Nachalah – Where Tradition Lives

Cantor Jacob “Jackie” Mendelson invites you to Nachalah, an egalitarian minyan celebrating hazzanut (cantorial music) in a modern musical setting.

Nachalah is dedicated to the concept of hiddur mitzvah, the beautification of the commandment to pray. Cantor Mendelson respects and embraces new musical forms in our worship experience, but not at the expense of our sacred traditions. He hopes this minyan will begin to balance the scales between tradition and change. Musical instruments will be used, fusing ancient and modern tefillah (prayer), by using nusach (musical modality of the prayers) and hazzanut. Special guests will include renowned members of the cantorial, klezmer and jazz communities.

  • Friday December 20, 2019
  • Friday January 31, 2020
  • Friday March 6, 2020
  • Friday May 1, 2020
  • Friday June 5, 2020

All services take place at:
SJS, The Society For Jewish Science Center for Applied Judaism
109 East 39th St. NY, NY
At 6:30 pm