Shemspeed was founded by Erez Safar, an Orthodox Jew from a Yemenite background, currently living in Los Angeles, bridging secular and traditional communities by producing content for a global audience. Safar has been selected by The Forward as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Jews and have been featured in articles in The New York Times and featured on CBS and BBC World News. His vision of an entrepreneurial venture devoted to Jewish music with a strong educational and social message has evolved into Shemspeed, a music production group that promotes Jewish identity, diversity and Israel involvement through recordings and dynamic programming.
Shemspeed artists have performed with artists as varied as Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Idan Raichel and Eminem; they’ve been profiled in Rolling Stone, SPIN, The New York Times and XXL; and they’ve been seen and heard around the world on various TV appearances (Conan O’Brien, CBS and BBC World) and global radio. As a Jewish social entrepreneurial venture, our mission extends far beyond streams and concerts. Shemspeed combines passionate performances by cutting-edge musicians with powerful, thought-provoking, innovative programming. Shemspeed’s repertoire of programs is always evolving. Current offerings include the 40 Days and 40 Nights College Tour, Jewish High School Music Project, The Keffiyeh Project, the groundbreaking Jewish–Muslim Hip Hop Sulha, and our longest running program — the Sephardic Music Festival. Shemspeed’s goal is unifying people through culture and education, celebrating diversity and common ground. By way of this work, we put forth a public Jewish face to multi-cultural, inter-faith, creative, and collaborative bridge-building.
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1976 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034