Biographies

Born in Hilnik, Hungary, officiated as cantor in Beuthen, Nurnberg and Vienna...

Gershon Sirota was born in 1874 in Podolia, where his father officiated as the village cantor. As a boy, Sirota frequently assisted his father in leading services at the local synagogue. At the...

Gershom Sizomu is an Ugandan rabbi serving the Abayudaya, a Baganda community in eastern Uganda near the town of Mbale who practice Judaism.

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Born in Timkovichi, Belarus, and moved to Slutsk at an early age. He studied at the Warsaw Conservatory from 1890, and later at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under Rimsky-Korsakov. After...

Milan Slavický was a Czech composer, musicologist, and pedagogue. He came from a musical family. His father Klement Slavický and both his grandfathers Kamil Voborský...

Avraham Slep, composer, teacher, conductor, and arranger, was born in 1884. It is not known where he was born or where he received his musical education.

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Born in Tel Aviv, Michal Smoira-Cohn studied at the Palestine Academy of Music (graduated 1947), and later at Uppsala University in Sweden (1956-1958). Among her many activities in Israel's...

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Full biography in Milken Archive.

Born in Hadera, Israel, where he performed as a cantor from a young age. He composed, orchestrated, and arranged many works for cantor and choir. One of Sobol's main projects was the...

Pete Sokolow, a Brooklyn native, is a jazz and klezmer pianist and reed player whose klezmer roots in the Catskills span older and newer generations of Jewish...

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