Posts tagged: Chanukah

Just In Time for Chanukah – Google’s Celebrating too!

By , December 7, 2017 1:49 pm

Animation from Google Search Engine Celebrating Chanukah

Have you recently typed “Chanukah” into Google? No….please go and try now and discover the beautiful animated image Google’s put together to celebrate Chanukah.

Here at the Recorded Sound Archives we celebrate with music, sharing over 50 Chanukah albums for you to enjoy with family and friends. The Songs of Chanukah Collection consists of what is considered traditional, children’s songs that teach about the holiday and a few old favorites with a new twist.

There is a little bit of something for everyone in this collection, so please share it with friends and family. In years prior we’ve highlighted the voice of Gladys Gewirtz and Kenny Ellis.

This year on the Recorded Sound Archives website we are highlighting the voice of Margie Rosenthal and Ilene Safyan, who were brought together by a mutual love of Jewish music in 1979 and are both featured performers on the Recorded Sound Archives website. The music on their album Just In Time for Chanukah is a blend of old and new melodies and words, and we think you’ll enjoy them this holiday season.

Click here to view this collection.

Click here to learn more about Margie Rosenthal and Ilene Safyan and their music.

Please note, due to copyright some of these recordings may only play for 45 second snippet to give the user a taste of what this music sounded like back in the day, if you are interested in full access considering applying for Research Station Access. Access to Research Station is limited to educators, students and serious researchers.

Chanukah Music for the Family

By , December 4, 2015 3:47 pm

Chanukah Music The Recorded Sound Archives loves sharing the gift of music during the holiday season, especially Chanukah music. This year the Recorded Sound Archives has put together a wonderful collection called Songs of Chanukah that will entertain and delight the entire family with over 50 albums to choose from such as the Children’s Village Choir singing Hanukkah is Here to Kenny Ellis with Hanukkah Swings. The songs in this collection express the essence of the holiday with children’s songs that teach about the holiday,  traditional songs and a new twist on old favorites.

Please accept this gift of music for you and your family from the Recorded Sound Archives along with our best wishes for a Happy Chanukah!

Click here to view this collection.

Click here to view past blog posts on Chanukah.

Hanukkah music for grown-ups

By , December 5, 2014 3:13 pm

Kenny ellisEveryone loves the traditional Hanukkah songs we all learned in childhood.  We teach these songs to our children and our grandchildren. L’dor v’dor.

Today we highlight an album that encourages us to experience Hanukkah as an adult. Embracing the mood and sounds of Swing and Jazz era music, Kenny Ellis has created a truly one-of-a-kind album.

The album includes many old favorites and two wonderful medleys that evoke an upbeat Post WW2 vibe. This is Hanukkah music as you have never heard it before.

Hanu-calypso is so funny that it just might  replace Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song as my go-to Hanukkah ditty.

For more information about Kenny Ellis or to purchase this CD, click here.

For more Hanukkah songs,click here.

Thanksgivukkah 2013

By , November 18, 2013 9:07 am

The last time it happened was in 1888. Chanukah and Thanksgiving…..at the same time!

Some might call it “Thanksgivukkah.”   But whatever you call it, you can be sure that it won’t happen again for tens of thousands of years to come.

This year American Jews may be enjoying crispy, hot latkes with their Thanksgiving turkey. Sounds like a delicious combo to me. Yummmm.

Yet, despite this year’s rare opportunity to celebrate a double dose of survival and gratitude, some things will always remain the same. The Story of Chanukah reaches back in time way past the struggling Pilgrims on New England’s rocky coast. It reaches back to 167 BCE when the Syrian king Antiochus desecrated the Temple and outlawed Jewish practices. The five sons of the Jewish priest, Mattithius, were incited to revolt. Chanukah celebrates their victory and the miracle of the light that lasted for eight days during the Temple’s  re-dedication.

This year the Judaica Sound Archives has created a special Chanukah Sing-a-long video featuring one of the songs sung by Gladys Gewirtz from Menorah’s “Chanukah Song Parade” album. Menorah Records which produced phonograph recordings during the 1940s and 1950s was a pioneer in producing recordings for Jewish children.

Chanukah music for everyone

By , December 10, 2012 1:26 pm

 Chanukah celebrations are joyous occasions with lots of holiday gifts, decorations and parties.

