Sunday, August 22, 2021: A World of Jewish Music

On Sunday, August 22, 2021, the LAJS was thrilled to welcome back the community to our first in-person concert in collaboration with Valley Outreach Synagogue featuring rising Jewish star flutist, Nikka Gershman-Pepper and world-renowned bass-baritone, Rabbi Ron Li-Paz. 

Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to offer access to the livestream free of charge! You can watch the concert in full through the month of September, available free at our Youtube channel.

To keep up with the current concerns with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we restricted our audience in accordance with the guidelines at the time. The following safety protocols were in place: 

  • All audience members presented proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on arrival to the performance in order to be admitted. 
  • All audience members were required to wear masks.
  • All performers were fully vaccinated and were tested for COVID-19 the day before the performance.

 Watching the livestream?

Check out our program!

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Meet the Featured Artists!

13-year-old flutist, Nikka Gershman-Pepper


“The flute feels like it’s an extension of myself. This piece of metal can conduct not only sound, but also emotions, narratives, and life experiences. When the lips, the lungs, the fingers, and the feeling come together, in the best moments, I sense a presence of magic.”

Read Nikka's full bio here!


World-renowned bass-baritone, Rabbi Ron Li-Paz


Rabbi Ron Li-Paz is the Spiritual Leader of Valley Outreach Synagogue in Calabasas. He was ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. He has been on the pulpit at Valley Outreach Synagogue since 1996. Prior to synagogue leadership...

Read Rabbi Ron Li-Paz's full bio here!