Jack Gottlieb

Lover Of God, Lover Of Music

Composer/professor/author Jack Gottlieb, past president of the American Society of Jewish Music, dies at 80.

03/08/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

The name of Jack Gottlieb’s music company was Theophilous Music, Inc., and on his website, there is a legend that reads, “In Latin, Theophilous is ‘Amadeus.’ In German, it is ‘Gottlieb;’ and in English it is ...?” The answer, of course, is “lover of God,” which is an apt cognomen for a composer and musician whose work centered on the Jewish liturgy, directly and indirectly.

Gottlieb was first full-time professor of music at HUC.
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