Yuval Ron with students. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Yuval Ron

Jewish Oud Music

Jewish Oud Music

This music has become my work, my passion, and my offering.” – Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Yuval Ron learned to play the oud with the Bedouin musicians of the Azzame tribe, in the Sinai deserts, from 1980–2001. Largely self-taught, Ron has studied with John Belazikian and Haik Manoukian, Armenian oud players. He has produced archival recordings of the sacred Yemenite, Moroccan, and Andalusian Jewish traditions, and developed master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek’s album: “One Truth – A Window into the Divine Passion and Poetry of Sufism.” Ron has contributed to introducing oud music to the Jewish community in the United States and abroad, and to the Sufi community.


Yuval Ron performs at First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, in October 2022.


Dor Haberer playing the oud in Grass Valley, CA. Photo: Julie Surpreet Adi.

Apprenticeship Program


Jewish Oud Music
with apprentice Dor Haberer

During his apprenticeship, Dor Haberer will learn Moroccan, Israeli/Palestinian, and Ladino songs, which relate to his own ancestry, along with piyutim (Jewish prayer chants). He will further develop his rhythm and timing, while practicing the Makaams (scales) and the ability to weave associated stories into songs.






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