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Benefiting the Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors
Pre-Performance Reception • 5:30 pm
The Russian Tea Room
150 West 57th Street, NYC
(Dietary Laws Observed)
Performance • 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
7th Avenue between 56th & 57th streets, NYC
UJA’s Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors (CIHS) presents two significant Holocaust-era concert operas, Brundibár and The Kaiser of Atlantis, at one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world.
Both operas were significant to the history of the Terezín concentration camp and have rarely been performed together — until now. They will be presented in concert-opera format produced by The Defiant Requiem Foundation & On Site Opera featuring Murry Sidlin, conductor, and Eric Einhorn, stage director.
The evening starts off with a pre-performance reception honoring Patti Askwith Kenner with the Ernest W. Michel Memorial Award for Commitment to Holocaust Survivors and continues at Carnegie Hall for the performance. Attending this event enables CIHS to care for the last generation of Holocaust survivors.
UJA's Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors (CIHS) cares for the final generation of survivors in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Today, nearly 30,000 Holocaust survivors live in the New York area. More than 40 percent of them live in poverty. CIHS aims to never forget or abandon, and helps vulnerable survivors receive the care they desperately need.
UJA-Federation requests that all event attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19.