Amnon Weinstein, The Man Behind the Music, Photography Exhibit by Daniel Levin, MFA – Free Event
Feb. 3-Mar. 26 | Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday | 10:30am-4:30pm
• Featuring images of Amnon Weinstein, the man behind Violins of Hope, from his workshop in Tel Aviv, Israel, as he lovingly restores and gives new voice to these stringed instruments that survived the Holocaust.
• Photographed by Daniel Levin, a renowned portrait photographer and artist
Violins of Hope Exhibition – Free Event
Feb. 26-Mar.24 | Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Exhibit Hours: Sunday-Monday | 10am-5pm
- After 7 decades of silence, these violins give voices to the horrors of the Holocaust.
- Docent led tours and school field trips are available.
Join Pardes Jewish Day School and PJ LIbrary for fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities as well as storytime. For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. RSVP to pardesschool.org.
Dec. 9: Chanukah Creations
Jan. 13: Tu B’Shevat Treasures
March 24: Bursting with Bubbles
May 19: Water Wonderland
A family friendly day of fun with super hero-themed costume parade, carnival rides, bouncies, games, Tot and Teen Zones and more! Presented by Flader Wealth Consulting Group-RBC Wealth Management. Everyone welcome! Admission is free. For information, VIP options and discounts on rides and attractions, visit vosjcc.org/purim2019.
Purim carnival with petting zoo, carnival games, Klezmer band, bounce house, food and more.
Come in costume!
Echoes from Theresienstadt -Ticketed Event
Mar. 24, 2pm | Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall, Phoenix
- The Arizona Opera will perform selections from Brundibar, a children’s opera originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt and the Phoenix Boys Choir will perform I Never Saw Another Butterfly, poetry set to music, with a Violins of Hope finale.
- I Never Saw Another Butterfly is based on poems written by Jewish children imprisoned in Theresienstadt. It serves as both a dramatic reminder of the Holocaust as well as a remembrance for these children, most of whose lives were extinguished soon after their poetry was written.
- Brundibár is a children’s opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása with a libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister, originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. Realizing the propagandistic potential of this enormously popular artistic endeavor, the Nazis arranged a special new staging of Brundibár for the propaganda film Theresienstadt and the same production was performed for the inspection of Terezín by the International Red Cross in September 1944. This would be the last of the fifty-five performances in the Terezín ghetto; two weeks later, transportation of artists to Auschwitz and other destinations East began, silencing the most popular theatrical production in Terezín.
A newbie to the world of competitive air guitar, Nina thinks it’ll be a cinch to take home a win. Spoiler alert: It’s definitely not. The air guitar community is tight-knit and die-hard, but they decide to pitch in and teach Nina the ins and outs of their craft. With the help of Shreddy, Golden Thunder, and Facebender, Nina learns that there’s much more to this art form than just playing pretend. She’ll have to go all in and let go of her inhibitions.
Hope of Shanghai – Ticketed Event
Mar. 24, 6pm |Arizona Science Center Planetarium, Phoenix
- Xiang Gao’s exclusive preview of a multi-media production based on stories of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees during the Holocaust.
- Chinese American Xiang (Sean) Gao is one of the most successful musicians of his generation. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Master Players Concert Series & Festival at the University of Delaware (UD). Xiang is also the UD Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music who enjoys an international career as a concerto and recital soloist, chamber musician, composer, arranger, producer and promoter of classical, world and jazz music worldwide.
Learn the Mishnah every morning with Rabbi Israel Becker: Monday-Friday 6:15 AM, Shabbos 8:15 AM, Sundays and Major Secular Holidays 7:15 AM.