Debbie Friedman as Liturgist, Composer and Musician

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Date(s) - Thursday, June 10, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 


with Professor Judah Cohen, Indiana University
Understanding Debbie Friedman and her music means to understand the major liturgical and societal changes taking place in American Jewish life in the second half of the twentieth century. In this presentation, we will explore Debbie Friedman’s career in ways that have rarely been addressed before: as a commissioned synagogue composer-in-residence, a collaborator in new Jewish rituals, a polished musician, and a part of liturgical and educational reform efforts in the 1970s and 1980s. Along the way, we’ll see how some of her best-known songs came to be, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Program Co-Sponsors:
Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia, MD
Congregation Ahavat Olam, Howell, NJ
Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, CT
Congregation Torat-El, Oakhurst, NJ
East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick, NJ
Emanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT
Highland Park Conservative Temple, Highland Park, NJ
Temple Beth Shalom, Manalapan, NJ

Debbie Friedman as Liturgist, Composer and Musician