The Use of Music in Jewish Programming

By Richard J. Neumann

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 1978

The author argues that Jewish communal organizations should promote a regeneration of Jewish "life-style music" such as lullabies, love-songs, and table-songs, as a method of preserving Jewish identity. Rather than focusing on professional performance events, the author advocates encouraging Jewish laypeople to sing Jewish songs as part of their day-to-day lives, and calls for a proliferation of workshops to teach Jewish songs to Jews of all ages.

Topic: Artistic Expression, Jewish Organizations, Identity Formation, Music

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 55/No. 1

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Neumann, Richard J. The Use of Music in Jewish Programming. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 1978:


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