Join the members of Temple Beth El for a wonderful "Pot-Luck" dinner, a beautiful musical program and a Havdalah service. The program will be "At the Keyboard- From Bach to Weil!" featuring Organist Joan Frankel. Bring a dish to share - vegetarian, dairy and fish (no meat please). RSVP appreciated by calling 941-755-4900. Bring friends and family...
About the Organist, Joan Frankel. Joan earned her BS degree in piano and music ed. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her MS in voice and music ed. at Bridgeport University in Connecticut, studying with Zelda Manacher and Suzanne Sten-Taubman of Manhattan School of Music. Her music professional career has included teaching music in public and private institutions, in particular Greens Farms Academy of Westport Connecticut, before moving to Florida with her husband, Frederick Frankel, who passed away in 2013. Joan served as organist and director for a number of religious venues, currently as the Choral Director and Founder of Kolot Shalom, the Adult Choir of Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon.
"It was and still is my intent to maintain his high standards and to share my musical talents with the community, focusing on high quality music and a close relationship for the members of the choir and the congregation as a whole. I am extremely blessed with rich connections of family, friends and music. My favorite quote comes from my former colleague, Cantor Ramon Gilbert of Temple B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, Connecticut: “He who sings, prays twice.” Performing at Temple Beth El with Cantor Deborah Bard on January 12, 2019 is exciting for me, as we interweave music from different traditions in our program. To me, music is truly a universal language." Joan Frankel
Sponsor: Temple Beth El Bradenton Lakewood Ranch