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1,500 raise voices in song to remember Debbie Friedman

By Rachel Heller

February 15, 2011 | 6:16 pm

Singer-songwriter Julie Silver leads an ensemble performance of Debbie Friedman’s “Mourning Into Dancing” at a memorial concert honoring the composer’s legacy Feb. 13 at Valley Beth Shalom. Photo by Rachel Heller.

As the piano struck the first notes of Debbie Friedman’s “Elohai N’Shama,” Cantor Linda Kates paused before the approximately 1,500 people gathered in the sanctuary at Valley Beth... read full article

  • LIVE BROADCAST: Debbie Friedman Tribute at Valley Beth Shalom [SUNDAY, FEB. 13]

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 11, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    [UPDATE: This is a recording of a live broadcast from Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011]

    JewishJournal.com will livecast Valley Beth Shalom’s Debbie Friedman Tribute, “Lechi Lach,” on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7:30pm.  Tune in to this page to watch performances by Craig Taubman, Sam Glaser, Julie...

  • Debbie Friedman honored by peers

    By Rachel Heller

    February 8, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    The music of Debbie Friedman energized generations of Jews across denomination lines. This weekend, a memorial concert to be held in the late singer-songwriter’s honor will attempt to do the same through a celebration of Friedman’s popular tunes.

    Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) will...

  • Reform cantorial school named after Debbie Friedman


    January 28, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    The Reform movement’s cantorial school has been named after the late Debbie Friedman.

    Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, made the announcement Jan. 27 in New York at a memorial tribute to Friedman, who died Jan. 9 at 59.


  • Debbie Friedman: Memorial donations

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 14, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    To all of Debbie’s beloved fans who have inquired about making donations in her memory:

    A number of years ago, Debbie established the Renewal of Spirit Foundation with the goal of manifesting her life’s work and all that she stood for. Now, donations to the Renewal of Spirit...

  • Debbie Friedman remembered at funeral in words and song


    January 12, 2011 | 9:51 am

    Singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman was eulogized at her funeral by friends, rabbis and fellow musicians in words and through her songs.

    Her acoustic guitar lay on top of her casket during Tuesday’s funeral service at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana, Calif., the Orange County Register...

  • And She Shall Be a Blessing

    January 11, 2011 | 9:33 pm

    “I am a Jew because in spite of all the hatred and violence in this world, I believe we must hope and live together as if the world were sheltered beneath the wings of the Shekhinah,” Debbie Friedman wrote as part of her response to the final words of journalist Daniel Pearl in...

  • Goodbye Debbie

    By Steve Greenberg

    January 11, 2011 | 6:18 pm


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