Josh Kun

"If you are an immigrant Jew, what are the ways to fast-track yourself into American-ness? There's Hollywood, there's Tin Pan Alley, and there are Christmas songs, and they all work together."

 

-music writer and founding member of the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, a volunteer non-profit organization for the understanding and preservation of Jewish history through music.

Read the rest of the article on the influence Jewish composers on Christmas songs here. It's quite enlightening. In fact, did you know that both "White Christmas" and "Christmas Song" were written by Jewish composers?

Learn more about the Idelsohn Society here.