Main holdings

The musical archives from the Great Synagogue of La Victoire (Paris, France).

These archives represent today the most important holding of Ashkenazi liturgical music in France.
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The musical archives of the synagogue of Neuilly (Paris region, France)

On November 1st 2011, the synagogue of Neuilly deposited to the European Institute for Jewish Music all of its musical archives: more than 370 music scores and archives that have been cleaned, (…)
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The Samoun-Szlakman’s holding

The holding given by Marlène Samoun comprise around 30 discs that she inherited from the Szlakman family. It includes popular Jewish music, Yiddish cabaret singers or records from Israeli (…) Read more

The holding of Charlie Rosilio

Israeli and religious music
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The musical archives from the synagogue of Metz

Between June and September 2015, nearly 500 music scores and other documents from the Jewish community of Metz have been digitilized by the EIJM, that preserve this way an important part of the (…)
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The musical archives of the synagogue of Reims

Between May 2014 and April 2016, nearly 150 hand-written sheet music from the synagogue of Reims have been collected and reedited by the EIJM. Julianne Unterberger and Hervé Roten present here the (…) Read more

The holding of Alberto Hemsi

One of the biggest collection of Judeo-Spanish music ! In July 2004, Mme Myriam Capuletto Hemsi, widow of the collector and composer Alberto Hemsi, donated her husband’s archives. Sheet music, (…)
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The archives concerning Jacques Chalude, aka Ben baruch

One of the finest ashkenazi cantor’s voice ! It’s with the precious help of his son, Joël Chalude, that we slowly built the holding around Jacques Chalude. This collection, kept safely in our (…)
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The archives concerning Dave Cash (Louis/Ludwig Slomniker)

The « crazy lad » of Yiddish cabarets The holding concerning Dave Cash was born with the reedition in 2015 of a 6 CD pack (Jewish music in Paris in the aftermath of WWII, and got enriched when we (…)
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Archives donated by Maurice Arouasse

A huge collection of oriental Jewish music !
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