Sunday, April 19, 2020: Stories from the Violins of Hope

COVID-19 Update

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our World Premiere of Stories from the Vioins of Hope has been postponed. We are maintaining close contact with all program partners, and are working towards confirming a new performance date in January of 2021.

Please stay tuned for more updates!


On Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM, members of the LAJS chamber ensemble will join with Jewish Women's Theatre and Temple Isaiah to present a World Premiere: Stories from the Violins of Hope.

This event will take place at Temple Isaiah and feature violins that survived the Holocaust and have been lovingly restored by Amnon Weinstein 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.

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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 touring Southern California in March and April of 2020.


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