Irene Heskes

Irene Heskes (1923-1999) was a music historian who specialized in Jewish music. She contributed to Encyclopedia Judaica, Musical Theater in America and The Handbook of Holocaust Literature. Among her books are Studies in Jewish Music, Jews in Music, The Resource Book of Jewish Music, Yiddish-American Popular Songs, 1895-1950, and Passport to Jewish Music.

Articles by Irene Heskes

American Jewish Women as Cantors

How Jewish women worked their way into the field of synagogue music.