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Gates of Memory: Community Art Workshops

Be a part of Holy Blossom Temple history! We have 2 opportunities for you to participate in community art workshops to make artefacts for Gates of Memory: a special art installation for the emotional Music and Art: Living Memory concert.

On Wednesday, November 6th, the Celebrations Committee honouring Cantor Maissner will produce the next event of celebration. The evening, called MUSIC AND ART: LIVING MEMORY, will consist of three elements:

  • a youth ensemble singing a piece from the children’s opera Brundibar (performed in Terezin)
  • chamber music performed by Cantor Beny Maissner, Maestro Francesco Lotoro, an Italian pianist and musicologist who is internationally renowned for saving music from the Holocaust, Moshe Hammer, an acclaimed violinist and founder of the Amadeus Ensemble, and Igor Gefter, celebrated cellist in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
  • and a meaningful community art project developed by Holy Blossom artists Eva Ormut and Beth Roher, called Gates of Memory.

Eva and Beth are inviting any adults who are interested in special workshops to develop artifacts for these gates which will be unveiled at the concert and will be part of the performance.  Here is their invitation. Please pass it to your friends and your networks and encourage all to take part in these special workshops:

Consider participating in two extremely exciting workshops!

With your help, as well as that of HBT’s religious school children, we will be creating a Holocaust Memorial installation to be displayed during Holocaust Remembrance Week. It will be unveiled the evening of Wednesday, November 6th in the Sanctuary.

This project consists of four metallic gates—the tallest gate 8 feet high and the smallest 5 feet high, covered with holocaust artifacts, ie. aged clothing, ID cards, aged books, Magen Davids.

We’re looking for volunteers to help create these items. All materials and instruction will be provided. (If you have photos of family members from the Holocaust, bring them to be copied.)

Workshop dates:  Wednesday, October 23 2:00-4:00 pm & Monday, October, 28th 10:00-12:00 pm  

Email [email protected]  by October 22nd to let us know which workshop you will be attending and for details!

Coffee will also be provided!


October 28, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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