One never knows why a Jew comes to the synagogue -- what s/he may be searching for, what may ultimately touch a person's soul. As a hazzan, I am privileged to help others explore their Judaism, and discover the depth and beauty of our tradition.
Whether leading services, teaching, pastoral work - or any of the varied ways a hazzan interacts with the community - I strive to help others explore and deepen their relationship to Judaism, the Jewish people, and to G-d.
My services combine contemporary and traditional participatory melodies around a framework grounded in nusach, the traditional liturgical chant of our musical heritage.
Finally, I try to model my calling as a hazzan – and my daily life -- on the rabbinic dictum we recite each morning in our daily prayers:
L’olam y’hei adam –
First and foremost, be a mensch…
Cantor Daniel Gale