The Jewish Federation of Springfield proudly brings the Violins of Hope – A Celebration of Survival exhibition and programs to the Springfield community and has partnered with the Illinois State Museum to host the exhibit. The series of events will occur throughout the community from Thursday, September 7, to Wednesday, September 13. The first of six concerts and the exhibition will be held at the Illinois State Museum beginning at 6:30 p.m. on September 7th. The concert and exhibition will be open to the public and free of charge throughout the program’s duration. The Violins of Hope initiative showcases 12 violins played by Jewish musicians before and during the Holocaust. These violins have been lovingly restored and have traveled around the world to share the stories of the victims and spread messages of hope, unity, and survival. They serve as symbols of the Jewish community’s strength, perseverance, and survival through the power of music.
RSVP is required to attend.