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Yom HaShoah Service and Film Program: Joe’s Violin

  • Falmouth Jewish Congregation 7 Hatchville Road East Falmouth MA 02536 (map)

The community is invited to mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day, at Falmouth Jewish Congregation. Through words, song, and poetry we remember those who died, those who suffered, and those who showed heroism through resistance and rescue. Following the service we will view Joe’s Violin, the Oscar-nominated and award-winning short feature film. During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. Joe’s donation changes the life of Brianna Perez, a 12 year-old girl from America’s poorest congressional district who attends the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls. When Brianna is inspired to become friends with her benefactor, Joe’s life is changed, as well.  Joe’s Violin poignantly illuminates how the power of music brings light in the darkest of times and how a small act can have a great impact, connecting people across generations and cultures.

Earlier Event: April 22
March for Science - Falmouth, MA
Later Event: April 26
Sustainable Home Tour - Hatchville