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AJFF: A Cantor's Head

February 16, 2020    1:55pm

One of the world’s leading cantorial masters departs the bema, prompting questions about the fading tradition of Jewish sacred music. With an outsized Brooklyn persona and phenomenal voice, Cantor Jack Mendelson utterly leaps off the screen. But after 29 years, his synagogue prefers a younger cantor. With emotion, Mendelson and other experts explain a centuries-long art form, and what its loss represents.

Genre 

Documentary

Running Time 

87 minutes

Series: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Venue: Byers Theatre

Cost: $14-$16