The Use of Music in Jewish Programming
Publication Date: September 1978
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Richard J. Neumann
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 55-1
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Artistic Expression; Identity formation
Coverage: United States
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.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.55 no.1, Fall 1978.