13 2015

Debbie Friedman "Sneak Peek"!

6:45PM - 7:45PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg
300 58th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL

Contact Cantor Jonathan Schultz
727.381.4900 x1005 (Phone)
727.344.1307 (Fax)

Come learn the Kabbalat Shabbat music of Debbie Friedman z"l! You will have an excellent opportunity to learn the music for a special musical Friday night service on Friday, April 17.

Debbie Friedman z"l was one of the most prolific and influential Jewish songwriters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. She was an icon in the Reform Movement, although some of her melodies are sung regularly in Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Modern Orthodox congregations.

Debbie's early musical influences included Peter, Paul, and Mary; Joan Baez; Judy Collins; and a number of other folk music artists. She wrote many of her early songs as a song leader at an overnight camp in the early 1970s.

She is best known for her settings of "Mi Shebeirach," the prayer for healing, and "Oseh Shalom." Some of her other greatest hits include "Miriam's Song," "Not by Might," and "I am a Latke."

After her death in 2011, the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College was renamed The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. Find out more and check out her music at www.debbiefriedman.com.