Cantor Estherleon Schwartz to Perform at the Santa Monica Library in April

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Estherleon Schwartz, spiritual songbird and author of the book, Tears of Stone and My Deal with God, to perform at the Santa Monica Public Library on April 22, 2010.

Years ago, Third Street Promenade had a spiritual reading room open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to meet the spiritual needs of all faiths and walks of life. Years later its founder, Spiritual Leader and Holocaust survivor, Cantor Estherleon Schwartz, is back in Santa Monica once again to bring people of all backgrounds and cultures together through her music and story-telling. Cantor Estherleon Schwartz, “spiritual songbird” and member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association, USA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter, will be giving a special performance at the Santa Monica Public Library’s Main Branch on April 22, 2010.

As part of the Estherleon Arts Library Series, Estherleon Schwartz will recite chosen poetry, including selected music and song from one of her CDs, and will captivate attendees with her moving story-telling. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and will include a discussion of her autobiographical novel, “Tears of Stone and My Deal with God,” which chronicles her moving experiences as a child Holocaust survivor and her unique spiritual journey. A question and answer session with author, Cantor Estherleon Schwartz, will follow. The event is to be held at the Main Branch of the Santa Monica Library, located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica, CA.

Cantor Estherleon Schwartz began her musical and spiritual journey at the age of 4 when her father threw her over a barbwire fence on the Swiss border and asked God to “Save my daughter and she will always serve you.” For many years since then, visionary Cantor Estherleon has strived to bring all faiths and cultures together for a deeper understanding of each other. As CNN News, put it, “Against all odds,” she founded three inclusive spiritual reading rooms for people of all faiths and Beth Shirah, which literally means “House of Song.” She has been a welcomed speaker at the Buddhist Hsi Lai Temple, Baha'i Faith Centers, the Braille Institute, and other healing centers. She also volunteers as a Para-Chaplain in Los Angeles hospitals, and works to end childhood poverty through Voices of Hope. In addition, Cantor Estherleon is available for invocations, live performances, and Life Cycle events. To find out more about Estherleon, please visit her professional website at

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