STORIES FROM THE VIOLINS OF HOPE
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2PM
Co-presented by The Braid and Temple Isaiah
On Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM, members of the LAJS chamber ensemble joined with The Braid (formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre) and Temple Isaiah to present a World Premiere: Stories from the Violins of Hope.
This program tells the story of Amnon Weinstein, Vioins of Hope Founder, and several of these incredible instruments that survived the Holocaust and have been lovingly restored by Amnon and his son Avshi in Tel Aviv.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, our World Premiere of Stories from the Vioins of Hope was reimaginged for a new virtual presentation that took place on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2PM.
With many thanks to our collaborative partners at The Braid (formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre), and the generousity of the Violins of Hope organization and the Weinstein family, we were able to move forward with this exciting virtual experience.
With more than 900 households in attendance for the premiere, from across the globe, and with encore viewings taking place in February and April, the production reached an estimated 1900 households.
The narration, direction, actors and incredible musicians touched my soul! As a retired Jewish educator, I feel this program should be featured in schools. This was an incredible story that I had never heard of before! Sensitive, well presented, and important!!
Deep, moving, touching, and an amazing production. One of the best I have ever seen. I had to sit and be with my feelings and sensations at the end. I could not get right up from my chair. Everything blended together so seamlessly.
Just when I think I have read and heard and seen everything there could possibly be about the Shoah, this comes along. AMAZING!!