In this inaugural collaboration with the Academy for Jewish Religion, CA, “Bible Women” is a concert which will give voice to the women of the Bible, telling their classic stories through new lenses. It will feature the alumni of both UCLA and AJRCA. Lyrics and music by Tony-nominated composer Elizabeth Swados. A pre-concert talk will explore the various ways women are depicted in the Bible.

Herb Alpert School of music, lowell milken fund for american jewish music

The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music was established in 2017 to advance the field. Building upon the work of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music (founded in 1990), which is a collection of recordings, scores and historical materials that document the Jewish experience in America over the past 350 years, the fund serves as an academic partner to the archive. Its mission is to accelerate knowledge of and advocate for the field of American Jewish music by contributing to research, scholarship and programs in the field at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels. It is equally committed to engage new people with this wonderfully rich musical heritage by presenting free performances and symposia in the community.