Main holdings

Radio holding of Maurice Azoulay

Maurice Azoulay is born in Meknes in Marocco. He was the first DJ from Paris to broadcast Jewish music in 1981. He has two radio shows on Judaïques FM, La fête orientale and Neim Zémirot Created in (…) Read more

Archives from Jean Bécache

Handwritten musical scores, original compositions and liturgical sheet music from Algeria, audio cassettes, writings on the theory of the music... Read more

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 preserves 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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Du salon au front : Fernand Halphen (1872-1917), composer, patron and director of military music

A collective work published in April 2017 under the direction of Laure Schnapper, with the collaboration of Pierre-André Meyer – Preface by Hervé (…)

Discovering Jewish music: a conference by Hervé Roten

On May 3rd 2017 at 7 pm in the synagogue of Bordeaux, Hervé Roten will hold a conference on Jewish music, illustrated with many audio and video (…)

Marc-Alain Ouaknin invites Hervé Roten on his radio show « Talmudiques » broadcasted on France Culture

Radion Program on April 9 and 16 2017, from 9h10 am to 9h42 am. The blooming encounters of Jewish traditional songs with French variety gave (…)

Centennial of the passing of Fernand Halphen

For the centennial year of the passing of Fernand Halphen (1872 - 1917), several events will take place : Concerts, publication of a collective (…)