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February 24, 2011 - Image 32

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-02-24

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Mary Cantor, Cantor
Sam Greenbaum,
Shirley Sweet, Emma
Updike, John Fitzhugh,
Maya Siegmann at the
microphone and Lisa
Soble Siegmann

CONGREGATION
BETH SHALOM
IS EXCITED
TO PRESENT...

Concert begins at 4:00 p.m.

Preferred Seating: $36 (advance soles only)
Adults: $18 (in advance) $25 (of the door)
Kids 12 & under: $10

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THECOHHUNITY

Congregations honor singer/composer Debbie Friedman.

finger/song writer Debbie Friedman's death last
month at age 59 ended a remarkable contribu-
tion of music that crossed Jewish generations
and religious branches. Several local synagogues have
hosted programs honoring Friedman's memory and
music, including Congregation Beth Shalom in Oak
Park on Feb. 12 and Congregation Beth Ahm in West
Bloomfield on Feb. 19.
Some 80 people attended the Beth Shalom Havdalah
service, led by Lisa Soble Siegmann and Shlomi Hamer,
both playing guitar. Rabbi Robert Gamer and Cantor
Sam Greenbaum both spoke of the legacy Friedman left
throughout the Jewish world. Friedman performed at
Beth Shalom in 2006 and elsewhere in the Detroit area,
including at the Jewish Community Center.

Singer Beth Greenapple and rabbinical student Aura
Ahuvia led a healing service of prayers, songs and read-
ings at Beth Ahm. One of Friedman's best-known songs,
Mi Shebeirach — a prayer for healing — is sung every
Shabbat morning at Beth Ahm.
Greenapple is a former music teacher at Hillel Day
School of Metropolitan Detroit in Farmington Hills.
Ahuvia serves as spiritual leader of the Ann Arbor
Reconstructionist Havurah as she works toward rabbinic
ordination.
The two met at Hava Nashira, the Jewish Songleaders
Workshop in Oconomowoc, Wis. Friedman helped start
the program and inspired both women. fl

Aura Ahuvia and Beth Greenapple lead the singing.

Gathering for Havdalah at Beth Ahm

32

— Keri Guten Cohen and Alan Hitsky

Emma Cherrin enjoys the songs at Beth Shalom.

Andy Levin and Molly Levin, 5, of Bloomfield

Township follow the Beth Ahm service.

February 24 - 2011

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