Melaveh Malkah: An Evening of Prayer and Song to Honor the Legacy of Debbie Friedman, z’’l – February 2 at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Jerusalem Campus of HUC-JIR cordially invites you to Melaveh Malkah, an evening of prayer and song to honor the legacy of Debbie Friedman, z’’l, on February 2 at 7pm in the Murstein Synagogue at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. 

Debbie Friedman – singer, composer, faculty member at HUC-JIR, and devoted leader of Israel – transformed the way we pray and sing.  We join the hundreds of synagogues, day-schools, communal institutions, and individuals touched by her music in mourning her untimely passing. 

Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, will provide the welcome; Cantor Tamar Havilio will serve as the music director for the evening; and Rabbi Ken Chasen will serve as the special guest.

Event will be conducted in Hebrew and English.

For more information, contact: or 02 -6203333

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.