Kaufman, Kay Shelemay

Professor of Music at Harvard University, Dr. Shelemay has written on many topics of Jewish interest including Let Jasmine Rain Down (1998) and Music, Ritual, and Falasha History” (1986) and A Song of Longing: an Ethiopian Journey (1991). She was also editor for Studies in Jewish Musical Traditions: Insights from the Harvard Collection of Judaica Sound Recordings. Cambridge, MA: Harvard College Library, 2001. A website at Harvard tells of the project: Student Series. Dr. Shelemay received her B.M., M.A., and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Michigan. She is a past president of the Society for Ethnomusicology and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Shelemay has written a textbook called Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World (2001).

Naomi Shemer
Naomi Shemer was born in Israel on Kvuzat Kinneret in 1931. She is a prolific composer and singer. One of her most famous songs is “Jerusalem of Gold”.
brief Naomi Shemer bio
Naomi Shemer bio
songs arranged for choir
PDF file of Jerusalem of Gold in English
Naomi Shemer album-2 CD set from Hed Arzi