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From 1997 to 2002, Ann Coppel’s documentary crew followed Debbie Friedman to gather the moments that best tell her story: concerts, healing services and teaching sessions, as well as extensive on-camera interviews. View complete production credits here.

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FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

  • TEMPLE SHALOM – S’lichot Screening – Succasunna, NJ – September 2008
  • Ventura County Jewish Film Festival – Ventura, CA – March 25, 2007
  • Louisville Jewish Film Festival – Louisville, KY – February 2007, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Hebrew Union College – Special Screening – New York City – January 30, 2007
  • Temple Beth Am – Special Screening – Jupiter, FL – January 20, 2007, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Adat Chaverim – Special Screening – Plano, TX – January 12, 2007, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Nashville Jewish Film Festival – Nashville, TN – November 13, 2007
  • Mount Zion TempleSpecial S’lichot Screening – St. Paul, MN – September 16, 2006
  • B’nai Israel Congregation – Special S’lichot Screening – Hampton, VA – September 16, 2006
  • Cape Cod Synagogue – Special Screening – Hyannis, MA - August 12, 2006, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Beth Am – Special Screening – Los Altos Hills, CA – June 17th, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Falmouth Jewish Congregation – Special Screening – Falmouth, MA – May 26, 2006
  • JCC Manhattan – Special Screening – New York, NY – May 22, 2006
  • Shir Tikvah – Special Screening – Minneapolis, MN – May 7, 2006, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA – April 2, 2006, 5:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • East Lansing Film Festival – East Lansing, MI – March 25, 2006, 6:30 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Old York Road Temple Beth Am– Special Screening – Abington, PA – March 7, 2006 7:00 pm
  • Contra Costa International Jewish Film Festival – Oakland, CA - March 5, 2006, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Temple Beth Sholom – Special Screening – Topeka, KS – Feb 25, 2006, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Adat Israel– Special Screening – Naples, FL – Feb 19, 2006
  • Denver Jewish Film Festival – Denver, CO – Feb 12, 2006, 12:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Valley Outreach Synagogue – Las Vegas, NV – Feb 3, 2006, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Austin Jewish Film Festival – Austin, TX – Jan 24, 2006, 7:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Congregation B’nai Israel – Special Screening – Boca Raton, FL – Jan 22, 2006, 7:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Sisterhood– Special Screening – Charleston, SC – Dec 1, 2005, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • San Jose Jewish Film Festival – San Jose, CA - Nov 20, 2005 , 5:30 pm, Closing Film
  • URJ Biennial – Houston, TX – Nov 17, 2005 10:45 pm, Hyatt Hotel, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel and Special Guest Debbie Friedman 
  • International Jewish Film Festival in ArgentinaBuenos Aires – Nov 3-9, 2005, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel, “Un Viaje del Espiritu”
  • Desert Jewish Film Festival – Palm Desert, CA – Nov 3, 2005, 1:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Temple Emanuel – Special Screening – Worcester, MA – Sep 26, 2005 7:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Temple Isaiah – Special Screening – Stony Brook, NY – Sep 25, 2005 7:30 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Union Temple – Special S’lichot Screening – Brooklyn NY - Sep 24, 2005 8:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • National Council of Jewish Women-NY Section –Special Screening Members Only – Sep 20, 2005
  • CAJE Conference – Seattle, WA – Aug 14, 2005 6:00 pm & Aug 17, 2005 5:00 PM, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel &  Special Guest Debbie Friedman
  • Kutz Camp Leadership Kallah – Special Screening – July 30, 2005 – Warwick, NY, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel and Special Guest Debbie Friedman
  • Buffalo Jewish Film Festival – Opening Day, July  10, 2005 4:00 pm
  • Washington DC Jewish Film Festival’s The Screening Room – June 8, 2005, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel and others
  • Hava NaShira Songleaders Workshop – Special Screening – June 4, 2005 – Oconomowoc, WI (OSRUI), Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Chavurat Kol Haneshama & Temple B’nai Shalom – Special Screening – May 14, 2005, East Brunswick, NJ, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Detroit Jewish Film Festival – Opening Film – Winner of Sarah & Harold Gottlieb Prize – April 10 (Detroit), April 11 (Birmingham), April 17 (Ann Arbor), April 19 (Detroit), 2005, Post-Film Discussions with Filmmaker Ann Coppel (April 10, 11, 17)
  • Colorado Springs Hadassah Film Festival – April 17, 2005
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Festival – Canadian Premiere – April 13, 2005, Vancouver BC Canada, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival – Special Screening – April 5, 2005, 7:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Kol Echad’s Maui Jewish Studies Retreat – Special Screening – February 21-26, 2005
  • Tempe Jewish Community – Special Screening – February 13, 2005, 3:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Jerusalem Intl. Film Festival – Jan 6, 2005 and Dec 13, 2004
  • Hebrew Union College (Jerusalem) – Special Screening – Dec 15, 2004
  • Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival – Dec 5, 2004, 5:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Madison Jewish Community – Special Screening – November 29, 2004, 7:30 pm, Hillel, Madison, WI, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • San Pedro Jewish Film Festival – November 21, 2004, 4:00 pm, Temple Beth El, San Pedro, CA, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • National Council of Jewish WomenNew York Section's Jewish Women's Film Festival – Opening Film: November 14, 2004, 10:30 am, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • LA Jewish Film Festival – November 2, 2004, 7:30 pm & November 7, 5:00 pm, Laemmle Theaters, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jack Wolgin Jewish Film Festival – Opening Film/Pennsylvania Premiere: July 31, 2004, 9:00 pm, SPEAKERS: Ann Coppel, Film Director and Debbie Friedman, Featured Artist
  • Rochester Jewish Film Festival – Opening Film: July 11, 2004, 4:00 pm, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel, Little Theatre
  • Hartford Jewish Film Festival – March 23, 2004
  • Seattle Jewish Film Festival – March 20, 2004, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel
  • Susan Himmelman Shapiro Twin Cities Festival of Jewish Film – Premiere & Opening Night Film – March 11, 2004, Post-Film Discussion with Filmmaker Ann Coppel

Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (a Jewish camp run by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations) is the non-profit fiscal sponsor for the documentary.