She is regarded as a prophet of our times, and as the greatest Jewish singer-songwriter in history. However you describe her life and legacy, Debbie Friedmanz''l (1951 – 2011) gave us classic and timeless music, filled with peaceful and universal messages, that will forever be sung. Now, for the first time, that music has been gathered together in one definitive, comprehensive collection—Debbie's original works, preserved just as she created them.
Sing Unto God: The Debbie Friedman Anthology is a tribute to Debbie's life and music, featuring every song she wrote and recorded (plus more than 30 songs previously unavailable) in lead sheet format, with complete lyrics, melody line, guitar chords, Hebrew, transliteration, and English translation. This incredible collection of more than 215 songs was meticulously edited by Joel N. Eglash with assistance from Debbie's family, friends, and lifelong colleagues. The book includes over 400 pages of music, photographs, biographical information, memories of Debbie, and tributes to her legacy.
Debbie said in 1997, “My work is my joy. It is what drives me and keeps me alive.” This collection is Debbie's final gift to songleaders, cantors, choir directors, musicians—all who breathe new life into her music, keeping her legacy alive as they sing unto God.
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.