The Institute

First center dedicated to the documentation and the resources pertaining to Jewish music in Europe, the European Institute of Jewish Music (IEMJ) was created in 2006 by the French Judaism Foundation, the Yuval association and the Henriette Halphen Foundation. Under the auspices of the musicologist Hervé Roten, the institute’s goals are the preservation and the dissemination of the Jewish musical heritage.

Since September 2012, when relocated to 42 rue Nationale in Paris 13th, the European Institute of Jewish Music has been active in:

  • Collecting archives donated by different families and institutions
  • Digitizing and diffusing the different musical collections of the Henriette Halphen media library on line (80,000 music files, 170,000 pages of score, thousands of photos, videos and different archives)
  • Developing its own musical publishing division
  • Holding different conferences and musical workshops for a large public
  • Organizing concerts and live shows

A day at the EIJM

From collecting to valorization, the preservation of the musical archives...