Welcome to the music website for Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, the second oldest synagogue on the United States, founded in 1740.
Mikveh Israel, a Sephardic congregation, follows the Spanish-Portuguese minhag in its liturgical and musical traditions.
The purpose of this site is to make the music of the Philadelphia Sephardic tradition available to the public, as well as to congregants who wish to prepare more thoroughly for participation in services.
Go to our Audio Index page to see what is currently available on this site. On an ongoing basis we will be recording melodies used in the services at Mikveh Israel and presenting them here. Choral music from the Mikveh Israel archives is in the process of being sorted and typeset; you will see some of the results of this work here as well.