The first center dedicated to the documentation and the resources pertaining to Jewish music in Europe, created in 2006 by the French Judaism Foundation, the Yuval association and the Henriette Halphen Foundation, the European Institute of Jewish Music (EIJM) aims to collect, safeguard and spread the Jewish musical heritage in France and all over the world. 

The EIJM’s goals

Collect, safeguard, digitize and catalogue

Give access to the resources to

Make known the Jewish musical heritage

The EIJM’s collections

The Henriette Halphen multimedia library, created with the support of Isabelle Friedman in honor of her mother, is accessible in Paris by appointment only, from Monday to Thursday, from 9AM to 1 PM and from 2PM to 6PM. The EIJM’s collections are rich and diverse: tens of thousands of audiovisual documents, music scores, books, photos, audio archives… The catalogue of the collections is available online on the EIJM’s website, but also on the Rachel network’s websites (associated center to the National French Library) and Europeana.

The EIJM editions

The EIJM contributes to the spreading of Jewish music through the production, the edition and the distribution of CD’s, books and sheet music. The catalogue of the EIJM’s Editions number more than 80 references, among which :

All these references are available on the EIJM’s online shop.

Mémoire Radiophonique Juive

Initiated by the European Institute of Jewish Music, the Mémoire Radiophonique Juive program (MRJ) [Jewish Radio Memory] aims to make available to the general public thousands of radio programs broadcast on Jewish radio stations since their creation in 1981.

You can freely listen to programs (in French) about various themes that have been broadcast on:

Radio Judaïca Lille, Radio J, Radio Chalom, RCJ and Judaïques FM (Paris – Ile de France), Radio Judaïca Lyon, Radio Shalom Dijon et Besançon…



Creation by the Fondation du Judaïsme Français, the Yuval Association and the Henriette Halphen Foundation


Constitution of the EIJM in association law 1901


Creation of the website


Inauguration of the new premises of the EIJM in the 13th arrondissement of Paris


Creation of the EIJM’s Editions


EIJM’s first gala concert


The EIJM hires its 5th permanent employee


Launching of the EIJM’s new website and of its European network