Sunday, January 31, 2021: Stories from the Violins of Hope

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our World Premiere of Stories from the Vioins of Hope has been reimaginged for a new virtual presentation 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 are able to move forward with this exciting virtual experience.

Please stay tuned for more updates!


On Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM, members of the LAJS chamber ensemble will join with The Braid (formerly Jewish Women's Theatre) and Temple Isaiah to present a World Premiere: Stories from the Violins of Hope.

This event will tell 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.


The Holocaust had silenced them… until an extraordinary violin-maker brought their voices back to life, and to the world.

Six actors and five musicians bring to life the extraordinary story of violins played in ghettos, forests and concentration camps...and of the passionate Israeli violin maker determined to restore them. Now heard in performances all over the world, they are called the Violins of Hope.

Written by Lisa Rosenbaum
Music curated by Dr. Noreen Green
Performed by members of the LAJS Chamber Players
Directed by Susan Morgenstern
Produced by JWT Artistic Director Ronda Spinak

This program is part of the Violins of Hope, LA project 


Learn more about Violins of Hope...