Judaica Sound Archives @ FAU Libraries
777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431
Contact: Maxine Schackman, Assistant Director 561 297-0080
The Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University Library’s main mission is to collect, preserve, and digitize Judaica sound recordings; to create educational programs highlighting the contents of this rich cultural legacy; and to encourage the use of this unique scholarly resource by students, scholars, and the general public.
For a mitzvah project which combines music, finding hidden treasure, and rescuing a Jewish cultural heritage, the Judaica Sound Archives is the perfect choice. They prevent music from being lost forever by converting phonograph recordings to a digital format. The recordings were produced between 1901 and the present and include not only Hebrew, Yiddish, and English songs relating to the Jewish experience but also other works by prominent Jewish artists.
This mitzvah project can involve fund-raising for this historic effort and/or collecting actual recordings to send to the archives. Do Bubbe and Zayde have some old Yiddish recordings gathering dust in the attic? The JSA wants them! The website even provides pre-printed mailing labels and instructions to make sending the records easy for you. Its the perfect project that spans the generations and provides a unique learning experience. Perfect for any music lover!