Dr. Naomi Cohn Zentner

Director, Jewish Music Track

Dr. Naomi Cohn Zentner is the head of the Jewish Music track at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Her research focuses on the intersections between domestic and liturgical music, Sephardic music in the Ashkenazic liturgy and, recently, the shared soundscapes of late Ottoman-era Safed. She holds a PhD in Musicology from The Hebrew University and was a visiting fellow at Oxford University’s center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She also co-directs the Ashkenazic track of Ashira, a program that trains prayer leaders that is run by the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary.

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