Jewish Music

Jewish Music

The Music of Shlomo Carlebach

Though not necessarily written for worship, neo-Hasidic melodies quickly found their way into the synagogue.

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Zemirot, or Shabbat Table Songs

Learn the most popular songs associated with the day of rest.

Klezmer Music

Klezmer music found new life in America in the late 20th century.

Hava Nagila’s Long, Strange Trip

The unlikely history of a Hasidic melody.

How “Hatikvah” (The Hope) Became Israel’s National Anthem

The surprising history of one of modern Judaism's most important songs.

Leonard Cohen: Poet, Prophet, Eternal Optimist

A famous songwriter whose novels and poems explored Jewish identity and spirituality.

Jewish Music 101

Music has been a part of Jewish life since biblical times, and remains integral to the Jewish religious and cultural experiences.

Leonard Bernstein: Jewish America’s Favorite (Musical) Son

A celebrated American composer, conductor, teacher, and pianist who infused his work with his Jewish heritage

Israeli Folk Music

The music and lyrics expressed the dreams of a new nation.

American Jewish Music

The contribution of Jews to the production of "mainstream" music in America is of great significance.

Reimagining A Holocaust Classic

Music and Judaism go hand in hand. Every Shabbat service, lifecycle event, Jewish holiday or Israeli holiday has a specific song ...

The Secret to Creating Fan Favorite Songs at Jewish Camp

The campers sit, singing along in the dining hall, while the song leader gathers their spirits and latent energy after ...

Jewish Children’s Music Quiz

From prayer songs to folk staples to silly parodies, how much do you know about the wonderful world of Jewish ...

Jewish Music Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish music?