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“Listening to Chagigah is a Sunday morning tradition for everyone in our family!” -WERS Member

Sunday Mornings 8 AM to 11 AM

Chagigah is one of the only radio programs in America that showcases the music of Jewish Singers and Songwriters from the USA, Israel, and around the world.

Chagigah features the music of American Jewish Pop, Hebrew Favorites, Klezmer, Yiddish, Ladino and Secular Music, as requested by our large and diverse listening audience.

Meet Your Chagigah Host, Hal Slifer:


Hal worked in radio upon his graduation from Boston University. After spending a few years at WGIR-FM in Manchester, Hal traded in his radio mic for a video camera and started a successful video company specializing in family documentaries.

Five years ago, Hal came back to his first love, radio, when he created a new style of the programming of Chagigah. On Chagigah, Hal enjoys playing the best in contemporary Jewish music, schmoozing with his guests, and laughing along with his audience, with the best of Jewish humor.

When Hal is not hosting Chagigah, he is affectionately known as “Jersey Hal” when hosting other music programs on WERS.


Featured Hosts on Chagigah:

  • Dr. Alan Kaplan – “Jewish Family Issues”
  • Rabbi David Meyer – “Our Jewish Heritage and The Hits”
  • Rabbi Josh Breindel – “Rabbi Reflections”
  • Mike Slifer – “Chagigah Connections”
  • Michele Tamaren – “The Message in the Music”

Also Featured on Chagigah:

Synagogue Schmooze:

Chagigah Radio is reaching out to Synagogues to promote what is going on in their Temples and Shuls during this troubling pandemic. We are offering Synagogues the opportunity to discuss plans for Hebrew School, Zoom classes, and any other information they would like to share with our Chagigah Radio audience.

To have your Synagogue be part of Chagigah Radio, email or fill out the form on this page below to receive information for you to have your Synagogue be promoted on WERS during Chagigah.

Some of the Music on Chagigah:

  • Omer Adam 
  • Shlomo Artzi
  • The Barry Sisters
  • Theodore Bikel    
  • David Broza
  • Leonard Cohen   
  • Bob Dylan  
  • Arik Einstein
  • Benny Friedman
  • Debbie Friedman
  • Dudu Fisher   
  • Eyal Golan 
  • Kaveret
  • Klezmatics
  • Yasmin Levy  
  • Maccabeats     
  • Netta
  • Idan Raichel
  • Yehudit Ravitz
  • Rita
  • Static and Ben El
  • Barbra Streisand

Send a Message to Hal!