New Grant Preserves Jewish Music
The Feher Jewish Music Center at Beit Hatfutsot will undergo a comprehensive renovation thanks to a new contract signed at the beginning of 2011 between the Feher Foundation and Beit Hatfutsot. Music lovers, historians, students, and Beit Hatfutsot's visitors will once again be able to enjoy the thousands of recordings of Jewish music available in the database at the Feher Jewish Music Center.
The Feher Jewish Music Center preserves, records, and promotes Jewish music among the Museum's visitors and the general public. The Center's collection contains approximately 7,500 recordings of Jewish music, and consists of a computerized database cross-referenced by poet, composer, performer and musical tradition.
The Center was originally established thanks to the generous support of the Paul and Rose Feher Foundation. Since their passing, the Foundation is managed by the Department of the Public Trustee in the Israel Ministry of Justice.
The contract allows for the construction of new offices for the Center's staff, designating state of the art storage space for the Center's collections, and renovating its Visitors Center, so that visitors can enjoy hours of searching, discovery, and listening pleasure.
New staff members of the Feher Jewish Music Center will gather additional material for the Center's collections and complete the digitization of all recordings so that the Feher Jewish Music Center may reclaim its role as an internationally recognized institution in the world of Jewish music and as a hub for Jewish music lovers in Israel and abroad.