Recent Articles:

Meet Noreen Green

Interview at ShoutOut LA

July 26, 2021


L.A. Jewish Symphony offers program on cultural connections

Article at Beverly Hills Press

July 15, 2021


The Story of the Violins that Survived the Holocaust arrives on Streaming

English Translation

Article by Elizabeth Escobar, El Universal

April 8, 2021


Online Play Tells the Story of the Holocaust Violins

English Translation

Article by Patricia Curiel, Milenio

April 8, 2021


A program from The Braid brings stories from survivors of the Holocaust

English Translation

Article by Fuente Latina, Latino California

January 21, 2021


Violins of Hope Debuts Virtual Musical and Theatrical Performances

Article by Erin Ben-Moche, Jewish Journal

January 11, 2021


Shabbat Service

Broadcast by Jewish Live Television

July 03, 2020

*Jump to 26:36 to hear the Jewish Community Chorale, a program of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony


California Arts Council Awards Record $30 Million to California's Creative and Cultural Organizations

Article by Kimberly Brown,

May 04, 2020


A Group of Holocaust-era Violins is Helping to Spread Hope & a Powerful Message

Article by Anne M. Russell, Ventura Boulevard Magazine

March 11, 2020


Spotlight Series: Noreen Green

Short documentary by the Milken Archive of Jewish Music 

Interview by Jeff Janeczko. Narrated by Grant Gottschall.

February 19, 2020


Latino and Jewish students connect through music

English Translation

Article by Araceli Martínez Ortega, La Opinión

December 5, 2019


L.A. Controller Galperin Named Honorary Chair of Violins of Hope Initiative

Article by Staff Writer, Beverly Hills Courier

August 23, 2019


Lucas Richman's Music Inspires the Audience to Repair the World

Article by Staff Writer, BMI

August 20, 2019


Los Angeles Jewish Symphony: "Friendship and Harmony"

Article by Pam Froman, Valley Scene Magazine

August 16, 2019


Channeling Leonard Bernstein: A Musical Response to Violence

Article by Evan Henerson, Jewish Journal

August 14, 2019


Korean-Jewish "Exchange Through Concert"

English Translation

Article by Yoo Jeong-won, The Korea Times

August 6, 2019


Lucas Richman Symphony's THIS WILL BE OUR REPLY to Make West Coast Premiere

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

July 28, 2019


Movers and Shakers

Article by Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal

April 16, 2019


Of Special Interest

Article by Libby Slate, Performances Magazine

April, 2019


Los Angeles Jewish Symphony to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Gala

Article by Steve Simmons, Beverly Hills Courier

March 29, 2019


SoCal classical music listings

Article by Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times

March 29, 2019


Violins of Hope, Bringing Holocaust-Rescued Instruments for Concerts, Education and Exhibit Next Year

Article by Steve Simmons, Beverly Hills Courier

March 8, 2019


The Soraya and LA Organizations Join Forces for VIOLINS OF HOPE in Spring 2020

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

February 25, 2019


Violins of Hope, dedicated to instruments from the Holocaust, is coming to L.A.

Article by Makeda Easter, LA Times

February 25, 2019


LA Jewish Symphony Presents 25th Anniversary Gala & Concert

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

February 8, 2019


L.A. Jewish Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary with "The Music of Eric Zeisl"

Article by Arts & Entertainment Desk, Beverly Hills Courier

February 8, 2019


LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New CD

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World

February 5, 2019


Not to be missed: Zeisl Jacob and Rachel, Variations on a Slovakian Folk Song

Review by Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine

February, 2019


In Conversation with Noreen Green on the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and the Music of Eric Zeisl

Article by Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine

February, 2019


Shining a Light on a Little-Known Los Angeles Composer

Article by Gail Eichenthal, KUSC/Arts Alive Blog

January 24, 2019


LAJS Puente Musical

Video by Fuente Latina

December 9, 2018


Patchwork of Cultures - Sephardic-Latino Connection

Video by Amy Lieu, LAThisWeek

December 4, 2018


Univision, Evening Broadcast

Video by Stephanie Bardford, Univision 34 News

November 27, 2018


Univision, Afternoon Broadcast

Video by Stephanie Bradford, Univision 34 News

November 27, 2018


Movers & Shakers

Article by Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal

February, 2018


The MA 30 Professionals of the Year: Movers & Shapers

Click HERE to view the full report

Article by Richard S. Ginell, Musical America Worldwide

December, 2017


Women of Valor

Blog by James F. McGrathReligion Prof

July 24, 2017


Save a Child's Heart with SYMPHONY OF THE HEART Benefit Concert

Article by BWW News Desk, Broadway World, Los Angeles

January 4, 2017


LAJS Gets a Nod in Forward’s Article about American Orchestras!

