Biographies

Isaac Offenbach, born Isaac Juda Eberst, was born in Offenbach near Frankfurt. He left his hometown in 1799 to travel as a wandering musician. In his travels he picked up the epithet “der...

Jacques Offenbach was born in Cologne to father Isaac Offenbach, a local music teacher and hazzan. He was identified as a musical prodigy early on,...

Betty Olivero is a contemporary Israeli composer, who has lived during most of her career in Florence, Italy. She is a full professor of composition at the Music Department in Bar-Ilan...

Alexander Olshanetsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He played with the Odessa Opera orchestra and toured Russia and Siberia, and later was the choral director for a Russian operetta company. He...

Arbie Orenstein was born and raised in New York City, he attended the High School of Music and Art, Queens College, and the Graduate School of Columbia University,...

Ben-Zion Orgad (Gelsenkirchen, 1926 - Tel Aviv, 2006, immigrated in 1933), is a composer, educator, and poet. A 1997...

Yaacob Orland was born in 1914 in Tetiev, Ukraine, to Eliezer and Batya Orland. In 1919, at the age of five, he survived a pogrom in his town, in which eight members...

Actor and Hazzan Moshe Oysher was born in Lipkon, Bessarabia in 1907. He immigrated to Canada in 1921, where he joined a traveling Yiddish theater company. In 1932, he founded a Yiddish theater...

AddToAny