2. Sephardic Hazzanut Project
This is a project by Faraj Samra to preserve and present Sephardic chazanut (the title probably gave that away, didn't it?). It's actively growing and receiving regular updates, so this information may soon be out of date. It contains Torah, haftarah, and Tehilim readings, and a very large chunk of the siddur (including melodies sometimes).
A site to teach the Shabbat services. There are multiple versions of many things, interesting melodies, and it's rather thorough.
Note: includes complete Saturday night maariv
4. Ohr Kodesh Congregation
Complete weekday, Shabbat, and some other stuff.
Note: part of the weekday maariv recording
6. London Sephardi Music
A whole bunch of Sephardic recordings. If it's similar to the Liturgical Music of Shaar Hashamayim website, it's because it's made by the same person! The content is different, though, and there's a lot more detail in some of the pages, including texts of prayers and piyutim. [Jewish Table Singing](https://sites.google.com/site/jewishtablesinging/) is a sister site and features many of the same recordings.
Note: includes Baruch Haba in its own page, and L'El Baruch under Shabbat, plus a whole bunch of stuff under Other Occasions
7. Beit Hashofar
A messianic congregation's collection of recorded liturgy. It's a pretty good collection! It actually includes Al Hanisim for Purim in the Birkat Hamazon, as well as stuff for Shabbat, weddings, Pesach, and much more.
Note: Hamavdil has more verses! Also has other piyutim under N2
8. Cantor Stephanie Shore
Lots of normal Shabbat morning stuff, including some melodies omitted by the previous two, but the interface is a bit awkward.
9. The Bayit -- Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (Bronx, NY)
An Orthodox synagogue with a few, sadly, quite outdated recordings of (complete) S'lichot, Hoshana Rabah, and Chanukah; there's even a musical havdalah with Neshama Carlebach. The plugins no longer work in modern browsers, but the .wma files are still there and can be downloaded.
10. Shomrei Torah (Wayne, NJ)
A Conservative synagogue with recordings for b'nei mitzvah, including the Shabbat Torah service and Havdalah, as well as Ps. 24 from Shabbat minchah. Some of these are under B'nai Mitzvah Blanning->More Prayer Recordings. There's Torah trope too.
11. Het Levisson Instituut
This is a big collection of very musical Dutch Jewish nusach, including sheet music in many cases. It covers many services, including weekday, Shabbat, chag, and High Holidays, with multiple versions at times. This is a very extensive resource. The nusach is in large part compatible with the common Eastern European nusach, and a large number of lectures are provided on the subject as well. The sheet music uses Dutch transliteration, however, so it will look funny to English speakers!
Note: under Benshen
12. Shir Halev
Great site with lots of Chasidic recordings of melodies! Has a section for Sephardic and Chasidic melodies, too. Click on the download links to listen in your browser if the player doesn't work.
Note: includes all verses of Eliyahu Hanavi
13. Hazzan Rob Menes
A cantor's website with a nice full section of recordings. Most of them are under Ritual Resources, especially under Services, but a few are under Music instead, including motif samples from High Holidays and scanned wedding music. Under Ritual Resources -> Torah -> Special, you can also find the Megilot, including Kohelet.
Note: under Ritual Resources -> Blessings; has a melody for Hineh El Y'shuati, and both Debbie Friedman and nusach versions of Havdalah
14. Shearith Israel
The first congregation in America! It's in the Spanish and Portuguese tradition, and it contains a wealth of recordings, including a complete Shabbat morning service, complete weekday services, complete parshiyot, and much more.
15. Siddur Audio
Also a great site with quite a bit, from the Conservative tradition. It has most of the Haggadah, as well as melodies for a lot of things on Shabbat and weekdays (all in streaming format). My second stop.
16. K'hal Adas Jeshurun
Very extensive and very specific recordings of a lot of things, in Netherlands and Ashkenazi traditions. Really, really cool.
Note: parts of the Saturday night Maariv
17. Zemirot Database
A big collection of songs, focusing on zemirot and piyutim, with words, translation, and often multiple recordings (though some have none). It's not organized by occasion, so I could be off in my categorizations, but this should be a primary resource for zemirot. There are some Indian (Bene Israel) tunes, but they're all cut off after exactly one minute. Be careful, too, because a few of the recordings are sung without particular attention to pitch!
Note: includes an Indian tune for Agil V'esmach, Amar Adonai L'Yaakov, Eliyahu Hanavi, Hamavdil (with more verses than just the first), Havdalah,
18. Congregation Toras Chaim (Dallas)
An Orthodox congregation, with plenty of great nusach recordings and audio classes. Other recordings are in the pages under Resources, including some beautifully harmonized recordings for Shabbat.
