8 Monday nights, 5PM PT | 8PM ET
People in synagogue settings across the country have loved learning about music of the American Jewish experience through the Stories of Music program created by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience. Now that new lessons have been released, we’re partnering with our colleagues from the Cantors Assembly to bring these lessons into your homes in an 8-part series.
When Words Alone Fail: Music and the Shoah
(January 24 and January 31st)
Explore musical activities that took place during the Shoah, and the ways that Jews have collectively remembered the Shoah through music with Rav Hazzan Ken Richmond.
Jewish Music 101: Sounds, Settings & Significance
(February 7 and February 14)
Discover the many aspects of Jewish music and how it connects to our incredibly diverse history, practice, and identity as a Jewish people with Rabbi Cantor Allison Wissot.
The Sounds of Eretz Yisrael in America: 1920s – 1950s
(February 28 and March 7)
Cantor Ethan Goldberg will guide us through an examination of how Israeli music navigated the ongoing relationship between American Jews and Zionism and Israel.
The Sounds of Eretz Yisrael in America: The Crucial 1960s
(March 14 and March 21)
Hazzan Jesse Holzer will lead us on an exploration of how the music of Israel grew in the consciousness of American Jews and penetrated American culture generally.
This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in partnership with the Cantors Assembly.