Debbie Friedman (Deborah Lynn Friedman) sings traditional songs, prayers and original music. Her songs and tunes are used in many congregations' services, by youth groups and at Jewish summer camps. For instance, her version of Mi Shebeirach is often sung as the prayer for the healing of the sick and was used in an episode of “Strong Medicine” on the Lifetime channel[1].

A movie documenting her life and struggle was recently made "A Journey of Spirit" has won numerous awards.

She started a "blob" on her site in March 2009 [2].

January 9, 2011, Debbie passed away after a long illness and her passing marked the end of an era when Progressive Jewish music moved from choirs and organs to soulful congregational singing.


Partial, see discography for the list on her Web site.

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