Biographies

Jacob Bachmann was born in 1846 in Berdichev (today Ukraine). As a child he studied in a Yeshiva. He began his music studies in Moshe Pasternak’s choir at the local synagogue. When he...

Hirsch Leib (1875-1928)  Cantor and composer Born in KolbuszowPoland. Established a choir that sang...

Abraham Baer was born in Wielen, Poland. He worked as a cantor and teacher in several communities throughout western...

Dr. Avi Bar-Eitan is a composer, researcher, and lecturer. He received his Ph.D. in musicology at the Hebrew University, and his M.A. and M.Mus degrees and Artist’s Diploma from the Hebrew...

Born in Mainz, Germany. An important scholar of his time. As a paytan he composed yozerot, kerovot, selihot, hymns...

Dudu Barak is a writer of Israeli folk songs. He was born in Jerusalem in...

Cantor and teacher. Born in Szenice, Hungary. Cantor and adaptor of music in the Turkish-Israelite temple in Vienna. Founder and first...

Born in Bingen, Germany. Taken to Palestine in 1936. Received a PhD in Musicology at the University of Zurich, and later a earned a librarian's degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem....

Aaron Beer was born in Bamberg, Bavaria in 1739. He held his first cantorial post at the Paderborn congregation. Beer was known for the extraordinarily wide range of his tenor voice. At the age...

Born in Parichi, Belarus. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1915. Worked as cantor and conductor in Europe (Berlin and Copenhagen) and later in the U.S. (New York and Philadelphia). Has written many...

 [Pictures taken from: Beimel, Jacob. Mikitka (Jewish folk song). New York : Jos. P. Katz, 1924]

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