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Our artist in residence, Jacob Spike Kraus, is releasing brand new Chanukah music in December and has partnered with our community to make it possible!

You can listen to and download all the songs right here, as well as on streaming music sites. In addition to the music itself, Jacob & Temple Israel partnered to create four music videos (one for each song) that will be released every Sunday night in December leading up to the festival of lights. Be sure to tune in to Temple’s website or YouTube page every week to see the latest video.

New Music Video!

Watch the premiere of Spike's music video to his original song Al Hanissim on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM! Come back to watch it or follow our YouTube channel to get an email as soon as it goes live! 

Hear and Download All the Tracks!

You can listen to the entire EP here and (except for iPhone) download individual tracks. You can also listen and download using other streaming services soon!


Light Up the Night

New Chanukah Music 
from Jacob Spike Kraus

How to Download

Chrome users on PCs, Macs and Android devices can download the selected track as an MP3 by clicking the menu icon () next to the speaker icon at the top of the audio player.

About the Music

The age-old joke that “all the best Christmas songs were written by Jews” inspired Jacob to take that same musical style Americans hold close when the weather gets cold, and infuse his original melodies and lyrics with Jewish cultural themes: light, perseverance, miracles, and of course latkes and dreidels. This is true American holiday music in the style of Frank Sinatra and Carol King.



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