The eight-day festival of Chanukah retells a story about hope, the importance of maintaining Jewish traditions, and the symbolic power of light.

Of course, at the Judaica Sound Archives we always celebrate Chanukah with music!

Back by popular demand, the JSA’s wonderful collection of Chanukah songs that will entertain and delight the entire family.

From the Children’s Village Choir singing Hanukkah is Here to Moshe Oysher singing Maoz Tzur with his sister Fraydele and his niece Marilyn Michaels, the songs in this collection express the essence of the holiday. Joyous songs, children’s songs that teach about the holiday, traditional songs, and a new twist on an old favorite have been included.

May your holidays be filled with the music that fills your heart. Best wishes for a Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah music for everyone

By , November 15, 2010 2:43 pm

Chanukah celebrations are joyous occasions, with lots of holiday gifts, decorations and parties.

The eight-day festival of Chanukah retells a story that teaches about hope, the importance of maintaining Jewish traditions, and the symbolic power of light.

Of course, at the Judaica Sound Archives we celebrate Chanukah with music!

This year we have put together a wonderful collection of songs that will entertain and delight the entire family. From the Children’s Village Choir singing Hanukkah is Here to Moshe Oysher singing Maoz Tzur with his sister Fraydele and his niece Marilyn Michaels, the songs in this collection express the essence of the holiday. Joyous songs, children’s songs that teach about the holiday, traditional songs, and a new twist on an old favorite have been included.

Please accept this gift of music for you and your family from the Judaica Sound Archives along with our best wishes for a Happy Chanukah!

This special collection is for your listening pleasure only.

Due to US Copyright laws these songs may not be copied, reproduced or sold.

Click to hear all 18 songs  or listen to your your favorites.

Selections from the following albums were used to create  JSA Chanukah Music Mix 2010. Choose any title to hear the entire album.

(1) Hannukkah SingALong III by Children’s Village Choir
(2) Chanukah Favorites by Judy Caplan Ginsburgh

(3) Happy Chanukah! by Fran Avni

(4) The Chanukah Collection by Safam

(5) The Oysher Heritage by Moshe Oysher, Fraydele Oysher, Marilyn Michaels

(6) Gerer Holiday Songs by Cantor David Werdyger

(7) Isaac Goodfriend Sings Hanukka Songs by Cantor Isaac Goodfriend

(8) Chanukah Songs for Children by Shimon & Ilana Gewirtz

(9) Make a Chanukah Miracle by Cantor Benjamin Maissner

(10) Songs for Hanukkah by Jewish Education Commission of NY

(11) Holidays in the Sephardic Heritage by Chaim Parchi

(12) Just in time for Chanukah by Rosenthal & Safyan

(13) Latkes & Hamentashen by Fran Avni

(14) Celebrate with Cindy by Cindy Paley

(15) The Three Jewish Tenors Live! by Mizrachi, Finkelstein, Propis

(16) Chanukah is Freylekh by Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble

Chanukah music for the whole family

By , December 9, 2009 10:28 am

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You might think that Adam Sandler has the last word when it comes to Chanuka songs.  But you would be wrong! The Judaica Sound Archives has hundreds of Chanukah songs that your whole family can enjoy. This year’s Chanukah Mix highlights 17 songs by some of our favorite JSA performers.

You might also enjoy these holiday albums:

Chanukah Favorites – Judy Caplan Ginsburgh

Chanukah Festival of Songs – Sidor Belarsky

Chanukah is Freylekh! – Lori Cahan Simon

Chanukah Melodies – Honore Singer

Chanukah Songs For Children – Shimon & ilana Gewirtz

Hanukkah Sing-A-Long

Hanukkah Sing-A-Long II

Hanukkah Sing-A-Long III

Hanukkah The Feast of Lights – Emanuel Rosenberg

Happy Channukah! – Fran Avni

Isaac Goodfriend Sings Hanukka Songs – Isaac Goodfriend

Kinder Songs – Holiday Songs for the Entire Family – Deborah Katchko-Gray

Latkes and Hamentashen – Fran Avni

Make a Chanukah Miracle – Cantor Benjamin Maissner

Mother Goose Rhymes for Chanukah – Honore Singer

The Chanukah Collection – Safam

The Chanukah Party – Fred Vogel (Narration), Jesse Silverstein (Songs)

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