The Jacques Arnold Collection

Ashkenazy cantorial singing

The Jacques Arnold collection is mainly composed of audio documents of liturgical music from the Ashkenazy rite.


Formed in the Séminaire Israélite de France by masters such as Léon Algazi or Alberto Hemsi, Jacques Arnold officiated as a cantor for almost ten years, in particular in the small synagogue of rue Picpus in Paris (Rothschild Foundation).

The documents that he patiently gathered throughout his career comprised in 2018 around 200 documents : mainly vinyl records of the best cantors as well as magnetic tapes collected during the 1970’s.

Now settled in Jerusalem as a happy retired man, Jacques Arnold dedicates a part of his time to the European Institute of Jewish Music by offering his precious help to the identification of our audio archives (audio cassettes and magnetic tapes) for the purposes of detailed cataloging.



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  • Ata Yatzarta (EXTRAIT) - Avraham Adler

  • Lebedig und frehlich - Abe Schwartz’s Orchestra

  • Ki Em Chayenu (EXTRAIT) - Shlomo Carlebach

  • Roeh Veroah (EXTRAIT) - Shoshana Damari

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