Jewish Songs for Children


Here are some great songs for home and classroom.

Mi She-Tov Lo

If you’re happy and you know it

Mi She-Tov Lo

(If you’re happy and you know it)

Mi she-tov lo ve-samach kaf yimcha
Mi she-tov lo ve-samach kaf yimcha

Mi she-tov lo ve-sameach
she-to lo ve-samech
she-tov lo v’sameach kaf yimcha.

Mi she-tov lo ve-sameach
she-yitzchak …. “Ha, Ha, Ha”

Mi she-tov lo ve-sameach
she-yikra …. “Hooray!”

מִי שֶׁטּוֹב לוֹ

מִי שֶׁטּוֹב לוֹ וְשָׁמֵחַ כַּף יִמְחָא
מִי שֶׁטּוֹב לוֹ וְשָׁמֵחַ כַּף יִמְחָא

מִי שֶׁטּוֹב לוֹ וְשָׁמֵחַ שֶׁטּוֹב לוֹ וְשָׂמֵחַ
מִי שֶׁטּוֹב לוֹ וְשָׁמֵחַ כַּף יִמְחָא
… מִי שֶׁטּוֹב לוֹ וְשָׁמֵחַ שֶׁיִּצְחַק

Hear the song sung by Rebbitzen Penny Elbaz


In the Clasroom – Bakitah

by Debbie Friedman

In the classroom – Bakitah,
A boy is – Yeled,
And a girl is – Yaldah.
We call the teacher – Ha-morah (for female teachers, but male teachers are ha-moreh)
We’re learning Hebrew – Ivrit Chadashah (New Hebrew)
Mah? is – What?
Mi? is – Who?
Shalom means “Hi, how do you do?”
Cain is – Yes
Lo is – No
It’s fun to sing the words we know.
Ayfo? means Where is it?
Better take a look.
Iparon is – Pencil.
And a sefer is a book.
Mah? is – What?
Mi? is – Who?
Shalom means “Hi, how do you do?”
Cain is – Yes
Lo is – No
It’s fun to sing the words we know.
Shulchan is a table.
Talmeedeem (students) can speak.
Writing on a Luach (chalkboard)
We use Geer (chalk) don’t let it squeak.
Mah? is – What?
Mi? is – Who?
Shalom means “Hi, how do you do?”
Cain is – Yes
Lo is – No
It’s fun to sing the words we know.

Hear the song sung by Rebbitzen Penny Elbaz


Mishpacha Song

by Daniel Syme

I want you to meet my family.
In Hebrew we call it “Mishpacha”

We all live in a “Bayit”
Me, my Ma and my Pa.

There’s my father, that’s “Abba”
Say “Abba”
My mother, that’s “Eema”
Say “Eema”
And these are the members of my family.

My family, That’s my family.
My family, That’s my family.

Brother – “Ach”
Sister – “Achot”
Grandpa – “Saba”
Grandma – “Savta”

Hear the song sung by Rebbitzen Penny Elbaz