Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

  • Year: 2014
  • Location: National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Collaborators: Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation

Co-curator and co-producer with The Idelsohn Society. 2-CD anthology. Additional liner notes by Greil Marcus and Jenna Weissman Joselit.

The first-ever history of the duel role of Hanukkah and Christmas music in the 20th century. It’s a musical songbook highlighting both rare and iconic holiday music across both faiths. The 34-tracks feature songs written and performed by Woody Guthrie, The Ramones, Bob Dylan, Dinah Shore, The Klezmatics, Don McLean, Sammy Davis Jr., Mickey Katz, Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt, and many more.

Exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Coverage in the NY Times, NPR, and WNYC.

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