19. Rabbi Robert Scheinberg's page
It's a blog, but the music links on top have a pretty nice variety of nusach and melodies. Very much in progress at the moment. The high holiday recordings are in very large files, though, so it's a bit hard to find what you want in them, but they're very good.
20. Temple Israel of Natick
Quite a few songs and prayer melodies, including bedtime melodies and Shabbat. It looks to be in the process of reconstruction, so not all of the links have been implemented yet.
21. Congregation Beth David Religious School
In Box format, though the mp3's can be downloaded. The Shabbat morning recordings have quite a few songs rather than nusach. There are also some songs that have English as well.
22. Congregation Beth El -- Bethesda
Some complete recordings of services in SoundCloud format. Includes Kabbalat Shabbat, maariv, the Torah Service, some of Musaf, mincha (sans repetition), Havdalah, Birkat Hamazon, etc.
23. Jewish Community of Japan
The Jewish Community of Japan caters mostly to American expats -- the website and recordings are all in English, and the rabbi is American -- but it's there and they have a website! Most of the links here are YouTube, but if you go to Services -> Sing With Us and choose the submenu options, you'll find a complete Shabbat maariv (no Kabbalat Shabbat), a few from Shabbat morning, and even some Shabbat mincha.
24. Temple Beth Haverim (Agoura Hills, CA)
A Conservative synagogue that sadly no longer exists, but there are still some audio files up, with much of Shabbat (excluding Pesukei D'zimrah).
NOTE: Sorry. The site is no longer there. Gone. But the Wayback Machine has stored it, along with the files on it, here!
25. Netivot Shalom
The Shabbat morning service (using the shortened Pesukei D'zimra). Has Torah trope as well. There's also an alternate melody for the Kaddish Shalem at the end of musaf (which is shortened; Shacharit is full-length), which is cool.
26. Congregation Beth Judea
A few recordings of blessings -- with sheet music! It's not a big collection, but I hadn't heard their El Adon melody before. (By the way, the sheet music links are broken, but they're only missing the colon after the 'http' so you can still access the link.)
Note: includes two recordings of Havdalah; I think they contain exactly the same recording except that the first cuts off before the end
In Italian. Huge archive of Italian recordings, including Italian laining, Italian nusach, and classes. There's a lot more there than I've been able to properly categorize, especially without an Italian siddur, so the notes below are (and will probably always be) incomplete.
Note: includes two recordings of Havdalah, the second of which has the full prelude
28. Invitation to Piyut
In Hebrew (the English version has the same stuff, but not everything has been translated). Absolutely wonderful collection of piyutim (and regular blessings and psalms too, if you look hard enough) from all over the world. It's extensive and constantly updated.
30. Shituf Piyut
In Hebrew. It's a site where users can upload their own recordings of piyutim and make their own piyut-centered pages. There's a ton of stuff on here, in various traditions (emphasis on Moroccan and Yemenite, but there's Ashkenazi as well), with a LOT of non-piyut recordings as well; it's affiliated with Invitation to Piyut, so you know it's good. However, unlike its relative, browsing for anything is an absolute nightmare, since within each occasion, they're ordered by *date*. However, there's much more than just piyutim -- there's laining and tefilah as well, but you have to dig. There's a Google-powered search engine too, which helps.
Shiurim and music of Breslov chasidim. In Hebrew. Like other Chasidish sites, it also contains quite a few instrumental tracks, and the audio quality varies for older recordings. Loading times can be very slow! The Breslov chasidim use the Chasidish Nusach Sefard.
Note: includes a very large number of zemirot (שירי ברסלב - ניגוני חסידי ברסלב - שבת)
32. National Library of Israel -- Music
In Hebrew -- there's an English page but it has a lot less stuff, so don't use it! Some selections from the library, some of them very nice! They reside at "Compilations", and they span a variety of Jewish musical traditions. Unfortunately, not all of them work at the moment.
Note: includes a whole bunch of piyutim
33. Kol Emeth
A bunch of recordings of Shabbat and weekday services. Some are quite musical.
