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The Remarkable American Jewish Composers of WWII

  • Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus 12701 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ, 85254 United States (map)

It is an amazing fact that Jewish composers during WWII produced a vastly disproportionate number of songs. To this day we still sing Oklahoma by Richard Rodgers. The list is endless– Irving Berlin, Jule Styne, Aaron Copeland and so many more. These songs kept the citizens in the Home Front hopeful for the return of their loved ones. For the soldiers fighting abroad, these songs brought nostalgia, homesickness, and were a tool for battle. This music reminds us of the price paid for liberty and freedom.

Cost: $18

Faculty: Sheldon Winkler

Earlier Event: February 28
The Many Faces of American Judaism