Chanukah: the EIJM’s selection, Part 2

A playlist for all the family!

During the Festival of Lights that lasts 8 days, children’s favorite holiday, we light candles, we eat latkes and candies, we give and receive presents, and we sing songs.
Here is a small selection of songs to listen to... and to sing along!

Chanukah or “inauguration” in Hebrew celebrates the re-inauguration of the altar in the 2nd Temple of Jerusalem.

According to the tradition, after the pillage and soiling of the Temple by the Romans, the priests found a small flask with enough oil to enlighten the Temple for just one day.

But then happened Hanukah’s miracle: the small quantity of oil burned for 8 days, 8 days to enlighten and purify the Temple of Jerusalem.



Listen to the radio show : Chanukah, voices of lights, hosted by Hervé Roten
Listen to the radio show : Hidden sides of Jewish music : Chanukah, hosted by Hélène Engel

Listen to

In case the music player doesn't open, you must allow the opening of pop-ups for the website iemj.org in your browser settings.

  • Sevivon Sov Sov Sov - Chana LESLAU

  • Ha’erev babayit - 30 Chanukah songs for Children

  • Chanukkah b’rachot (EXTRAIT) - Israel ALTER

  • Simou chemen - Marcel PAPIER

  • Hanoukiya Li Yesh (EXTRAIT) - Chanson de Hanouka

  • Ner li - 30 Chanukah songs for Children

  • Banu Choshech Legaresh - Efrat Ben ISRAEL

  • Maoz Tsour - Marcel PAPIER

Lire tout

You may also like

Symposium in Hannover : Magnified and Sanctified, The Music of Jewish Prayer II

From the 9th to the 12th September 2019 at the Hannover university (GERMANY), international symposium on Jewish liturgical music. Hervé Roten, (…)

Musica Judaica Symposium : Jewish music between oral and written traditions

On the 14th & 15th of July 2019 in Oxford (ENGLAND) will take place an international symposium in which Hervé Roten, Director of the European (…)

The EIJM’s Gala Concert - 5th edition - From the synagogue to the opera : Jacques Offenbach and friends

Buy your tickets on the online shop Original Hebrew works by Jacques and Isaac Offenbach, Jacques Fromental Halévy, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jules (…)

Jewish music and cuisine : delicacies and sounds

CONFERENCE held by the EIJM and the CBL, the 20th June 2019 8h45 PM at the Cercle Bernard Lazare (75003). An audiovisual conference by Hervé (…)

The melody of the Kol Nidre : Sources, interpretations and new compositions

On the 8th April 2019 at 7h30 PM at the Institut Elie Wiesel in Paris (75010) audiovisual conference by Hervé Roten about the melody of the Kol (…)