“Setting Up a Tent and Inviting People In” - Cantor Mike Weis talks music, a return to Judaism, and an interfaith music festival

August 24, 2015

ICNY is pleased to lauch a new podcast series called “NYC Faith Leaders,” featuring interviews with diverse faith leaders throughout the city.  In the first installment, Mike Weis talks about how he was called to his role as Cantor at the Brotherhood Synagogue in Manhattan, the role of music in expressing faith and in bringing people together, and his plans to establish an interfaith music festival.  We also offer some supplemental audio of Mike singing “Avinu Malkeinu,” and discussing the function of “tropes” in the ritual chanting of Hebrew scripture during synagogue services.

We hope you will subscribe to this series, and download the podcasts to listen while driving, jogging, or washing the dishes.  It”s a great way to learn about the faiths of our New York City neighbors.