Join cantor Estherleon Schwartz during High Holy Days observances beginning on Rosh Hashanah Eve on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., and continuing on Rosh Hashanah on Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m., at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave.
Schwartz will also lead a Yom Kippur Eve observance on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Matrix Theatre, and a Yom Kippur observance on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the OS Open Space Café, 457 N. Fairfax Ave.
Schwartz is a child survivor of the Holocaust who came to the United States as a young girl. At age 4, her father hoisted her over a barbed wire fence at the Swiss border to escape the Nazis and prayed to God, “Save my daughter, and she will always serve you,” Schwartz said. Her spiritual service stems from her desire to fulfill her father’s prayer, she added.
Schwartz came to the Fairfax District as an 8-year-old child, and after becoming a successful retailer, has devoted herself to spreading a message of spirituality, healing, anti-Semitism and anti-discrimination. Schwartz founded Beth Shirah Congregation, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Nations Association, USA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter.
The public is invited to the cantor’s High Holy Days services. Participants are encouraged to bring canned food for donation to food banks. For information and to RSVP, call (323)653-7420, or visit www.estherleon.com.
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