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Violins of Hope

Cantors' Cultural Series Inaugural Event
A concert of violins saved from the Holocaust
Played by members of Portland Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, October 23rd, Portland, ME

Our temple community is so excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel together, with Cantor Rachel as our leader, to the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine to see the Violins of Hope concert.

Violins of Hope is a project of concerts based on a private collection of Violins, violas and cellos all collected since the end of World War 2.  All instruments belonged to Jews before and during the war.  Many were donated by or bought from survivors; some arrived through family members and many simply carry Stars of David as a decoration and an identity tag declaring: we were played by proud klezmers. 

All instruments have a common denominator: they had to do with the war. To be more specific, they had to do with the holocaust - death or survival.  And hope.  All instruments were symbols of hope and a way to say: remember me, remember us.  Life is good, celebrate it for those who perished, for those who survived.  For all people.

To read more please visit  Violins of Hope.

The trip to Portland takes approximately 1.5 hours. The concert begins at 2:30pm and lasts 150 minutes, with 1 intermission. Cost is $54 per person and includes a concert ticket as well as round-trip transportation on a temple-provided bus.

Limited tickets and transportation are available at our group rate and will be first-come, first-served for our members. We cannot guarantee seats after September 19th, so reserve yours today!

   Number of Tickets
Mon, October 3 2022 8 Tishrei 5783