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  • Debbie Friedman: She Taught Jews to Sing Again

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 9, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Years ago, as I was making my way back into Judaism after a lapse, I would go to synagogue on Shabbat and find myself waiting especially for certain moments in the services. I later came to know that those special moments all were linked to haunting tunes written by Debbie Friedman....

  • 70s rebel Debbie Friedman takes job at cantorial school

    July 15, 2007 | 3:37 pm

    When singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman steps in front of the class at the Reform movement’s cantorial school this fall, she’ll be crossing more than a physical threshold.

    The just-announced appointment of the popular 55-year-old musician to the faculty of Hebrew Union...