[INSCRIBED PHOTOTOGRAPH OF CANTOR JONAS JAVRA]
New York, 1920-1940. Item #36813
Inscribed 5 X 3 ½ inch photograph of Jonas Javna. Inscribes, “to my dear teacher and friend Rev. Jacob Schwartz with best wishes/Cantor Jonas Javna. ” Javna was Cantor and Cantor Emeritus at Temple Israel of the City of New York. He worked at the La Puma Opera Company as lead vocalist in many productions. Jacob Schwartz served as cantor at B’nai Jeshurun, the third oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the United States, from 1914 to 1953, working alongside Rabbi Israel Goldstein for nearly 40 years. He also served as president of the Jewish Ministers Cantors’ Association of America and was founder of the Institute of Hazanuth. In about very good condition. (Music-7-11).