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Monday, November 2, 1998

Music, Spirit & Scholarship: 
The Legacy of Eduard Birnbaum



Professor Israel Adler, Director, Jewish Music Research Centre and Professor Emeritus, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 
Professor Philip Bohlman, Professor of Musicology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Dr. Norman J. Cohen, Provost and Professor of Midrash, HUC-JIR 
Collegium Musicum of New York University, a performing ensemble of early music from the 11th to 18th centuries, 
     under the direction of Professor Stanley Boorman, New York University, New York, NY
Cantor Lori Corrsin, Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, NY 
Reverend Virgil C. Funk, President, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Washington, DC 
Cantor Israel Goldstein, Director, School of Sacred Music, HUC-JIR/New York 
Jack Gottlieb, Composer, New York, NY 
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Thought and Slade Professor of 
     Jewish Intellectual History, HUC-JIR
Cantor Don Gurney, Choral Director and Lecturer on Chazanut, HUC-JIR/New York and Cantor, Congregation 
     Rodeph Shalom, New York, NY
Rabbi-Cantor Jon R. Haddon, Temple Shearith Israel, Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Past Director, 
     School of Sacred Music, 1980-84
Professor Lawrence A. Hoffman, Professor of Liturgy, HUC-JIR/New York and Past Director, School of 
     Sacred Music, 1984-87
Dr. Mark Kligman, Conference Director and Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology, HUC-JIR/New York 
Cantor Sharon Kohn, Resident Cantor, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati and Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, OH 
Dr. Neil Levin, Assistant Professor of Jewish Music, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York, NY 
Cantor Sheldon F. Merel, Cantor Emeritus, Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego, CA 
Dr. Philip E. Miller, Librarian, Klau Library, HUC-JIR/New York 
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Dean, HUC-JIR/New York 
Professor John Planer, Professor of Music, Manchester College, Manchester, IN 
Cantor Stephen Richards, Congregation B'nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek, CA 
Joyce Rosenzweig, Artist-in-Residence, HUC-JIR/New York 
Cantor Bruce Ruben, Ph.D., Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY 
Cantor Sarah J. Sager, Fairmount Temple-Anshe Chesed Congregation, Cleveland, OH
Professor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Professor of Cantorial Arts, HUC-JIR/New York 
Professor Eliyahu Schleifer, Associate Professor of Sacred Music, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem 
Professor Edwin Seroussi, Associate Professor of Musicology, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 
Cantor William Sharlin, Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Sacred Music and Jewish Liturgy, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles 
Bonia Shur, Director of Liturgical Arts, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati 
Cantor Debra Stein-Davidson, Lecturer on Professional Development, HUC-JIR/New York and Cantor, 
     The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, East Hampton, NY
Ben Steinberg, Composer-in-Residence, Temple Sinai, Toronto, Canada 
Dr. Paul M. Steinberg, Special Assistant to the President, Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of 
     Jewish Religious Education and Human Relations, and Past Dean, School of Sacred Music, HUC-JIR, 1956-87
Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, President, HUC-JIR

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