Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn honored Cantor Ilan Davidson for his 25 years for service to Temple Beth-El in San Pedro.
“For 25 years, Cantor Ilan Davidson has not only faithfully served his own congregation at Temple Beth-El, he has been a leader in the interfaith community and a beacon of light in San Pedro for so many good causes,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn who presented Cantor Davidson with a commendation from the County of Los Angeles.
Cantor Ilan Davidson has served Temple Beth El since 1995. The youngest in a long familial line of cantors, he began his training at the age of five with his mentor, Hazzan Philip Model z”l. With a strong performing arts background from the University of California, he is also a talented secular musician and contemporary Jewish singer and songwriter. He released his first album, Stained Glass, in 1995.
“At Temple Beth El all are loved, welcomed, and embraced and I have been so proud to be part of that welcoming committee for these past 25 years,” said Cantor Ilan Davidson during a meeting of the Board of Supervisors. “It has been my honor to serve the San Pedro community, the Los Angeles Interfaith Community, and the County for these past 25 years. Thank you again for your recognition today.”
In 2008 Cantor Davidson created a nonprofit organization, Kindred Spirits, a humanitarian foundation that has produced concerts and golf tournaments – events designed to raise awareness and funds for partnering aid organizations. Cantor Davidson is a past the president of the South Coast Interfaith Council and, in 2017, Supervisor Janice Hahn appointed him to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.