Jews, Music, and Modernity in Buenos Aires

Lillian M. Wohl is the UCLA Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music Post-Doctoral Fellow. She received her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago in 2015. Her current book project, From Memory: Music, Temporality, and the Performance of the Past in Jewish Buenos Aires is an ethnographic and historical examination of the sound worlds of Jewish life in Argentina since the 1990s.

Her research has been supported by the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, as well as the Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Center for Jewish History. She served as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (2014–2017), as Executive Director of the Jewish Music Forum (2015–2017), and as co-Chair of the Jewish Music Special Interest Group of the Society for Ethnomusicology (2015–2017). Dr. Wohl is a member of the Advisory Board of the Jewish Studies and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society and has two essays published in volumes by Brill.

New Song Yesh Simha by Oren Ahrack & Eyal Oved

Readers may enjoy listening to this track by Oren Ahrack and Eyal Oved. Available via Youtube, of course.

New Steve Cohen Website

Steve Cohen, a composer of classical and theater music, and pianist in New York, has launched his new website. It’s available at:  Steve has many successful CDs of his music out, and is known for his contributions to saxophone and jazz music along with new compositions of Jewish music. Check out the new recordings … Continue reading New Steve Cohen Website

UCLA Concert “Traveling in Pairs”

Samuel Torjman Thomas (sax/oud) and Alon Nechustan (piano) January 17, 2018. 7:30pm The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music hosts a concert and reception, free and open to the public, at the UCLA Music Library. Dr. Torjman Thomas and Nechustan traverse a wide repertoire of Jewish music, extending and exploring new settings that bring … Continue reading UCLA Concert “Traveling in Pairs”

A Yiddish Liederabend — An Evening of Yiddish Song

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 | 7:30PM  A Yiddish Liederabend — An Evening of Yiddish Song 6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture by Neil W. Levin – 7:30pm Concert All Jewish Music Forum Programs are Free and Open to the Public To Reserve Seats An elegant as well as nostalgic program devoted to treasures of Yiddish song and the poetry … Continue reading A Yiddish Liederabend — An Evening of Yiddish Song

Tzipora Jochsberger, Z”L, died at 96 in Jerusalem

The Jewish music world mourns the passing of music educator Tzipora Jochsberger in Jerusalem on Oct. 28 at the age of 96. (1920-2017) Dr. Jochsberger led the New Jerusalem Conservatory and Academy of Music.   Jochsberger was Director of The Hebrew Arts School (now known as Kaufman Music Center) in New York until her retirement in … Continue reading Tzipora Jochsberger, Z”L, died at 96 in Jerusalem