HUC-JIR Program: A Celebration of the Legacy of Jack Gottlieb, z”l, in Honor of His 90th Birthday
A Celebration of the Legacy of Jack Gottlieb, z”l, in Honor of His 90th Birthday” will take place on October 13th at noon ET, featuring HUC President Rehfeld, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Director Cantor Richard Cohn, Cantor Breitzer, Cantor Barbara Ostfeld ’75 (the first ordained woman cantor and Dr. Gottlieb’s student), Cantor Danielle Rodnizki '20, Westchester Reform Temple, and Isaac Sonett-Assor '23, Cantorial Intern, Westchester Reform Temple. To participate in this milestone event, please register here.
The Dr. Jack Gottlieb Jewish Music Studies Endowment Fund Established by the Theophilous Foundation
Dr. Jack Gottlieb, z”l, (1930-2011) was an internationally recognized composer of Jewish liturgical music and choral, opera, theater, and orchestral works, and a leading authority on Leonard Bernstein’s music. As Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music (DFSSM) at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC), his influence now extends to generations of cantorial students. His distinguished musical legacy will be perpetuated by the creation of the Dr. Jack Gottlieb Jewish Music Studies Endowment Fund at HUC’s DFSSM by a gift from the Theophilous Foundation, which was established by Dr. Jack Gottlieb’s bequest to promote and nurture the ongoing promulgation and development of serious and innovative music for the synagogue.