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Dr. Jacob Weinberg, Noted Jewish Composer, Dees in New York

Funeral services were held here today for Dr. Jacob Weinberg, a pioneer in the promotion of Jewish music and a composer and teacher of music with contemporary Jewish themes, who died here this week-end at the age of 77.

Born and educated in music and law in Russia, Dr. Weinberg taught music at the top music conservatories of Moscow and Odessa. In 1922 he went to Palestine to head the conservatory at Jerusalem. He remained for six years before coming to the United States. His opera, “Pioneers of Israel,” inspired by his experiences in Palestine, won the first prize of the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Association in 1926. He organized and kept alive annual Jewish music festivals in New York.

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