About Jonathan L. Friedmann

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D., is Professor of Jewish Music History and Associate Dean of the Master of Jewish Studies Program at the Academy for Jewish Religion California, Adjunct Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology, Extraordinary Associate Professor of Theology at North-West University (NWU), South Africa, and a Research Fellow at NWU in Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications. He is also Community Leader and Education Director of Adat Chaverim – Congregation for Humanistic Judaism in Los Angeles. Jonathan spends his time writing, professing, serving as a pulpit cantor, and researching the roles of music in human life. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, most recently Music in Our Lives: Why We Listen, How It Works (McFarland, 2015),  Jews, Music and the American West: Portraits of Pioneers (Gaon, 2016), A City Haphazard: Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles, 1887-1927 (Academica, 2017), Qol Tamid: The Shofar in Ritual, History, and Culture (Claremont School of Theology Press, 2017), and Musical Aesthetics: An Introduction to Concepts, Theories, and Functions (Cambridge Scholars, 2018).


6 thoughts on “About Jonathan L. Friedmann

  1. Thom Hickey

    Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox Jonathan. I hope you have found some entertaining music and writing and perhaps made some discoveries. If its been a while since you last visited come on over! Good luck with your Intriguing and thought provoking work.. Regards Thom

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