Richard A. Braun, M. D.
Dr. Bruan is founder and chairman of the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he is a fervent amateur chamber musician with a passion for the viola. He was raised in a home filled with music, including that of the great cantors of the pre-World War II era, several of whom he heard as a child. Coming to Los Angeles in 1960, Dr. Braun joined the congregational choir at Valley Beth Shalom and met Cantor Samuel Fordis, who helped instill in him the love of Jewish music, taught him the essence of Nusachot and Trope and encouraged him to learn about new Jewish music.