Note: includes both chanted and Debbie Friedman Havdalah
34. Rebbi Hai Taieb Lo Met (Paris)
In French. A Tunisian synagogue in Paris, with quite a few recordings! I'm not sure why, but under Hazanoute, there are several recordings of the Kaddish and even more of the Kedushah, and they include Shabbat evening and morning. There are also a number of miscellaneous recordings, including piyutim, Sheva Brachot, havdalah, Shabbat morning, Brit Milah tunes, etc. Under Haguimes (Fêtes), aside from Torah and haftarah readings, there's Esther, the Haggadah in several recordings (including in Judeo-Arabic), Ruth, Eichah, and Slichot. Under Autres passages, there's Shir Hashirim, more Haggadah recordings, and a few other things like haftarah blessings and the Shema.
35. Ahaba Ve Ahva
An Egyptian synagogue in New York. There are many recordings and videos here. Many. There are several years' worth of Seder Tawhid, an Egyptian Jewish celebration on Rosh Chodesh Nisan. Three years of Slichot plus selections from a fourth. Several High Holiday tunes. Several kinot. Havdalah in a whole bunch of different maqamat. Torah and haftarah trope according to the Egyptian minhag. All of Esther. Under R' Yosef Hamaoui Media there are even more recordings, including all of Psalms and a wedding service.
36. Hazzan Jesse Holzer
A cantor's website with some recordings, including some beautiful lullabies. There are links to YouTube videos under Shabbat in the Round and some recordings under Shaharit Live, but go under Skills and there are tons of files! Many songs as well as simple nusach.
37. Beth El Temple (West Hartford, CT)
A Conservative synagogue with mp3's for a lot of stuff for Shabbat (and weekday maariv too). It's downloadable, which is nice, and it's a great resource.
38. Nusach Hatefillah (David Fensterheim)
In somewhat mixed Hebrew and English. Contains very nice recordings of weekday and Shabbat nusach, though you have to download them; you can't listen in the browser. A run-down of which nusach to use in each part of the weekday services is also available, with short samples, under נוסח התפילה.
General blessings, each in its own page, so it's not easily categorized. Not all blessings have sung recordings attached, but many do, often covering more than the written text. Other pages with recordings (not hosted locally) are here, with posts marked "music".
Note: includes the blessings (with half the introductory verses), Hamavdil, and Eliyahu Hanavi; many melodies (in excerpt form) of Havdalah at one of the music posts
40. Congregation Etz Chayim (Palo Alto, CA)
A Reform and Conservative synagogue with an extensive audio section. Includes nearly all of the Shabbat morning service excluding musaf, including the Etz Chayim Hi for Hagbahah, sung after the Torah is raised. There's a Hallel and havdalah as well. The Friday Evening section is not as extensive, but most of the tracks are from a CD with beautiful guitar and violin accompaniment. The High Holiday section has some stuff too, including a kiddush for Rosh Hashanah.
41. Jacksonville Jewish Center (Jacksonville, FL)
A synagogue's site with a whole bunch of files. Unfortunately, they're .wma's, so it takes some hacking to get them to play on my Mac! Highlights include a great Kabbalat Shabbat service, a fairly complete Shabbat morning service from Shochen Ad, weekday afternoon (weekday evening is broken), and trope for many things.
42. Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (Philadelphia, PA)
A Conservative synagogue with audio for several blessings, including Birkat Hamazon, kiddush for Shabbat evening and morning, chag, and High Holidays, havdalah, aliyah blessings, and Chanukah candlelighting.
Note: includes Miriam Han'viah
43. Temoni Original
In Hebrew. A website about Yemenite traditions. There are videos about how to read Torah and haftarah in the Yemenite way, for example, but the bulk of the recordings are here, organized by date. There you'll find, among other things, a Yemenite Birkat Hamazon.
44. Camp Ramah Jukebox
Recordings, mostly a cappella, from Camp Ramah in California. These are really cool. There are Shabbat songs, general songs, havdalah, etc. There are 6 CDs in total that you can listen to right on the site.
A personal blog with YouTube videos of divrei Torah, haftarot, and some singing, which as of this writing includes the Ashkenazic Shir Hamaalot (Ps. 126) and Eshet Chayil, Moroccan havdalah and Shir Hashirim.
46. Virtual Cantor
Great site with mp3's of nearly everything. This should always be the first stop. His nusach can be unique, at times, and he has great melodies that are hard to find elsewhere.
Note: Havdalah under Shabbat Mincha
A huge and fairly comprehensive collection of German-tradition nusach recordings by a Marcel Lang. There's nusach for everything, and sometimes even several different versions. This site is superlatively good for Friday night recordings and has several unique tracks like the Purim Kiddush!
Note: includes a bunch of zemirot and multiple melodies; there are additional melodies under Yekkish Semirot
49. Beth El (Sudbury, MA)
A Reform synagogue with trope lessons, prayers, and some songs, including Haggadah stuff. Much of it is more song than nusach with simple songs that may even involve clapping and English.
