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Regina Resnik

Undaunted by changes to her voice, opera singer Regina Resnik reinvented herself multiple times in her career, taking on unexpected new roles.

Regina Resnik, 1968

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Regina Resnik in 1968.
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Regina Resnik in 1968.

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Nadia Reisenberg

A gifted pianist, Nadia Reisenberg used her talents to connect with others, from her acclaimed performances with her sister to her years of training musicians in New York and Jerusalem.

Shirley Cohen Steinberg

Shirley Cohen Steinberg helped make the Jewish holidays fun and interactive for children with her Holiday Music Box albums, featuring “One Morning” (popularly known as the Passover “Frog Song”).

Adrienne Cooper

Adrienne Cooper played a critical role in the revival of Yiddish music as founder of the Yiddish Folk Arts Program (KlezKamp), a group that brought together musicians, linguists, and anthropologists to recover the tradition of Klezmer.

Ethel Stark

As founder of the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra, Ethel Stark broke down barriers, becoming the first woman to conduct an orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1947 and welcoming Violet Grant States as the first black woman member of a Canadian symphony orchestra.

Ethel Stark, 1941

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Founder of the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra Ethel Stark at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1941.

Image courtesy of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec via Wikimedia Commons.

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Founder of the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra Ethel Stark at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1941.

Image courtesy of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec via Wikimedia Commons.

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Yasmin Levy

As a world music singer, Yasmin Levy ignited interest in the Ladino music traditions of her family, weaving Greek, Turkish, and Persian elements into her soulful performances.

Yasmin Levy, 2008

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Yasmin Levy in 2008.
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Yasmin Levy in 2008.


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Regina Spektor

With her surreal lyrics and experimental vocalizations, Regina Spektor carved a place for herself in the anti-folk music scene and went on to conquer the pop charts.

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