Biographies

Isaac Offenbach, born Isaac Juda Eberst, was born in Offenbach near Frankfurt. He left his hometown in 1799 to travel as a wandering musician. In his travels he picked up the epithet “der...

Jacques Offenbach was born in Cologne to father Isaac Offenbach, a local music teacher and hazzan. He was identified as a musical prodigy early on,...

One of the most admired composers in Israel in the early twenty-first century, Betty Olivero has become known for her exquisite expressions of Jewish and Israeli cultural...

Alexander Olshanetsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He played with the Odessa Opera orchestra and toured Russia and Siberia, and later was the choral director for a Russian operetta company. He...

Ben-Zion Orgad (Gelsenkirchen, 1926 - Tel Aviv, 2006, immigrated in 1933), is a composer, educator, and poet. A 1997...

Actor and Hazzan Moshe Oysher was born in Lipkon, Bessarabia in 1907. He immigrated to Canada in 1921, where he joined a traveling Yiddish theater company. In 1932, he founded a Yiddish theater...

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