Biographies

Born in Vilna to a poor family and educated at that city’s Talmud Torah, Shmerke Kaczerginski lost both his parents during World War I. As a youth, he was involved...

Yiddish theater and Broadway actress Bertha Kalish was born in Lemberg (present day Lviv, Ukraine) ca. 1872. She began her stage career as a member of the choir at the Polish Theater.  By the...

Ida Kamińska was a Polish actress and director. In her long career Kamińska produced more than 70 plays, and performed in more than 150 productions. She also wrote...

Born in Odessa, (toady in Ukraine). Studied music in Warsaw, Berlin and Vienna. Worked as a violin player in Warsaw, as the first violin in the Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra....

Harry Kandel was an American clarinetist and bandleader, one of the pioneers of modern klezmer music. He ran an orchestra which consisted of a variety of instruments...

Hanina Karaczewski was born in Petrovka, Bessarabia. Before immigrating to Palestine in 1908, he lived in ...

Alter Karniol was born in Dzialoszyce, a small province in Poland. He studied under several Hazzanim in ...

Meyer Myron "Mickey" Katz was an American musician and comedian who specialized in Jewish humor. Katz is most well known for his parodies, but he created more...

Katz graduated from UCLA (B.A., 1956) and later spent two years (1959–61) in Jerusalem, where he studied privately with ...

Jerome Kern was born on January 27, 1885 in New York City to parents Fanny and Henry Kern. Jerome was the oldest of nine children, of which only three survived. Kern began...

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