10 2021

"Debbie Friedman as Liturgist, Composer and Musician"

8:00PM - 9:00PM  

East Brunswick Jewish Center
Cong Torat-El, Oakhurst,NJ; Emanuel Synagogue, W Hartford, CT; Highland Park Cons Tmpl, NJ; Temple Beth Shalom,NJ 511 Ryders Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732 257 7070 Ext 5 ebotwin@ebjc.org

Contact Ellen Botwin
This is a free event; a donation would be appreciated to offset the cost of this program. Thank you.
732 257 7070 Ext 5

In this free Zoom event, Dr Judah M Cohen 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, as a polished musician and as part of liturgical and educational reform efforts in the 1970's and 1980's. Along the way, we'll see how some of her best-known songs came to be, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Judah M Cohen is the Lou & Sybil Mervis Profesor of Jewish culture and is Associate Professor of Musicology at Indiana University. His research addresses Jewish liturgical music, musical theater, popular music and opera.

Sponsor: EBJC, Columbia Jewish Cong,Columbia,MD; Cong Ahavat Olam,Howell,NJ; Cong Beth Israel,W Hartford CT