Light of the Community Spotlight
Lior Ben Hur
Meet Lior Ben-Hur, musician, and award-winning educator. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, with Greek and Iraqi roots, Lior has traveled to over a dozen countries where he spent time learning, performing, and sharing experiences with musicians and artists around the globe. He brings his unique self and experiences into his music, performing in many spaces locally and educating children across Jewish Silicon Valley and beyond.
Since moving to the Bay Area in 2004, Lior has been working in music education, teaching and presenting engaging programs for children and adults. With a deep passion for creating new, enhanced, innovative music curricula, Lior is dedicated to using music as a tool to connect people to their souls and bring communities closer together through his work as a performer, Music Director at Yavneh Day School, and founder of his groundbreaking non-profit music organization, Music By Heart.
Lior’s devotion to bridging cultural divides and bringing communities together embodies the spirit of Hanukkah — where each note struck, each melody sung, serves as a testament to the power of music in illuminating hearts and uniting us all.