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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: She will be missed

    by Rabbi Lisa Edwards, Cantor Juval Porat, Cantorial Soloist Emerita Fran Chalin, and BCC Executive Director Felicia Park-Rogers

    January 25, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    Composer, Jewish liturgist, singer-songwriter, prayer leader extraordinaire, member of the lgbt community—Debbie touched our lives in ways too many to count.

    It was Debbie Friedman who taught the liberal Jewish world to pray for healing and just as there were special prayers offered...

  • In loving memory of our chazzan, Debbie Friedman

    by Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs, Temple Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills

    January 20, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    When the New Reform Congregation [now Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills] was established in 1984, Debbie was our chazzan for 3 years. She responded, and the congregation was thrilled, as truly “the old dreamed new dreams and the youth saw visions.” Our shul was “alive to the...

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  • Debbie Friedman Tribute Services in SoCal

    January 14, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 14 (Shabbat Shirah)

    Los Angeles area

    6:15 p.m.

    Temple Isaiah
    10345 W. Pico Boulevard
    LA CA 90064
     
    The service features Cantor Evan Kent, Cantor Lorna Lembeck, and our resident Jazz Band “Steve Fox and Friends”

    Cantor Evan Kent...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Remembering Debbie Friedman: A collection from community leaders

    January 10, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    [UPDATE] Debbie Friedman’s Funeral - Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, 11 am [LIVE VIDEO] - available here.

    Debbie was more than a singer, songwriter and performer; she was a teacher.



    I first met Debbie at the third Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education at UC Irvine in August,...

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