Dr. Noreen Green

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Dr. Green was a speaker at the initial retreat of the Max Helfman Institute for Jewish Music in April, 2010. AS music direct of at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA., as well as the artistic director of the LA Jewish Symphony, she is vitally interested in seeing that new Jewish music be composed to enrich synagogue experience and for presentation to audiences of symphonic performances.

Dr. Noreen Green is the Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony (LAJS), and a guest conductor for Jewish music concerts in the United States, Israel, South Africa, and Canada.

Dr. Green is a renowned conductor and lecturer on Jewish music, an accomplished educator, and known worldwide for her knowledge and skill in presenting music with Jewish themes. Dr. Green has received public recognition for her outstanding contributions to the multi-cultural music scene in Los Angeles and is the recipient of numerous awards from prestigious organizations nationwide, including the National Foundation of Jewish Culture, the State of Israel Bonds, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and recognition from California Legislature Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield for creating the Interfaith Tribute Choir and Orchestra Concert “Remembering 9/11- the Tenth Anniversary.” In 2012, Zev Yaroslavsky and the LA County Board of Supervisors honored her with a Commendation for her then-eighteen years with the LAJS and her contribution to the Los Angeles arts scene.

Under her baton, the LAJS has performed in concert with such personalities as Billy Crystal, Tovah Feldshuh, Leonard Nimoy, Randy Newman, Theodore Bikel, Hershey Felder, Laraine Newman, Valerie Harper, Pat Boone, Lainie Kazan, Fyvush Finkel, Dave Koz, Marvin Hamlisch, Roslyn Kind, David Benoit and others.

In addition to being the Maestra of the LAJS for two decades, Dr. Green simultaneously served as Music Director for Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue in Encino, California, and currently serves as its Music Scholar in Residence. In 2014, Dr. Green created the new American Jewish University Choir as its Music Director; in April 2015, also under her baton, the American Jewish Symphony debuted to a sold out crowd at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in New York, featuring guest entertainer Mike Burstyn. (For more information - lajs.org)