Shabbat Alive to honor late Friedman

HERALD STAFF REPORTJanuary 18, 2014 

Shabbat Alive New Band, back from from left: Sam Silverberg, Stuart Miller, Paul Greene, Deborah Cameron and Rabbi Brenner Glickman. Middle: Kathy Rance, Rochelle Seldin, Dawn Dill and Rachel Nelson-Assi. Bottom: Dan Cartlidge, Hannah Beatt, Cynthia Roberts-Greene and Joe Bruno. PHOTO PROVIDED

SARASOTA -- Temple Emanu-El's Shabbat Alive, 151 McIntosh Road in Sarasota, will feature music from the late Debbie Friedman, the groundbreaking singer-songwriter who passed away three years ago this month.

The service starts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 featuringcontemporary, innovative arrangements of traditional prayers performed by a band of professional and volunteer musicians, including new vocalist Hannah Beatt, 13, a veteran of local theater productions who also performed in "Shrek: The Musical on Broadway."

Friedman was credited with re-invigorating prayer services throughout the Jewish world with her accessible, inspiring works.

The Shabbat Alive service is free and open to the community.

Information: 371-2788.

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