Shlock Rock ft. The Maccabeats


Comments: 4 Comments  |  Category: Announcements, Music, Our Fans

Over the past few years, we’ve had the unique opportunity to meet all sorts of interesting Jewish folks in all sorts of interesting places. And in each new city we’ve visited, we’ve been welcomed by a community that acts almost like an extended family. We can always count on a few fans who are happy to join us for afternoon prayers as our “Minyan Men.”

Growing up, Minyan Man was one of those songs we all knew. At school, in summer camp, we would sing the story of this fictional, fading Jewish community’s final act. Was this a preemptive eulogy for American Judaism? Or perhaps a hopeful reminder that thriving, future generations would sustain the memory of their predecessors? More likely, this song was about the powerful unity of the Jewish people: how complete strangers can come together and pray in even the most unlikely of places. 

For us, the opportunity to record this song with it’s originator, Lenny Solomon of Shlock Rock, is more than just another item on the list of serendipitous and almost-surreal experiences that we’ve come across these past few years. Lenny is the godfather of Jewish Parody, the inventor of the genre that got us off the ground. Though Minyan Man is not itself a parody but a one-of-a-kind original, we owe a lot of what we’ve achieved to Lenny’s trailblazing work.

Have a great Lag BaOmer, and don’t forget to share our new video with your friends!

Minyan Man is featured on Shlock Rock’s latest album, Shlockapella.




  1. Comment by Deysi Colin Flores on June 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    cuando escuchamos a maccabeats mis hijos y yo, nos dimos cuenta de que, esto si es musica para nuestros oidos, y si algun dia nos vicitan en Mexico, claro estaremos dispuestos a verlos y escuchar su hermosa y divertida musica. :)

  2. Comment by Rivka on July 15, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Do you guys always write your own lyrics, or do you sometimes get parodies (for lack of a better word, as they don’t make fun of the original song per se; just different lyrics) from outside sources?

  3. Comment by the downes on March 28, 2017 at 1:35 am

    AWESOME!!! Great!!! Thanks!!!

  4. Comment by Barbara NOskie on September 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Ever since I heard this song it gave me a melancholy memory of my dad when he was in a nursing home and was asked to come to afternoon service to complete a minyan. He would even when he was feeling too tired and I would go with him even though I couldn’t count in the minyan being a woman. I hope that the Maccabeats would include this song in their program and come back here in Rochester New York. I wouldn’t have to be in January like the last time which presented weather challenges, but hopefully next year. Thank you for this opportunity to comment,
    Barbara Noskie Rochester New York……………………………………Irondequoit

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