Cantorial school named for Friedman

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The Reform movement’s cantorial school has been named for the late Debbie Friedman.

Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, made the announcement Jan. 27 in New York at a memorial tribute to Friedman, who died Jan. 9 at 59.

Friends of the late singer-songwriter have made possible an endowment to the school, which will be known as the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Ellenson said. — jta