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A Carlebach Minyan
is a Jewish prayer service that follows the style of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
Shlomo Carlebach , known as Reb Shlomo to his followers, was a Jewish rabbi, religious teacher, composer, and singer who was known as "The Singing Rabbi" during his lifetime...
and uses the melodies he composed for many prayers.
These minyanim are distinctive for their emphasis on singing the liturgy, often using Carlebach's original nigunim. According to Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt
Jonathan Rosenblatt is an American Rabbi.Rabbi Dr. Rosenblatt was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the great-grandson of Yossele Rosenblatt. Rabbi Dr. Rosenblatt earned the BA and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University in Comparative Literature. He has a PhD from Columbia University in the...
, Carlebach "changed the expectations of the prayer experience from decorous and somber to uplifting and ecstatic as he captivated generations with elemental melodies and stories of miraculous human saintliness, modesty and unselfishness. "