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Festival Events

Please listen to Steve Rothstein’s introduction of the four movements of Symphony No. 1 JUDAICA (Days of Awe).

Passover Festival of Music
Two classical music premieres based on Seder favorites.
Sunday, March 21, 2021, 5 p.m. PT /8 p.m ET

For Clarinet and Piano Based on the melody Adir Hu
by Conductor Tomasz Golka, Music Director, Riverside Philharmonic

“Variations on Chad Gadya”
For Two Violins by Dr. Steve Rothstein, Artistic Director, JSMF


An Evening of Sephardic High Holy Days Music
Presenting the world premiere of our newest commission
Sunday, August 29th, 5 p.m. PDT / 8 p.m EDT via Zoom

“Three Birkhyot: Vignettes for the New Year”
by Composer Ronen Landa

Special Guests


Hanukkah Festival of Music 2021
An Evening of Classical Hanukkah Music
Sunday, November 21st, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Zoom

Presenting the world premiere of our newest commission

“We Light These Lights” Hanerot Halalu
By Composer Bob Remstein

Special Guests


  • Ryan Brunswick, Young Composer


Monday, November 23, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

A look at Psalm 100  through the centuries.  Join Dr. Steve Rothstein and special guest Cantorial Soloist Jacqueline Rafii for a lively discussion as he takes you through a variety of musical settings ofPsalm 100: A Song of Thanksgivingincluding works by Solomon Rossi, Felix Mendelssohn, Leonard Bernstein, and more!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:00 p.m. PST

Join Dr. Steve Rothstein, Artistic Director, JSMF and special guests Tomasz Golka, Music Director, Riverside Philharmonic and Cantor Rabbi Arik Wollheim of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills for A journey through Judaic liturgical settings and classical music masterpieces that celebrate the beauty of trees and more!