Note: short Havdalah with some songs in the same track
50. Yeshiva Kesser Torah
A collection of videos of the instructor chanting a lot of nusach (using nusach Sfard), including Shabbat, High Holidays, and even Simchat Torah. There are many interesting tunes throughout the videos! The Nigunim section contains only samples of tracks, though.
51. Horovitz Tunes
A site dedicated to the memory of Ronny Horvitz and his melodies from Frankfurt. Contains taamim for Torah and haftarah, some Esther,
Note: under chag kiddush, includes havdalah for Shabbat into festival
52. Music of Modzitz
A lot of nice Chasidic niggunim, many very march-like, but it's in Real Audio format, which makes it exceedingly awkward to listen to. Many of the files don't work, either.
Note: interesteing Motz'ei Shabbat stuff, but some of it doesn't work
53. Bnai Shalom of Olney
A Conservative synagogue. There are a few things from various Shabbat services, as well as Havdalah and weekday maariv.
55. Beth Ami
Shabbat recordings, including Mincha and that less-used melody for the tune when the Torah is paraded around on Saturday morning before reading.
56. Orah Saddiqim (Albany, NY)
A Karaite congregation with quite a few audio files of prayers and songs from the Egyptian Karaite tradition, including Shabbat, havdalah, kiddush, slichot, Esther, etc.
57. Temple Israel (Duluth, MN)
A Reform/Reconstructionist synagogue (it's affiliated with both) with a long list of audio files, mostly for Shabbat but also a bit for High Holidays. They're in .wma format, though.
58. SimpleToRemember -- Shabbat Zmirot
A collection of zemirot and other recordings for Shabbat at home. I think everything on it is from Aish.com, but there may be exceptions. Make sure to click "download" instead of the song title.
59. Shabbos Project Toolkit
Texts and recordings of pretty much everything one might need for one's own Shabbat celebration, including kiddush, zemirot, etc. Recipes too!
Note: includes a cool melody for Hineh El Y'shuati in the first track, then the Debbie Friedman Havdalah; the second track is all spoken
61. Kehillat Israel (Lansing)
A reconstructionist shul with some prayer resources for Shabbat. The linked page only has the Debbie Friedman Havdalah, the actual Debbie Friedman original, but clicking on "Lead Services KI Style" leads to another page with Shabbat morning recordings. There, there are two versions of selections from each service, Sim Shalom and Kol Haneshamah, to reflect differences between the two siddurim.
There is a lot here! There are melodies and accompanied recordings for many things, and not so much nusach. If you aren't familiar with Chabad, you'll find exciting combinations here, like using the Hoshia et Amecha tune for the R'tzeh paragraph in the Birkat Hamazon. A fantastic resource.
In French. They sell CD's, but they also have videos and recordings, neatly categorized, including recordings and videos mostly from the Syrian and Tunisian traditions, often with the text as well. Recordings and videos range from traditional to accompanied and produced.
64. Mishkan Tefila
A shul's website with a fairly inclusive collection, including Shabbat, nearly the entire weekday services, trope for everything, many, many Torah readings, and more.
Note: includes Eliyahu Hanavi and the main blessings only
65. West End Synagogue
The page for a Reconstructionist shul; it has a few rather nice recordings with pretty melodies! Check out her recording of Mah Ashiv, for instance.
66. Temple Emanu-El (San Jose, CA)
A Reform synagogue. Go to "Worship" at the top and go to "Songs & Prayers". There are a few songs and prayers (as the title indicates), read (with no melody) and sung (with instrumental accompaniment), in streaming Quicktime format. Mostly Reform Shabbat stuff. There's also a separate Pesach section with recordings.
NOTE: The old site, with the recordings, is still here.
68. Darkei Avoteinu Min Hamaarev
In Hebrew. A site with Moroccan videos and such. Most are on YouTube, but it's fairly extensive. There are bakashot, Shabbat piyutim, etc.
69. Nigunei Modzitz
In Hebrew. The English language Modzitz site may be old and have RealAudio files, but the Israeli site has all the music! The site's English section is apparently under construction, but the Hebrew section is easily navigable (especially with Google Translate). There are melodies for various zemirot and blessings, as well as many, many niggunim. Some recordings are instrumental only, some are sung with accompaniment, some are just sung.
70. Hazzan Daniel Halfon
A wealth of Spanish and Portuguese melodies (and some chazanut), including parts of Hallel, S'lichot, festival liturgy, Shabbat, and a whole bunch of stuff, along with a bit of info on each melody.
