JMRC's Researchers

Avigdor Herzog - Publications

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Jehoash Hirshberg - Publications

Jehoash Hirshberg - Biography

Professor of Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Research interests: The musical heritage of the Karaite Jews in Israel. History of the music of the Yishuv (1880-1948). Music in migrant and refugee societies. Origins of the early classical concerto. The music of the late fourteenth century in France. Currently engaged in the publication of an anthology of the liturgy of the Karaites in Israel and the United States.

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Jehoash Hirshberg - Detials

Email: 
msmus@mscc.huji.ac.il
Address: 
Jerusalem
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Eric Karsenti - Biography

MD, MPH, Director of the Environmental Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health. Research interests in Jewish music: the musical traditions of the Algerian Jews; Written sources of synagogue music from nineteenth-century Italy.

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Eric Karsenti - Detials

Email: 
erick990@barak-online.net
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Katz, Ruth

Musicologist (Samaritans, Robert Lachmann)
1927 -

Ruth Katz - Publications

Ruth Katz - Biography

Founded in 1965 by Professor Alexander Ringer from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, the Musicology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was the first department of its kind in Israel. Within a decade of its existence it boasted distinguish faculty members such as Israel Adler, Bathja Bayer, Josef Tal, Dalia Cohen, Ruth Katz (both Cohen and Katz were the 2012 recipients of the Israel Prize in music), Amnon Shiloah, Jehoash Hirshberg, Roger Kamien and Don Harrán.

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Ruth Katz - Detials

Address: 
Jerusalem
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Amalia Kedem - Publications

Amalia Kedem - Biography

M.A. Musicology, The Hebrew University, thesis: Contemporary Cantillation of the Book of Esther according to the Ashkenazi Custom in Israel - Tradition of Deviations. PhD student at the Hebrew University, working on the formation of the contemporary Ashkenazi liturgical Tradition in Israel.Taught Jewish music at the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and at the Open University.

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Amalia Kedem - Detials

Email: 
mskedem@huji.ac.il
Phone: 
972-2-6585008
Address: 
Sound Archive, National Library, Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91390
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Klein, Amit

Graduate student, researcher of Ashkenazi cantorial music

Amit Klein - Biography

Amit's background combines two areas of interest, computer-science and musicology. He has over 15 years of working experience in software and systems development in the fields of telephony, audio and signal processing. Amit holds a PhD in musicology (summa cum-laude) from Bar-Ilan University, he received the Young Scholar Award of the Israel Musicological Society, and has published several articles on Cantorial music in journals and books.

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Amit Klein - Detials

Email: 
amit.klein@comverse.com
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Mark Kligman - Publications

Mark Kligman - Biography

Ethnomusicologist, Professor and Director of the Klezmer Music Ensemble. specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and various areas of popular Jewish music. He has published on the liturgical music of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn in journals as well as his book, Maqām and Liturgy: Ritual, Music and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn (Wayne State University, 2009), which shows the interconnection between the music of Syrian Jews and their cultural way of life.

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Mark Kligman - Detials

Email: 
mkligman@huc.edu
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Rachel Kollender - Publications

Rachel Kollender - Biography

Lecturer, Musicologist and Ethnomusicologist, with special interest in Jewish music, Karaite music, Women and music in jewish societies, music in Europe 1935-45.

Teaching Positions:
Bar-Ilan University, department of music, department of communication; Oranim College; Talpiot College; Jerusalem Girls College (Michlala); Highschools "Emuna" and "Dror".

Research grants, awards (selection):
Two funds of the Israel Science Foundation: 1993-on Karaite music, 1998 – on Jewish music of Afghany women (with Dr. Yael Shai).

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Rachel Kollender - Detials

Email: 
kollenr@mail.biu.ac.il
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Shoshana Liessmann - Biography

Studied Jewish Studies and Musicology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, graduated in Jewish Civilization at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Topic of MA thesis: “Aspects of Jewish Musical Thought and Jewish Musicianship as a Reflection of Changes in the Cultural and Intellectual Patterns of Jewish and Gentile Society in the Italian Renaissance” (Advisor: Prof. Moshe Idel).Currently enrolled as a PhD student at the Hebrew University, Department of Cultural Studies.

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Shoshana Liessmann - Detials

Email: 
shosh.liessmann@gmail.com
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James Loeffler - Publications

James Loeffler - Biography

Ph.D. Columbia University, (2006), Dissertation: "The Most Musical Nation: Jews, Culture and Nationalism in the Late Russian Empire"; M.A. Columbia University (2000); B.A. Harvard University (1996); Founding Director, Vice-academic co-chair, Jewish Music Forum of the American Society for Jewish Music (New York); Research Director, Pro Musica Hebraica (Washington, DC).

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James Loeffler - Detials

Email: 
james.loeffler@virginia.edu
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