Dear friends and music lovers, we need your help! Our Foundation relies on subsidies, sponsorships and donations to organize our concerts. So please support us. Even a €10 donation can make a big difference. On behalf of the Board, thank you very much.



On Sunday 25 December the 8th Annual Chanukah Concert took place in the Main Hall of the Royal Concertgebouw with Cantor Israel Nachman and the Jewish Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble.

The upcoming 75th Anniversary of the State of Israel played a central role at this concert.

Grammy Award winners: Igor Gruppman, Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Vesna Stefanovich-Gruppman, both violin, surprised us with a beautiful solo performance.

Last summer the Jewish Music Concerts Foundation raised money for a stipend, which Ukranian born Igor Gruppman handed over to 17 year old Aleksandr Zavialov, who fled Kharkiv and is now studying piano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.


Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 8:15pm

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2nd Summer Night of Jewish Music 2023

LJG – The Hague
(former Portugese Synagoge)

Jewish Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble

Monday, 11 DECEMBER 2023, 8:15pm

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Chanukah Concert 2023

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ

Jewish Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble
Chief Cantor Chaim Stern

Saturday, 28 DECEMBER 2024, 8:15pm

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Chanukah Concert 2024
10th Anniversary

The Royal Concertgebouw – Main Hall

Jewish Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble


The Jewish Music Concerts Foundation (JMC) stimulates professional Jewish musicians contributing to local Jewish culture and life. Our main partner is the Jewish Amsterdam Chamber Ensemble (JACE). We strive to continue a pre-war tradition of promoting Jewish entertainment well into the 21st century. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization.

JMC has an unsalaried Board of professionals. The daily management is done by Barry Mehler, who has been dedicating more than thirty years to promote Jewish music in Europe. He is the founder of the Yearly Concertgebouw Chanukah Concert. Barry is passionate about Jewish music.

Statutory name

Stichting Jewish Music Concerts

Statutory seat


Board (unsalaried)

  • Nachshon Rodrigues Pereira, Chairman
  • Yonathan van den Brink, Secretary Treasurer


  • Barry Mehler


    Postal address

    Blasiusstraat 50-hs, 1091 CT Amsterdam



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