Fran Kleiner -  Fran was born in Brooklyn, NY, into a family of Eastern European immigrants steeped in the history, culture and music of the Jewish people. She first introduced Yiddish music to children at Jewish camps in the late 1940’s. She has taught at Folkshul for 35 + years, including being co-director. She has worked on music curriculum development for Folkshul and led workshops at CSJO conferences. She has translated Yiddish songs and interpreted their historical and cultural significance. Her music has been played on radio stations in the Us and other countries. She is the mother of three and the grandmother of three, including Matthew and Devra, who are in 6th grade at Folkshul. She just received the Max Rosenfeld Education Leadership award at our 100th Anniversary Celebration of Secular Jewish Schools and Camps. Mazel Tov, Fran!