The collections

The collections of the European Institute of Jewish Music (EIJM) are available to all from the Halphen multimedia library in Paris or online with the Rachel catalogue. Associated center to the National French Library (BNF), Rachel is the collective catalogue of the European network of Judaica and Hebraica libraries. It was created in 2004 by the Alliance Israélite Universelle’s library, the Maison de la culture yiddish – Medem Library and the Library of the Séminaire Israélite de France.

Located in Paris 13, the Henriette Halphen media library is open to the public from Monday to Thursday by appointment.

The online catalogue provides access to over 80,000 recordings of Jewish music, 380,000 pages of sheet music, 1,000 books,…

The EIJM digitized and archived Main Holgings.

Focus on some treasures of our collections (CDc, books, sheet music) to deepen the encounter with Jewish music

Our latest acquisitions

Tsuzamen – Sirba Octet

This album is a formidable testimony of hope: the hope of the Jews, the Armenians, the gypsies whose repertoires the…

Recording History

A new history of twentieth-century North Africa, that gives voice to the musicians who defined an era and the vibrant…

Synagogal music in Paris at the time of the first consistorial temple (1822-1874)

In his thesis, now available in digital version, Gérard Ganvert gives us an indepth study of synagogal music in Paris…

Thieves of Dreams – Zloději snů

Upon the recent passing of her mother, Lenka discovered two tattered notebooks of hand-written poetry that her grandmother, Anna Hana…