Jewish Broadway Composers: Behind the Music(als)

Jewish Broadway Composers: Behind the Music(als)

Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning, Text and Tradition
Instructor: Elliot Lazar
Dates: 4 Wednesdays, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 & 7/31
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. EST
Course fee: $160, financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Hebrew College

There is no doubt that Jewish artists have made an indelible mark on Broadway. This course will consist of four sessions, each exploring the life and work of different influential Jewish composers of musical theatre. Students will have the opportunity to get to know each writer more intimately through discussion, musical and textual analysis- as well as live performances of the artists’ work by Elliot himself. Get ready to experience the work of Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jason Robert Brown and more in a new and intimate way!

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning is for learners of all backgrounds.

Canadian and other registrants from outside of the US: please email Cindy Bernstein to complete your registration. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Soundtrack of Zionism

The Soundtrack of Zionism

Program: Hebrew College Me’ah Select
Instructor: Dr. Joshua Jacobson  (Read Bio)
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, 6/4, 6/11, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/23
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. EST
Course fee: $300, financial aid is available
Location: Online
Hosted by: Hebrew College

In six presentations with recordings and videos we will see and hear how songs from the Land of Israel reflected the changing character of its population. We will study the origins of popular and political songs from the birth of “Hava Nagila” and “Hatikvah” more than a century ago through the hits of the 21st century and musical reactions to October 7.

For more information, contact meah@hebrewcollege.edu