Educator

Zalman Polak

Cantor, composer and teacher of Ashkenazi prayer and cantorial music

1901: Born in Yugoslavia.

1919: Immigrated to Israel with his mother.

1920: Injured in the riots in Jerusalem.

1921: Invited to serve as cantor in The Great Synagogue, (Beit ha-Knesset ha-Gadol) of Rishon LeZion.

1922: Returned to his homeland to recover, to serve time in the military, and to complete his training as a cantor. He finished his cantorial education with cantor Yehuda Lieb Miller in Vienna, and with Josef Baser Mesobotitza. During this time he was active with the Organization of Yugoslavian Cantors.

1901-1985

Maier Kohn

Cantor and teacher

Born in Schwabach, Bavaria (today Germany). Worked as a cantor and as an educator in Munich. His book, Vollstaendiger Jahrgang von Terzett-und Chorgesaengen der Synagoge in Muenchen, is considered the first modern collection of synagogue melodies. It includes his own compositions, as well as compositions by others.

Source: Encyclopedia Judaica.

1802-1875

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