Cantor Jack Mendelson is an expert of Hazzanut (Cantorial Art Music). His scholarship and mastery of this sacred art form is unparalleled. Cantor Mendelson is an engaging presenter, humorist and raconteur. He is perfect for Scholar-In-Residence programs for your institution.

Sample Programs:

“Shabbat Table Songs (Zemirot): The DNA of Hazzanut”

Cantor Mendelson presents and teaches the original tunes of his grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson of Newark, New Jersey, and shows the hazzanic elements contained in these lovely table songs. Lots of congregational participation!

“The Golden Age of Hazzanut and Its Relevance Today”

An interactive talk featuring anecdotal and personal reflections of the icons of Jewish musical culture. Your group or congregation will be turned into an “instant choir” during the presentation.

“Moishe Oysher—The Man, The Legend”

A reflection on the talent of the first cantorial crossover artist who brilliantly bridged the worlds of Hazzanut, films, and jazz.

“Jewish Liturgical Fusion”

Hazzanut isn’t just for your grandparents anymore! Bringing together the sounds of rock and pop written for the synagogue, Cantor Mendelson uses his “fusion” technique to combine elements of Hazzanut and the modern into a unique musical language that all can relate to.