The Temple-Tifereth Israel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristallnacht Remembrance Plus Art Exhibition and Book Launch of Holocaust Violin Photographs
A weekend of events remembering the Holocaust November 12-15, 2021
The Temple-Tifereth Israel announces the art exhibition and book launch “Violins and Hope | From The Holocaust To Symphony Hall” beginning on November 12 at The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture. The exhibition features 30 large-scale photographs by Daniel Levin documenting renowned Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein’s workshop as he restores violins from the Holocaust. Full information is available at ttti.org/violinsandhope.
Activities begin with a special Shabbat service on Friday, November 12 in remembrance of Kristallnacht featuring members of The Cleveland Orchestra performing Jewish-themed classical music. Then, on Sunday, November 14, Daniel Levin will present a lecture at 2:00 pm in the Milton & Tamar Maltz Chapel at The Temple-Tifereth Israel. Following Daniel’s lecture, local teen violinist Kate Goldberg will play a selection on the violin. Finally, on Monday, November 15 at 2pm, Daniel will participate in an Art Talk and share his experiences in making many of the photographs within the exhibition. Due to COVID protocols, registration is required for the events on November 14 and 15. More information is available at ttti.org/violinsandhope.
November 12, 2021 – February 27, 2022
Violins and Hope | From The Holocaust To Symphony Hall showcases renowned Israeli luthier (violin maker) Amnon Weinstein’s workshop come alive in more than 30 large scale photographs by Daniel Levin. The first photographer to document Amnon’s workshop in Tel Aviv, Levin captures a one-of-a-kind collection of violins that survived the Holocaust and the artful process for restoring them. The photographer’s uncanny ability to celebrate both place and process through the beauty of light is nothing short of remarkable. The exhibition is on view November 12, 2021 through February 27, 2022.
Kristallnacht Remembrance Shabbat Service
Friday, November 12, 2021
6:00pm – 7:45pm
On this weekend of remembrance, a special Kabbalat Shabbat service will feature members of The Cleveland Orchestra who will perform the music of composers Bloch, Ravel, Prokofiev, and others. The musical performances will be integrated into the service showing how music can be a platform of resistance and hope in times of injustice and hatred.
Exhibition Opening, Book Launch, and Artist Talk
Sunday, November 14, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The national book launch of Daniel Levin’s Violins and Hope | From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall and the opening of the exhibition of his photography selected from pages of the book. A lecture by Daniel Levin will begin at 2:00 pm in the Milton & Tamar Maltz Chapel. Following Daniel’s lecture, young violinist Kate Goldberg will play a selection on the violin.
Monday, November 15, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Photographer Daniel Levin will lead an intimate tour of the exhibition from 2 – 3 pm and share his experiences in making many of the photographs within the exhibition.
About the Photographer
Daniel Levin is a contemporary artist and documentarian whose works primarily address sociological issues. His body of work includes photography, films, and site-specific installations. Through hauntingly beautiful photographs and compelling text, “Violins and Hope | From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall” becomes both an artful rendering and a revelation of the ethereal, as he reveals how Amnon fulfills his dream of transforming tragedy into triumph in the most incisive and powerful way imaginable: bringing violins of the Holocaust back to life. Levin is a tenured Associate Professor of Photography at Tri-C and a congregant of The Temple-Tifereth Israel.
About The Temple
The Temple-Tifereth Israel is a warm, welcoming synagogue family where each person matters. We cherish our rich history and traditions and foster a dynamic culture of imagination and innovation. Members of all ages find meaning and inspiration by developing enduring personal connections with each other, Torah, God, the State of Israel, and the Jewish People, and through acts of justice and compassion.
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