, 2014
Martin Chalifour - Steven Vanhauwaert Fabulous Recital Sunday March 30 at VBS! Sign up now (818) 788-6000 http://t.co/BO5vTOxPYL — Sat, March 22, 2014
https://t.co/jj8cep6r1z — Thu, January 23, 2014
@newJmusic: RETURN TO SEPHARAD Adam del Monte & Friends February 23rd http://t.co/BO5vTOfGKD http://t.co/M8oPQ8dZnO — Fri, January 10, 2014
@newjmusic Daniel Pearl Concert Sun Oct 20 Great music, support Daniel Pearl Foundation Tickets & Info http://t.co/6Vf6Ql5sm4 — Fri, October 18, 2013

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