Monday, June 21st | 12 Tammuz 5781

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


Alicia Svigals

Founder, The Klezmatics

Violinist and composer Alicia Svigals is the world's foremost klezmer musician and founder of the Grammy award-winning group The Klezmatics. Having developed a love of klezmer during her travels in Europe and Israel, Svigals has taught this beloved Jewish musical style to hundreds of students, among them the renowned Israeli violinist Yitzhak Perlman. Other top artists and celebrities to have worked with Svigals over the years include famed writer Allen Ginsberg, Israeli singer Chava Alberstein and playwright Tony Kushner. Svigals more recent projects include the composition of a brand new musical score for a 1923 German-Jewish silent film about a rabbi’s son in an Eastern European shtetl who dreams of becoming an actor. (Photo: Runs With Scissors.)


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