71. Agudas Achim
All of Shabbat including the Motzaei thereof. Worth a listen! Shacharit, the Torah Service, and Musaf are all in the same section, but they're shuffled for some reason; look at the page numbers to get a sense of order. There are recordings of the High Holiday Torah readings here.
Note: the Havdalah file is actually missing...
15 albums' worth of Regesh music, featuring melodies by Rav Shmuel Brazil, which includes plenty of liturgical tunes and z'mirot and such. Very Flash-based. There's also another section with R. Brazil's niggunim under More Extras.
73. Jewish Audio
A bunch of Chasidic niggunim as well as various classes on various subjects. The recordings are in Real Audio format, and at least for me, my browser says the plugin did not load but the files open in my external Real Audio program.
74. Beth Israel (Andover, MA)
A Conservative synagogue; there are recordings for various blessings as well as haggadah tunes and a full weekady maariv.
76. Invitation to Piyut North America
A few piyutim from various traditions, with a focus on the Near and Middle East.
Note: includes Amar Adonai l'Yaakov (Al Tira Avdi Yaakov) from Motz'ei Shabbat
77. Or Shalom (Montreal, ON)
A Sephardic synagogue with two streaming players on the page with Moroccan nusach and music, one of which has a CD that can be downloaded. The one that can't be downloaded has several recordings of each part of the Friday night service, several parts of the Saturday morning service. However, you have to scroll through them to see them. The second player has music from a concert (the CDs can be downloaded, but there's no track information on them), which mostly includes piyutim (a couple from Havdalah) and features instrumental music as well.
78. Torah For Me/123Torah (from Mechon Meir)
A surprisingly large collection of audio classes, including model complete seders, songs (including actually teaching the songs) and blessings, stuff like that. It's basically an open directory structure, and it's just filled with stuff. It even has correct laining for Job, Proverbs, and Psalms! I should mention that there's much more in here than I can categorize myself, so if I missed anything, let me know! There are many recordings under Songs that I don't immediately recognize, so if you're looking for something in particular, it could be here. There are also many videos of classes which include songs and nusach at the main site.
Note: includes Psalm 128 under Songs
Various Chasidic recordings and niggunim. Has an extensive section on Ana B'choach and three versions of Shoshanat Yaakov.
80. Jewish Theological Seminary -- Music Collections
A few digitized music collections from the JTS library. It includes field recordings of laining (examples from most books of the Tanach, at least) from 1936-8 Israel, which are naturally very scratchy and whose titles are in Hebrew, some music from Cochin, India, and Jewish art music manuscripts. The interface, I should warn, is horrendous, as sadly befits a library website.
Note: includes something I couldn't identify: אח טבה דלית סבור:סוף תפלה הערך במוצאי שבת
81. Bnai Jeshurun
A few CD's of music for Shabbat, Purim, Pesach, High Holidays, and more.
82. Liturgie Hebraïque Du Rite Sefardi Dit Portugais
In French. It has recordings of the Portuguese rite, some with choir, at Manuel d'étude. It's got quite a bit, including taamim for prose and poetry, Eicha, Geshem, L'chah Dodi, etc. There's more in the Ceremonie de la Bar Mitzwa. The first track even has a pronunciation guide for the French rite (nasal ע, for instance).
83. Temple Beth Elohim (Wellesley, MA)
A Reform synagogue with some very beautifully done recordings, with instrumental accompaniment. Their primary set of recordings (Congregational Music) is a bit ambiguous as to service, with chanted Avot v'Imahot and G'vurot, but then it continues with a chanted Atah Kadosh, apparently a substitute for the silent Amidah. There are some beautiful tunes there, though with a Reform flavor certainly. The B'nei Mitzvah Prayers is a set of recordings for b'nei mitzvah; it must be downloaded as a zip, but it's got a bunch of stuff (without accompaniment).
Note: Eliyahu Hanavi under children's songs
85. L'chu N'ran'nah
The website for a bentscher, which has recordings for a bunch of the zemirot therein as well as Birkat Hamazon itself.
86. Congregation Or Zarua
A few spirited recordings of Shabbat melodies, using quite a bit of Carlebach. Includes an interesting melody for Eliyahu Hanavi.
87. Chazan Gedalya Alexander
A cantor-performer's website, with some recordings from performances.
Note: includes a cantorial melody for Hamavdil
89. Behrman House
A Jewish publisher with online resources, including sheet music for halom Aleichem and Eliyahu Hanavi.