Cantor Jacob (Jack) Mendelson sings Hoshana from his great mentor and composer Cantor Moshe Ganchoff at a concert in Jerusalem on July 11 1987, twenty years from the reunion of Jerusalem.
Cantor Jack Mendelson born 1947, growing up in Brooklyn, New York, he witnessed the dwindling days of the Golden Age of Chazonus. Now, as both an international performer and one of the leading cantorial masters of today, he is passing on his Cantorial Art to a new generation of cantors.
For over 27 years he has taught at the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music, and the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Cantor Mendelson has the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from the Jewish Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College.
Cantor Mendelson is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music and the American Opera Center at the Juilliard School. He is the composer of Weekday Mincha and Maariv and Improvisations on Shabbat Shacharit published by the Cantors Assembly, the organization in which he served as president in 2003 and 2004.