Thursday, May 7, 2015,
East Midwood Jewish Center
The Ashkenazi musical tradition that is used in the synagogue today began to take shape as early as the 9th century CE. Some of the melodies that have been passed down to us are likely older than that. In this class, we will look at the development of nusach ashkenaz (Ashkenazic musical tradition) and how it evolved into nusach america in North America. We will unpack the modes, motifs, and melodies of the synagogue service and see how each individual unit of t’fillah.