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Sarasota News Leader February 22, 2013 Members of the Sarasota-Manatee community may have heard about the religious education program, Sunday sermons and other UUCS events, such as the Freethinkers discussions and weekly forums, through the church���s increased marketing and public relations efforts, the release adds. To broaden its reach, the church has revamped its website, started advertising on Facebook and Google and strengthened its relationships with local media through consistent releases and event postings, the release points out. Page 131 The Unitarian Universalist denomination has roots going back to the founding of the United States. Four Presidents ��� John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore and William Howard Taft ��� were Unitarian, the release says. The church in Sarasota was founded in 1952. For more information, visit the website or call 371-4974. TOP JEWISH TOURING MUSICIAN RECHT TO PERFORM MARCH 9 Rick Recht ��� the world���s top-touring artist in Jewish music and a leading composer of sacred and pop Jewish tunes ��� will give a concert at Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road in Sarasota, on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m., the Temple has announced. The performance is being co-sponsored by Temple Emanu-El and Temple Beth Sholom, a news release says, with net proceeds of the show benefiting All Faiths Food Bank, Everyday Blessings and Jewish Family & Children���s Service. As he performs his acclaimed songs ��� such as hits The Hope, Tear Down the Walls and Good Thing ��� Recht will be joined onstage by local talent, including Jeff Weber, the cantor at Temple Beth Sholom; Hannah Beatt, a seventh-grader at Temple Emanu-El Religious School who has sung on Broadway and who most recently starred in Annie at The Players Theatre; and Sam Silverberg, a graduate of Temple Emanu-El Religious School who has performed extensively with Sarasota���s youth opera and who recently sang the national anthem at a University of Florida basketball game, the release notes. Internationally known Jewish musician Rick Recht will perform at Temple Emanu-El next month. Contributed photo Rick Recht/Contributed photo Concert tickets are available during business hours at Temple Emanu-El and Temple Beth Sholom. Call 371-2788 or 955-8121 for more information.

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