Fifth-year student Jake Singer-Beilin playing guitar during Tefillah services at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles on January 20, 2011.
The Los Angeles campus tefillah services held on January 20, 2011, both in observance of Tu B'Shvat and in honor of Debbie, explored the ways that Debbie planted seeds in the community and left them to grown and flourish. Students, faculty, and staff gathered to pray to melodies she taught, shared pieces of their own that she has helped create, and began the process of turning "mourning into dancing."
At the New York campus, students, faculty, and staff convened to watch the live-streaming video of the funeral service and shared reminiscences about the impact of Debbie Friedman on their lives.
All arms of our Reform Movement in Israel; HUC-JIR, WUPJ, IMPJ, and NFTY-Israel; will join together at the Blaustein Hall at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem for an evening of prayer and song to honor the legacy of Debbie Friedman. The event, "Melaveh Malkah," will take place on January 29, 2011, at 6:30 pm. Click here for further information (English). Click here for further information (Hebrew).
The Cincinnati campus will pay tribute to Debbie Friedman through a special service focusing on her impact and contribution to worship. The service will not only feature the music and personal reflections of Debbie Freidman, but also liturgical music composed by women she inspired. Va’ad Beit Haknesset representative Meredith Kahan and Cantor Yvon F. Shore, Director of Liturgical Arts, will co-lead this service on March 25, 2011 in the Scheuer Chapel.