Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Each violin has its own unique and inspiring story that educates both young and old about the Holocaust in a deeply personal and emotional way. Today these instruments serve not only as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience but also reinforce key lessons of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity that are essential for today and for future generations.
The Violins of Hope have been featured in books, print, film and television. They have been used in lectures and educational programs and their stories and messages have impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals. They have been played in concert halls and exhibited in museums throughout the world and they will be in Phoenix in February 2019. Through concerts, exhibition and education, the Phoenix community will have a variety of ways to experience Violins of Hope.
Congregation Lev Shalom is proud to partner with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, Flagstaff Unified School District, Coconino County, City of Flagstaff, Hopi Schools and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to bring Violins of Hope to Flagstaff for one day only. On February 28, 2019, there will be educational events for students during the day and a program and concert at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
For more information on Violins of Hope and the many events scheduled for the Phoenix area, click here