TI welcomes Debbie Friedman as guest artist-in-residence

Debbi Friedman

Debbie Friedman, legendary American Jewish composer, singer and recording artist, will be the special guest artist-in-residence at Congregation Temple Israel the weekend of Nov. 5-6 to celebrate the installation of Senior Rabbi Amy Feder and Rabbi Michael Alper.

The installation will take place during a special Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. An Oneg Shabbat reception in honor of Rabbis Feder and Alper will follow the service. The celebration will continue at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 with a community concert presented by Friedman. Both events are open to the public and will take place at the Temple, 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive (Ladue Road at Spoede).

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General admission tickets for Saturday’s concert are on sale at $10 per person in advance; $15 at the door (subject to availability). To purchase tickets, visit www.ti-stl.org to download an order form or call 314-432-8050.

Over the course of her 35-year career, Debbie Friedman has released more than 20 albums and performed in sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and in hundreds of cities around the world. She is credited with creating a whole new genre of contemporary, accessible Jewish music. One of her most famous songs, Mi-She-Beirach (the prayer for healing), is sung in synagogues across the country.

Friedman’s visit has been made possible by the generosity of the following sponsors: The Staenberg Family Foundation, Leonard and Audrey Adreon, Jack and Ellen Deutsch, Herb Greenberg and Sonny Friedman and Todd and Stephanie Greenberg, Dr. David and Karen Smoller, Earl and Essie Kessler, Dr. Jerry and Judy Levy, Eli Montague and Sheryl Breadman, and Merle and Marcee Silverstein.