To honour the Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, TJFF is proud to offer a special online screening of A Cantor’s Head (Toronto premiere).
The film will be available to view Tuesday, September 22 – Thursday, September 24
In this standalone sequel to A Cantor’s Tale, which wowed TJFF audiences in 2005, filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou follows up with Cantor Jacob ‘Jack’ Mendelson. Dubbed the “Michael Jordan of Hazzanut”, Cantor Mendelson is suddenly let go by the Temple where he has served for 28 years. As he prepares for his final Yom Kippur services, he ponders the decline of traditional Jewish sacred music amidst growing preferences for younger cantors with more modern and engaging liturgical styles. Interviews with Mendelson and his proteges explore the magic of this centuries-old art form and what its loss represents.
featuring Filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou and Cantor Jacob Mendelson, moderated by TJFF Past-Chair/Darchei Noam Cantorial Soloist Phyllis Angel Greenberg
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Tickets: $15 – click here.
All tickets include a $3 donation to Mazon Canada and The Stop Community Food Centre