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Jewish Music

The Music In Us All

I grew up singing. My family sang songs every holiday, and we even listened to fun Jewish family songs in the car. My favorite part of Hebrew School every week was when we got to sing, and I looked forward to coming home and serenading my parents with the latest song that I had learned. 

Debbie Friedman with Her Guitar

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Chava Alberstein

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Johanna Spector

Through her scholarship and the documentary films she produced, Johanna Spector not only preserved the music of Jewish communities around the world but introduced them to new audiences.

Shannie Goldstein, Cropped

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Shannie Goldstein connected with the refusenik community through music. She is pictured here with items from Russia.

Shannie Goldstein connected with the refusenik community through music. She is pictured here with items from Russia.

Mathilde Schechter

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Mathilde Schechter.
Courtesy of CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.
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Mathilde Schechter.

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Isa Kremer, cropped

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Isa Kremer.
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Isa Kremer.

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Isa Kremer

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Isa Kremer.
Courtesy of Wikimedia.
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Isa Kremer.

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Martha Schlamme

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Music." (Viewed on February 11, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/jewish-music>.

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