12 Facts About Avraham Fried


Avraham Shabsi Hakohen Friedman better known by his stage name, Avraham Fried, is a popular musical entertainer in the Orthodox Jewish community.


Avraham Fried began his career with the release of his first album No Jew Will Be Left Behind in 1981.


Avraham Fried went on to collaborate with Sheya Mendlowitz and Yossi Green on eight albums.


Avraham Fried collaborated most notably with arranger Moshe Laufer over the years, but worked with a number of other arrangers including Marty Lewinter, Yisroel Lamm, Suki Berry, Mona Rosenblum, Hershel Lebovits, Yaron Gershovsky, and others.


Avraham Fried appeared as an adult soloist on the Amudai Shaish Boys Choir's third album, in 1982.


In summer 2009, Avraham Fried made a concert tour in Israel where he introduced Israeli singer and composer Chanan Yovel and featured the songs "Rak T'filla" and "U'Nesane Tokef".


Avraham Fried's music is mostly categorized as pop Jewish music, similar to Mordechai Ben David and tends to integrate many styles of popular music, including pop, rock and jazz, with Jewish lyrics and themes.


Avraham Fried has a few "cantor" style songs on most of his albums, as well as many songs written in Yiddish.


Avraham Fried's father, Yaakov Moshe Friedman, OBM, was a Hasid of the Rebbe of Bluzhov, and worked as an administrator at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Crown Heights for 40 years.


Avraham Fried's brothers are all involved in Chabad outreach; his brother, Rabbi Manis Friedman, is an author, lecturer and shaliach in St Paul, Minnesota.


Avraham Fried has appeared several times in the annual A Time for Music HASC concert to benefit HASC, an organization that provides Jewish children with disabilities the chance to live a normal lifestyle.


Avraham Fried was the headline performer along with Mordechai Ben David and others at the Ohel [Organization] concerts in Madison Square Garden during the late 1990's.