Below is a collection of resources specially curated by our temple's Cantor, Abby Gostein. Are you looking for CDs or mp3s for your own listening pleasure or to give as gifts? Are you a budding instrumentalist searching for sheet music, or a temple member who wants to be able to sing along more confidently during services? Seeking more general Jewish musical knowledge? We've got something for you below!
(Please note: Temple Beth Shalom and its employees do not endorse any of the following websites, nor can we make any statements regarding the accuracy of information found in these sites.)
- Jewish Music WebCenter - an excellent collection of links to online resources for research in Jewish music.
- Zamir Choral Foundation - a resource for Jewish Choral Music Lovers.
Trope (Torah Cantillation) / Nusach (Chanting Prayer Modes)
- Kinnor Trope Trainer
- Navigating the Bible
- Virtual Cantor – makes Nusach (traditional prayer modes) readily accessible.
- Hanukkah Songs and Blessings (sung by Abby Cantor Gostein)
- Candlelight by the Maccabeats, Yeshiva University’s a-cappella group
- Light One Candle by Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul and Mary)
- How Do You Spell Channukkahh by the Leevees
- All About That Neis by the Maccabeats, Yeshiva University’s a-cappella group
Words and Translations to Jewish / Yiddish / Klezmer Songs
CDs / MP3s, Sheet Music, Lyrics, and Sound Clips
- Transcontinental Music Publications
- Jewish Music Digital Downloads
- Hot Shabbat
- Tot Shabbat
- Klezmer Shack - one of the most respected authorities on everything Klezmer online.
- The Feher Jewish Music Center is part of the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora - Beth Hatefutsoth in Ramat Aviv, Israel. The collection of the center contains more than 4,000 recordings and a computerized database cross-referenced by composer, performer, musical tradition, instrument, topic and language.
- Judaica Sound Archives – listen to a wide range of Jewish Music recordings. You can search by artist or keyword.
- Freedman Jewish Sound Archive - over 4000 recordings, primarily in Yiddish and Hebrew.
- Milken Archive - founded in 1990 to document, preserve, and disseminate the vast body of music that pertains to the American Jewish experience. Over two decades, it has become the largest collection of American Jewish music ever assembled—more than 700 recorded works, including over 500 world premiere recordings.