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Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music cantorial students

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Transformers in Your Life

Cantors play a significant role in your life.  They are your teachers, friends, counselors and spiritual guides.  They connect you to Jewish text through music, lead choirs of all ages, shepherd your children through the all-important process of becoming b’nai mitzvah, visit your family when they are sick, and stand beside you in times of celebration and sorrow.  As leading interpreters of Jewish music, cantors help you make life-long connections to your Jewish and spiritual self.

Community of Learning and Innovation

The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the Reform Movement’s home address for cantorial education and Jewish music.  Students enjoy a comprehensive spiritual, artistic, and academic environment where they grow toward their greatest potential.  They build collaborative relationships between cantors, rabbis, educators, and other Jewish leaders and encounter every strand of Jewish music, prayer, and learning. Students and faculty are in the forefront of innovation, integrating the contemporary with the traditional, and infusing congregational life with vibrancy, warmth, and joy.

Become a Friend of the DFSSM

The students at DFSSM are the leaders of tomorrow and will ensure our Jewish future is stronger than ever. Their studies at the DFSSM will help us build thriving communities for generations to come. We need your help to continue doing our sacred work.

We invite you to join us in our students’ journey by becoming a Friend of the DFSSM.  Your gift will support the next generation of great cantors whose impact will resonate throughout the Jewish world.  Thank you for investing in our students, Jewish music, and the Jewish people.

Benefits of Friends of the DFSSM Membership

Director’s Circle ($7,200)

All of the benefits below, plus:

  • Admission to HUC-JIR’s Symposium with lectures and discussions with the world’s most prominent leaders in liberal Jewish life
  • Invitation to private President’s reception at the URJ Biennial

Impresarios ($3,600)

All of the benefits below, plus:

  • Semi-annual video conference calls with the Director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music and a current student

Maestros ($1,800)

All of the benefits below, plus:

  • Access to a special video lecture by DFSSM faculty

Concert Masters ($720)

All of the benefits below, plus:

  • Recognition in the annual President’s Report
  • Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music gift

Soloists ($360)

All of the benefits below, plus:

  • An exclusive USB drive of music featuring DFSSM faculty, alumni, and students

Chorus ($72)

  • Regular email updates from the Director of the DFSSM
  • Invitations to on-campus DFSSM events
  • Access to all DFSSM livestreamed videos

 

Join the Friends of the
Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Today!