Article by Benjamin Ivory, Forward

October 29, 2016


“Let’s Play LA!” Showcases the Music of BMI Composer Inon Zur

Article by Staff Writer, BMI

September 8, 2016


Hershey Felder at the Ford and Geffen Playhouse

Reviewed by Audrey Linden, Hollywood Theater Examiner

October 25, 2014


A Party Concert: LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 20 Years!

Reviewed by Rabbi Baruch Cohon, Jewish News

October 2014


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

Article by Tom Tugend, Jewish Journal

September 3, 2014


L.A. Jewish Symphony Presents Hershey Felder in Concert

Reviewed by Carol Kaufman Segal,

September 7, 2014


Los Angeles Jewish Symphony thrills audience in summer concert

Article by Jes, Herald de Paris

August 30, 2013


Theodore Bikel and Tevye, the perfect match

Article by Mike Boehm, LA Times

August 24, 2013


Wandering But Not Adrift

Article by Evan Henderson, Tribe Magazine

November, 2012


Madame Maestro

Article by Rose Eichenbaum, Ventura Blvd Magazine

July 2012


A Toast to Los Angeles Jewish Symphony: L'Chaim

Article by Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times

August 22, 2012


A Conversation With Dr. Noreen Green of the

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony

Article by Paul Muller, Sequenza 21

August 5, 2012


From L.A. to Casablanca and Back Again

Article by Jonathan Maseng, Jewish Journal

March 29, 2012


Monday Music: LA Jewish Symphony at 18

Article by Ed Rampell, Forward

April 02, 2012


LA Jewish Symphony Celebrates 18 Years

Article by Staff Writer, Beverly Hills Courier

March 30, 2012

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Presents "Exaltation - 
Biblical Stories Through Music"

Reviewed by B.Quintanilla, SoCal Review

September 1, 2011

EXALTATION -- Concert Review

Reviewed by Baruch Cohon, Jewish News

August 14, 2011


L.A. Jewish Symphony Program Explains the

Sephardic-Latino Connection 

Article by Corinne DeVries, EncinoPatch

November 18, 2010

Sharing Cultures Through Music 

Article by Roberto Loiderman, The Jewish Journal

November 30, 2010


Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Salutes the Silver Screen 

Article by Leslie Lashinsky, Overture: The Official Publication of Professional Musicians, Local 47

September, 2010

Helping Hands: Los Angeles Jewish Symphony

Still Going Strong After 16 Years 

Article by Kristen Modesti, Los Angeles Daily News

August 3, 2010

Jewish Musical Traditions on Display at ULV

Article by Kristen Campbell, News Editor

 March 5, 2010

Cantata's West Coast Premiere At UCLA To

Benefit Israel Cancer Research Fund 

Article by Staff Writer,The Beverly Hills Courier

February 5, 2010


Reviewed by Lola Grunwald, Grunwald International Press, Uruguay

August 10, 2009

Kindred Spirits 2009:The Harmony and Rhythm of Tikkun Olam

Reviewed by Rabbi Baruch Cohon, Jewish News

June 7, 2009

'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later'
Honors L.A.'s Jewish Artists 

Christina House, The Los Angeles Times

May 17, 2009


Transfigured Night 

Reviewed by Debra Levine, Freelance Dance Critic LA TIMES

January 28, 2009


The Circuit - Israel Bonds Aloha

Article by Gaby Wenig, Jewish Journal

August 19, 2004


To Life, L'Chayim

Article by Ellen Jaffe-Gill, Jewish Journal

February 27, 2003


A Symphonic Fusion of Israeli Sounds

Article by Don Heckman, Special to the Times LA Times



All in the Family

Article by Josef Woodard, Special to the Times LA Times

March 02, 2001


Symphony Explores Holocaust Themes

Article by Josef Woodard, LA Times

April 07, 1998

Book Citations:


Jaffe, K. (2010, p. 35). Solo Vocal Works on Jewish Themes. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Haskel, M. L., & Neufeld Thomas, L. (2003, p. 19). Voices Found. New York, NY: Church Publishing Inc.

Stenschke, C. and Leneman, H. (2016, p. 247-249). Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception 9: Field-Gennesaret. Old Testament Essays, 29(2).


Audience Quotes:

Exaltation! Biblical Stories through Music - Audience Quotes:

"It was quite simply the best concert ever! {Exaltation! Biblical Stories through Music} I have known the symphony a long time and this was spectacular in a long list of spectacular concerts."

"I so admired all that you accomplished with it--the theme, finding the unusual works for the first part of the concert to carry out the theme, that incredible young genius violinist {Stephen Waarts} who played a difficult work from memory!"

"Byram's {Amick Byram} finale, "You'll Never Be the Same" was outstanding, and the encore "Masada" was electrifying."