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The Jewish Voice

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm

Join Cantor Rachelle Nelson in conversation
with leading artists in the world of
contemporary Jewish music, featuring
live interviews and performances!

Tonight's Guests
both grew up at
Temple Beth Am

Joanie Leeds
Susan Shane-Linder

Her destiny became obvious to Joanie Leeds’ parents when, at the tender age of two, she grabbed a mic at a party in Kendall and belted out the entire song “Tomorrow” from Annie. Jaws dropped! No one could remember ever hearing a big voice like that coming from one so tiny. As a musical theatre major at Syracuse University, she began composing her own songs. After graduation, she did the New York City thing, when life clicked into place and Joanie realized that when she was with children, they transformed themselves into amazing creatures of joy, forgetting how to hold back. Seeing the kids get in touch with their true selves gave her a sense of fulfillment that far surpassed playing for adults on the club circuit. The songs that Joanie began turning out reflected this sense that life is a joyful adventure. She has released two full-length DVDs, City Kid Live and Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights-Live from Madison Square Park. Read more

Susan Shane-Linder is a Miami-born award-winning, published singer/songwriter and children’s recording artist. She has been performing professionally and teaching music for more than 35 years and is well-known throughout South Florida in pre-schools, elementary schools, summer camps, book stores, record stores, hospitals, retirement homes and many other organizations. Susan has performed many times at her Beth Am childhood home for many years.  She presents children’s music workshops around the country, most notably at the JCECE (Jewish Council for Early Childhood Education), Palm Beach County JEC (Jewish Education Commission), NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), CAJE (Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education), MANAJE (New CAJE) & NewCAJE, URJ Biennial, SLBC (Song Leader Boot Camp), WCN (Women Cantors’ Network). Read more

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