Sunday, April 11, 3pm

The Virginia Holocaust Museum cordially invites you to our 2021 Yom HaShoah commemoration. Every year, we pause to remember and honor the Six Million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. This year, the Museum’s Day of Remembrance will be held virtually on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 3:00pm.

Special Guest

Dr. James Grymes

James A. Grymes is an internationally respected musicologist, a critically acclaimed author, and a dynamic speaker who has addressed audiences at significant public venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and the historic 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Grymes has been featured in interviews by the New York Times, ABC News, and CNN, and has written essays for the Huffington Post and the Israeli music magazine Opus.

He is the author of Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour (Harper Perennial, 2014). A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. Violins of Hope won a National Jewish Book Award.

Dr. Grymes is Professor of Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Agenda


WELCOME — FROM THE CHORAL SYNAGOGUE AT THE VIRGINIA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

Samuel Asher

Executive Director

Virginia Holocaust Museum


AWARDING THE CAROLE WEINSTEIN PRIZES FOR TOLERANCE AND JUSTICE IN THE VISUAL ARTS

Carole Weinstein 


INVOCATION

Rabbi Dovid Asher

Keneseth Beth Israel


LIGHTING OF THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CANDLES

Matthew Simpson

Director of Guest Services

Virginia Holocaust Museum


CHANTING OF EL MALEY RACHAMIM

Cantor Beck-Berman

Congregation Beth Ahabah


MOURNER’S KADDISH

Cantor Beck-Berman

Congregation Beth Ahabah


INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Samuel Asher

Executive Director

Virginia Holocaust Museum


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

James A. Grymes

Professor of Music at UNC Charlotte and Author of Violins of Hope


CONCERT

David Fisk and Jocelyn Vorenberg

Charlotte Symphony and Richmond Symphony


CLOSING

Samuel Asher

Executive Director

Virginia Holocaust Museum 

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