2019 GALA - HONORING CANTOR JONATHAN GRANT

Thank you to our Community Partners

The Cantor’s Couch, is a journey through Cantor Jack Mendelson‘s real life stories growing up in 1950’s Borough Park, Brooklyn. The son of a loving deli owner and an overbearing mother, he paints a picture of a bygone day in Jewish America when Jews would flock to synagogue to hear the golden voices of cantors as if it were a concert hall. It is a relatable story of a childhood riddled with anxiety and doubt, mixed with joyous memories of music and celebration — all told with the expertise and comic timing of a master storyteller. Cantor Mendelson’s collaborator and accompanist is Cantor Jonathan Comisar, who wrote original music for this production. The Cantor’s Couch delivers a wonderful performance of original and traditional musical numbers, making for a riveting 90 minute musical theater experience.

1960's. Manhattan. Red hot jazz escapes from the cool basement clubs lit by neon lights. Watch at Temple Bat Yahm transforms into the cabaret & supper clubs of New York City as we honor the 25 years of dedication by our beloved Cantor Jonathan Grant throughout February.