Jewish Music Conference

Jewish Music Conference, Haifa, 13 February 2013

University of Haifa (Israel), Dr. Hecht Arts Center

Keynote speaker: Professor Eliyahu Schleifer, Professor Emeritus (Hebrew Union College)

The Music Department at the University of Haifa warmly invites paper submissions for a single-day international conference, to be held in Haifa on 13 February 2013, within the framework of a three-day Jewish Music Festival (11-13 February 2013). This conference will offer an opportunity for those with an interest in music and Judaism to share and discuss their work, in the hope of furthering dialogue in this area. Paper submissions on all topics related to the intersection of music and Judaism are welcome, in particular relating to the repertoire which will be featured in the festival (see below):

  • Synagogue and organ music by Jewish or Israeli composers
  • Yiddish or Ladino song
  • Interdisciplinary work

The Festival programme will include, among others:

  • Hermann Bermann (Oberkantor in Leipa, Bohemia, between 1880-1917): Schiraus Zwi (Sabbath and High Holydays).
  • Yehezkel Braun (born 1922): Sabbath Evening Service
  • Cantorial music concert performed by soloists and organ
  • Organ recital of music by Jewish composers
  • Yiddish and Ladino songs

Abstracts of up to 500 words are invited for individual papers (20 minutes). Please submit proposals by email in a Word document attachment:

The deadline for proposals is Friday 16 November 2012.

All paper submissions will be considered by the programme committee:

  • Dr. Alon Schab, University of Haifa
  • Professor Eitan Steinberg, University of Haifa
  • Dr. Avigail Wood, University of Haifa

Update information will be available on the website of the Music Department:


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