The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

High Holy Day Prayers - Live for the first time

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Catalogue NumberJSA 1069
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label JSA
Record FormatCD
Shelf Number100687
Number of Tracks12
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Unbeknownst to Cantor Leibele Waldman, in 1967, two years before his death, a non-Jew was hired to record the entire High Holy Days Service (S’lichot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur).

Several selections of these live recordings are now being made public for the first time. The twelve tracks on this CD were personally selected from the original tapes by Cantor Leibele Waldman’s son, Cantor Harvey Waldman. The tapes were digitized at the Judaica Sound Archives by Ben Roth-Aroni.

Cantor Harvey Waldman writes, “The selections chosen will give you a good idea of how my father (z”l) sounded in person. Two orthodox authorities gave permission for these selections to be heard publicly which were the wishes of the Waldman family. Please be aware that the over load of sound, at times, caused some diminution since it was not recorded in a sound studio and that the choir was not one that he worked with on a regular basis.

I wish to thank the following people for their efforts in making this CD available on the FAU Judaica Sound Archives website: Nathan Tinanoff, Benjamin Roth Aroni ( son of Cantor Zvi Aroni z"l ), Mel Feld and Asher Pillar.”

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Sh'ma Koleinu
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2 - Ma Nomar L'fonecho
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3 - Ya'aleh
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4 - Ki Hineh Kachomer
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5 - Kamoh Yisartanu
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6 - Moron Divishmayoh
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7 - Sh'ma Yisroel
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8 - Odom Y'sodo Meofor
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9 - Avinu Malkeinu
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10 - Keil Moley Rachamim
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11 - Eileh Ezk'roh
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