Biographies

Joel Walbe - Publications

Joel Walbe - Biography

Joel Walbe was born in Shepetovka, Volhynia (today Ukraine). As a boy, his education was standard for wealthy Jewish families in Russia. He first studied Torah in the Heder, and then proceeded to general studies with private teachers.

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Leibele Waldman - Biography

Cantor. Born in New York, USA. Officiated as cantor in Boston, Passaic, and New York, and sang on the radio. Made many recordings of both liturgical pieces and Yiddish religious folksongs.

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Susana Weich-Shahak - Publications

Susana Weich-Shahak - Biography

Born in Argentina, lives in Israel since 1958.

PhD degree in Musicology at the Tel Aviv University (1986); BA and MA in Musicology and piano at the Conservatorio Nacional (Buenos Aires) and the Tel Aviv University Music Academy.

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Susana Weich-Shahak - Detials

Email: 
sweichshahak@gmail.com
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Jacob Weinberg - Biography

For full biography, click here

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Salcia Weinberg - Biography

Salcia Weinberg (Shure Licht) was born in 1878 in Przemysl, Austro-Hungarian Galicia. Like Prager, Kalish, and Zwiebel-Goldstein, she too began her career in the choir of the Polish Theater in Lemberg, later switching to Gimpel’s Yiddish Theater.

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Weiner, Lazar

Composer of Yiddish and Hebrew art songs
1897–1982

Lazar Weiner - Publications

Lazar Weiner - Biography

For full biography at the Milken Archive of Jewish Music click here

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Hirsch Weintraub - Publications

Hirsch Weintraub - Biography

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Solomon Weintraub (Kashtan) - Publications

Solomon Weintraub (Kashtan) - Biography

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Joshua Weisser (Pilderwasser) - Publications

Joshua Weisser (Pilderwasser) - Biography

Joshua Samuel Weisser (Pilderwasser) was born in 1888 in Novaya Ushitsa, Ukraine. As a child, Weisser was exposed to the tradition of Hassidic melodies and Hebrew zemirot through his father Aba Pilderwasser. Weisser began his formal musical education with the local hazzan of Novata Ushitsa, who taught him solfege and sight singing. He participated in many local synagogue choirs, studying under notable chazzanim such as Eliezer Gerovich.

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Bessie Weissman - Biography

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