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Gordon Dale, M.A

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(617) 838-7564

HUC-JIR/New York

Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, New York
Research Interests: 
Jewish music; Music and religion; Music and modernity

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Dr. Gordon Dale is the Visiting Professor of Ethnomusicology at The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. Dr. Dale has most recently conducted extensive research in the Hasidic communities of New York and Israel, and lectures across the United States on topics related to Israeli popular music, and Jewish music and mysticism. Dale is currently the Executive Director of The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music, and is a past-president of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Special Interest Group for Jewish Music. He holds a Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, CUNY, an MA from Tufts University, and a BS from Northeastern University.

Current and Future Courses
Shabbat Modes and Liturgy
The History of Jewish Music: The Cantor in Context
Jewish Music Research
Public Lecture Topics
Israel and the Musics it Makes
The Israeli Soundtrack: Popular Music and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Music and Jewish Mysticism