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  • Remembering Debbie Friedman: Aviva Rosenbloom

    January 10, 2011 | 11:26 am

    I’ve always considered Debbie to be a genius – even when colleagues were putting down her music as “camp” music or “just for kids.” Her special knack as a spiritual songwriter was taking a Jewish practice, a holiday or a prayer, distilling its essence, and heightening the...

  • Feminist cantor retires from long-term post

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 23, 2008 | 4:04 pm

    In 1980, five years into her cantorate, Aviva Rosenbloom, then in her early 30s, stood before her Reform congregation at Temple Israel of Hollywood and stretched the boundaries of her role as singer and teacher to ask her congregation a difficult question: "Are women in Judaism...