A Cantor’s Head

Filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou agrees. No one doubts the power of a good homily. But it is sacred song that lifts and inspires. It is sacred song that transports the soul, and carries the beating heart of tradition. Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson – or just “Jackie” – has been in the vanguard and at the epicenter of that evolving tradition since graduating from Hebrew Union College in 1970. As a cantor, a teacher at HUC, the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Academy of Jewish Religion, and a performing artist, his Brooklyn-born chops, dynamism and humor have inculcated and inspired legions of hazzanim – cantors – across the U.S. and world. Jackie’s no longer the cantor at his long-time home of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY. The Why is in the movie. Jackie’s absence on t

86 minutes
Erik Greenberg Anjou

Shown at

  1. 30th Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  2. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  3. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  4. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  5. SFJFF WinterFest - 2020
  6. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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