RUTH - An Oratorio by Aminadav Aloni

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00am
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA 91436

Valley Beth Shalom and the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles proudly present RUTH - a moving oratorio by Aminadav Aloni.


"Lillie Marlene" - a new musical by Michael Antin

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 5:00pm - Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Write Act Repertoire 10950 Peach Grove North Hollywood

World premiere of "Lilli Marlene" - a new musical by Mike Antin about a family's escape from the Naziis and those who made it happen.

Mike is a member of the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles.


Journeys: From Darkness to Light

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 7:00pm
Gindi Auditorium, American Jewish University

Join the AJU Choir and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Dr. Noreen Green, Conductor, with the Bel Air Church Vocal Ensemble, directed by Dan Kornevchuck, for a transformative evening of music that reflects movement from the nadir of adversity into a joyful place of freedom and light.


Martin Chalifour and Steven Vanhauwaert Return!

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:30pm
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Blvd Encino

Martin Chalifour, LA Phil Concertmaster, and internationally acclaimed pianist Steven Vanhauwaert return for another exciting recital!


VIKLARBO in Concert

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Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:30pm
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino

VIKLARBO in Concert!



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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 2:30pm
Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA 91436

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles and Valley Beth Shalom present ARITMIA, starring accordionist Merima Kljuço and guitarist MiroslavTadić.


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

Neighborhood Music School Advisory Board<

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.

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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Aloni's RUTH Saturday June 11 at VBS. 10 AM. FREE - VBS and AJU Chorus, Soloists, Orchestra, Noreen Green conducts. — Tue, May 17, 2016
@newjmusic: When's the last time you heard a great accordionist? Merima Kljuço stars in ARITMIA 4/3/16 VBS 2 PM. (818) 788-6000. — Sun, March 20, 2016
@newjmusiic:Vrtuoso accordionist Merima Kljuço, guitarist Miroslav Tadić VBS 4/3 2PM (818) 788-6000 for tickets. A rare treat! — Sun, March 20, 2016
A concert on Super Sunday? Martin Chalifour, Steven Vanhauwaert -Valley Beth Shalom, Sun. 2:30 PM, Feb. 7th VBS (818) 788-6000. — Thu, January 7, 2016
Martin Chalifour & Edward Vanhauwaert Recital Valley Beth Shalom March 15th 2:30 PM Tickets (818) 788-6000 — Thu, March 5, 2015
@newjmusic Martin Chalifour & Steven Vanhauwaert Recital 3/15/15 2:30 PM Valley Beth Shalom Tickets (818) 788-6000) Don't miss this! — Mon, February 23, 2015
@JewishmusicLA Laurie Rubin in recital 3/2/15 at Valley Beth Shalom - World Premiere Songs by Michael Isaacson (818) 788-6000 — Sun, February 22, 2015
@newjmusic Rabbi Schulweis z"l dies, concert cancelled. Mostly Kosher recorded this tribute: — Tue, December 23, 2014
@newjmusic MOSTLY KOSHER this Sunday Don't miss this terrific concert cheap tickets, call VBS 818-788-6000 — Wed, December 17, 2014
@newjmusic Celebrate Hanukkah - Jewish Cultural Revival Band MOSTLY KOSHER December 21 Valley Beth Shalom — Mon, November 10, 2014

Aminadav Aloni z"l was one of the key inspirational forces which led to the establishment of the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles.

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