What Do We Mean When We Say “Jewish Music”

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What Do We Mean When We Say “Jewish Music”

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor: Professor Joshua Jacobson (Read Bio)
Dates: 6 Thursdays, 12/14, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18 & 1/25
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $270, financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Hebrew College

Explore topics in Jewish Music with Prof. Joshua Jacobson. We will begin by exploring questions of Jewish musical identity and cultural ownership—what do we mean when we say “Jewish Music”? From there we will look at music in biblical times and how it developed into synagogue liturgy (what role do you think music should play in a synagogue service?), music in the Italian Jewish renaissance (you’ll meet some colorful characters!), the creation of “classical” music for synagogue and concert hall in the 19th and 20th centuries, the connections between Jews and jazz, and finally we will focus on the Jewish side of Leonard Bernstein. Classes will be supplemented with readings, audio recordings and videos.

 For more information, contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu