Biographies

David Beyglman, conductor, was born in 1887 in Ostrowiec (Kielce province of Poland). Beyglman began his musical education at a young age, studying several instruments, chiefly the clarinet and...

Born in Vienna, Austria and immigrated to Palestine with his parents at age 13. Studied at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in London (1946-1948), and immigrated to the United States in the 1950's....

Abraham Binder was born in New York to a family of cantors and into a world enriched by synagogue music and Jewish folklore. He was a member of his father...

Polish cantor and composer. Abraham Ber Birnbaum was born to a Hassidic family in Pultusk, Poland. He was exposed to music as a young child while accompanying his father on trips to the courts...

Eduard Birnbaum was born in 1855 in Cracow to a family of notable Rabbis and scholars. Birnbaum received his primary education at a Yeshiva in Bydgoszcz. His...

About the cantors of the Portugese Synagogue of Amsterdam see Israel Adler's monograph, ...

Leon Blank was born in Lithuania in 1867. When Blank was just a boy, his family moved to Romania, where he began singing in a local Synagogue choir. Even from an early age, Blank felt an...

Yeruham Blindman served as a cantor in Kishnev, Tarnopol and Berdichev. By 1834 he was touring extensively as a cantor for Synagogues throughout Poland and the Ukraine. He became known as “...

Swiss born American Composer Ernest Bloch was born on July 24, 1880 in Geneva, Switzerland. He studied at the Conservatory in Brussels under noted teachers Eugene Ysaye and Francois Rasse, later...

Nissan Blumenthal was born in Berdichev, Ukraine, and at the age of 21 held his first cantorial post at the local Synagogue. In 1841 he was appointed cheif hazzan at the Brody Synagogue in...

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