All About Jewish Theatre is the only global network dedicated to Jewish theatre and performing arts. Reaching 150,000 weekly visitors from more than 100 countries, this unique online resource presents a worldwide audience with the vital history and daily streaming of information on Jewish theatre and performing arts.
American Conference of Cantors is a professional organization of over 250 invested and/or certified cantors. Responsible for raising the professional standards of synagogue musicians, the ACC offers professional development opportunities for its members as well as continuing education programs in conjunction with the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Sacred Music.
The mission of the American Jewish Historical Society is to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish heritage and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history.
Brandeis University–Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Established in 1953, Brandeis University's Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies is the oldest program of its kind in the United States with the largest instructional staff of any secular university outside the state of Israel.
Assembled by Alex Hartov, a professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, with a website designed for teaching and research by Lewis Glinert, Professor of Hebrew Studies at Dartmouth College, the Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive contains thousands of restored recordings of Yiddish theater, vaudeville, cantorial music, music by Jewish composers, and more.
The official Web site of internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer, one of the world's leading exponents of Eastern European Jewish klezmer music and a major voice in classical music. A best-selling recording artist in both classical and klezmer music, Krakauer performs as a guest soloist with some of the world's finest ensembles and has made numerous recordings for the Milken Archive.
First center dedicated to the documentation and the resources pertaining to Jewish music in Europe, the European Institute of Jewish Music (IEMJ) was created in 2006 by the French Judaism Foundation, the Yuval association and the Henriette Halphen Foundation. Under the auspices of the musicologist Hervé Roten, the institute’s goals are the preservation and the dissemination of Jewish musical heritage.
Since 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture has been the leading advocate for Jewish cultural preservation and renewal in America. Founded by the Council of Jewish Federations, the foundation works with artists, scholars, cultural institutions and community agencies to enhance the quality of Jewish life in America through the arts and humanities.
The vision of the JCC movement is to maximize the use of the programs and services, the position in the community, and the accessibility of the Jewish Community Center to welcome all Jews, to help each Jew move along a continuum of Jewish growth, and to build Jewish memories.
The Jewish Commission of Los Angeles explores Jewish identity through music, supports the composition of new Jewish music for the synagogue and concert stage, holds classes for composers to study Jewish music, and brings new Jewish music to synagogues and communities throughout the country.
One of the research centers of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the JMRC is an academic institution dedicated to the documentation, research, and publication of scholarly materials about Jewish music.
The primary mission of the Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University Libraries is to collect, preserve and digitize Judaica sound recordings; to create educational programs highlighting the contents of this rich cultural legacy; and to encourage the use of this unique scholarly resource by students, scholars and the general public.
The official website of acclaimed composer Judith Lang Zaimont, recognized internationally for her distinctive style, characterized by its expressive strength and dynamism. A prize-winning composer whose work includes: symphony, chamber opera, oratorios and cantatas, music for wind ensemble, vocal-chamber pieces with varying accompanying ensembles, a wide variety of chamber works, and solo music for string and wind instruments, piano, organ, and voice. Zaimont's self titled CD, Judith Lang Zaimont: A Tale of Abram and Isaac, was recorded for the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music and is distributed under the NAXOS label.
Set in one of the world's greatest cities, Manhattan School of Music has contributed to the vibrant culture of New York City since 1917. It is one of the premier private music conservatories in the nation, with nearly 275 faculty members dedicated to shaping over 800 students from 40 countries into world-class musicians.
Established in 2010, the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture is dedicated to studying and preserving Yiddish music and culture, teaching it to new generations, and supporting scholarship that explores it as an important facet of Jewish and American life. Its Executive Director is Henry Sapoznik, an award winning author, radio and record producer and performer of traditional Yiddish and American music.
The Milken Family Foundation was established by brothers Lowell and Michael Milken in 1982 with the mission to discover and advance inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and those around them lead productive and satisfying lives.
The National Museum of American Jewish History offers education, exhibits, and programs dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Jewish people in America. The site offers virtual exhibits, a timeline, and an online shop.
Since its founding in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, Naxos has redefined how classical music is presented and marketed. Innovative strategies of recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled the label to develop one of the largest, fastest-growing catalogs of unduplicated repertoire available today: it currently includes more than 2,200 titles. Additional Naxos hallmarks are state-of-the-art sound and a determination to keep their CD prices approximately half that of other major commercial releases.
The Rabbinical Council of America serves as a spokesman for the Orthodox rabbinate on the national and international level. It sponsors conferences and disseminates information on timely issues and defends the interests of the religious Jewish community.
The Jewish Museum is not only a major art museum, but the largest Jewish museum in the Western hemisphere. The site includes collections, exhibitions and programs that illustrate both the continuity and diversity of Jewish culture for more than 4,000 years, as well as the common ground shared by Jews with people of different cultural backgrounds.
The Jewish Theological Seminary was founded in 1886 as a rabbinical school. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. One hundred and fifteen years later, JTS now includes a beautiful Manhattan campus and serves as the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism worldwide. A Jewish university with a world-class faculty and a diverse student body, JTS grants undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees through its five schools: the Rabbinical School, the H.L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music, the Graduate School, the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education and the Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies and offers serious enrichment programs for Jewish communities around the world. JTS trains tomorrow's religious, educational, academic and lay leaders for the Jewish community and beyond. JTS is where Jewish learning lives.
Since opening in October 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art, The Juilliard School has set this country's standard for education in the arts. The school continues to represent the finest in performing arts education, growing with and responding to the needs of a thriving cultural community in the U.S. and abroad, its student body drawn from 43 states and 46 foreign countries. 2002-2003 marks The Juilliard School's ninety-seventh season.
The Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive
Part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library, this collection of songbooks, reference works and sound recordings total more than 3,000 Yiddish folk and art songs, theater music, comedy and klezmer music.
The Society for American Music was established to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of American music and its diversity, and the full range of activities and institutions associated with that music.
The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision, direction and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical, social justice and management issues, offering programming support to Reform Jewish congregations and strengthening individual Jewish identity and growth. The Union and its affiliates produce award-winning periodicals, journals, books, discussion guides, CDs, sheet music, and downloadable MP3s.
The purposes of the Women Cantors Network are to support one another by sharing professional knowledge and experiences in a nurturing atmosphere, to provide continuing education in areas related to the cantorate and Jewish music, to serve as a forum for discussing practical issues for women in the cantorate and to commission Jewish music for women's voices.
The Zamir Choral Foundation, founded and directed by Matthew Lazar, is the leading force in the Jewish world for sustaining and advancing the Jewish choral tradition. Through the teaching and performance of Jewish music, it aims to revitalize Jewish culture and commitment, and thereby strengthen and unite the Jewish people.