Upcoming Dortort Events

Spring 2022

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Hillel at UCLA

574 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-208-3081, ext. 108

Free and open to the public

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Hourly parking available at UCLA Parking Lot #2 on the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Ave.

Sunday, October 30th, 4-6 PM

Spiegel Auditorium, Hillel at UCLA 

Free & open to the public

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Here are some links to a recent performance of the programme:

Shaar Asher Nisgar | Corina Marti, Doron Schleifer

Shokhant Basade | Corina Marti, Doron Schleifer

Co sponsors:

Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA

Italian Cultural Institute of  Los Angeles

Hillel at UCLA & the Dortort Center Present


* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until further notice *

image from Skylight Theatre

A full length play by Wendy Kout
Directed by Tony Abatemarco, Celia Mandela Rivera
Produced by Gary Grossman, Michael Kearns
Associate Producers: Amy Pelch, Wendy Hammers.
Wendy Kout disturbingly links the past and present to help us understand what breaks us apart and embrace what bonds us together.
Adapted from Survivors by Wendy Kout. Commissioned, developed and produced by the Center Stage Theater at the 
Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director.
To hear more about NEVER IS NOW, Click here

Spirit of Israel Ensemble Residency 

* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until further notice *

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Image of Tamir Hendelman from the jewishnews

Pianist-composer and UCLA faculty member Tamir Hendelman leads the Spirit of Israel Ensemble, a quartet/quintet of top Israeli jazz artists/composers from NY and LA who will perform an evening of rhythmical and lyrical jazz interpretations of Israeli music their own original compositions. Inspired by their homeland, the quartet will meld  jazz, world and classical influences into an exciting program of contemporary jazz improvisations.This would include musical workshops, a concert and talk, and interactions with both music and humanities classes, including Professor Uri Dorchin (International Studies; Middle Eastern Studies), who’s expressed interest in a visit to his spring class (M142), during which the ensemble can discuss the influence of Israeli culture on our musical upbringing, and the relationship between communal improvisation in our jazz performance practice and growing up in the melting point that is Israeli society. 
The quartet’s members includes pianist Tamir Hendelman (Jeff Hamilton Trio, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Natalie Cole, 
guitarist Yotam Silberstein (James Moody, Monty Alexander, John Patitucci) 
(Yotam is one of the musicians profiled in the above blog.)
bassist Noam Wiesenberg (Lalah Hathaway, Vince Mendoza, Ari Hoenig)
and drummer Daniel Dor (Billy Harper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Avishai Cohen).
Possibly also: Shai Golan (tenor/alto saxophonist- Billy Childs, Louis Cole) or Asaf Yuria (Omer Avital, Eddie Henderson.)

The Dortort Center is located at Hillel at UCLA, but please take note of off-site event venues. The public is invited to view our exhibits Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (or at other times by special request) when school is in session.

For questions, please contact Perla Karney at 310-208-3081 x108 or [email protected]