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The Complete Shireinu; The Shabbat Anthology series; The Ruach series. As editor and contributor to some of the most popular and widely-used publications, songbooks, and anthologies in the Jewish world, Joel (Joe) Eglash's name is synonymous with quality and excellence. Musical artists and publishers know him as a jack-of-all-trades editor, arranger, designer, consultant, compositor, engraver, and publisher. He is a recognized authority in the Jewish music industry, both as a musician and publisher, and is a consultant of musical repertoire, marketing, and building congregational instrumental ensembles.
As Director of Transcontinental Music Publications and Managing Director of URJ Press until late 2005, he has hundreds of publications to his credit. In 2015, he returned to Transcontinental Music (under American Conference of Cantors ownership), first as management consultant and now as Director, and is leading its efforts to rebuild and revitalize.
Joe owns and operates Eglash Creative, a music and design firm specializing in music compositing, arranging, editing, and engraving, for the entertainment industry. In 2005, Joe created oySongs.com, a leading online source for Jewish music, and sold the company in 2012. His popular T'filah Band and T’filah Choir songbook series, containing arrangements of liturgical music for synagogue band and choir, was published by Tara Publications.
Before earning his B.A. in Judaic Studies from Brooklyn College, he studied classical guitar with Jeffrey Van at the University of Minnesota. As a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader, Joe has led numerous popular rock, synagogue, and klezmer bands, and releases original rock recordings, in which he writes, sings, and plays all the instruments. He is active as an accompanist, arranger, and composer in Syracuse, New York, where he happily resides with his wife, Cantor Kari Siegel Eglash, and children, Arielle and Judah. He is a member of ASCAP and GTM, and a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan.