Biographies

Joel Walbe was born in Shepetovka, Volhynia (today Ukraine). As a boy, his education was standard for wealthy Jewish families in...

Cantor. Born in New York, USA. Officiated as cantor in ...

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...

Salcia Weinberg (Shure Licht) was born in 1878 in Przemysl, Austro-Hungarian Galicia. Like Prager,...

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Hirsch Weintraub was born in Dubno, Poland. He was the son of cantor-composer...

Solomon Weintraub, also known as Solomon "Kashtan" (Russian: chestnut) due to his reddish hair, was born in Konstantinovka (today, Ukraine). As a child, he studied music from his father...

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...

Bessie Weissman (Bain) was born into a Yiddish theater family in New York and became the daughter-in-law of playwright Anshel...

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