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Art Exhibition Opening, Book Launch, and Art Talk: Violins and Hope
November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sanctuary at The Temple-Tifereth Israel
Join us for the national book launch of Temple member Daniel Levin’s Violins and Hope | From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall and a stunning exhibit 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 Dan’s lecture, Kate Goldberg will play a selection on the violin.
In the book, renowned Israeli luthier (violin maker) Amnon Weinstein’s workshop comes alive in 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.
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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.
Kate Goldberg is a senior at Laurel School and has been playing violin since age four. A member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra for three years, Kate also participates in COYO’s advanced chamber music program. Kate is a student of Cleveland Orchestra violinist Sonya Molloy. In 2015, Kate first heard about the Violins of Hope when she visited Amnon Weinstein’s violin shop in Tel Aviv. That fall, the Violins of Hope came to Cleveland, and Kate had the special opportunity to play one of the violins.
Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli luthier (violin maker) had a vision many years ago to restore violins that survived the concentration camps and ghettos of World War II, even when their owners often did not. His “Violins of Hope” project may be one of the most creative, effective, moving, and magnificent approaches to understanding the Holocaust and how one heals from such pain and loss.
Public programs are presented in partnership with Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and The Temple-Tifereth Israel.
Photographs Copyright © 2021 Daniel Levin Photography. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE THEIR RIGHTS RESERVED.
- November 14
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Museum Exhibits, Openings, Talks, and Events
- The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Jack and Lilyan Mandel Building, 26000 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH 44122
26000 Shaker Boulevard
Beachwood, OH 44122 United States
- (216) 831-3233