Hundreds of survivors and their families enjoyed the concert
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04 August 2015
In the Valley of the Communities, among the rock steles bearing the names of thousands of Jewish communities destroyed and decimated during the Holocaust, Jewish soul music soared on a Jerusalem summer night on 4 August, infusing the Valley with the spirit of life and creativity.
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors and their family members filled the festively lit plaza of the Valley of the Communities. Multimedia displays portraying various experiences of Jewish life and the Jewish world that was lost during the Shoah served as the backdrop for the concert, amplifying the special atmosphere of the night. During the concert, many musical pieces were played, among them the ageless niggunim that accompany the Jewish people through the generations, in grief and in celebration.
The familiar songs were played by some 70 musicians from master classes in Israel and abroad that gathered in Israel for the Jerusalem International Klezmer concert. The concert was also endowed with music-and-prayer pieces performed by IDF Chief Cantor Lt. Col. Shai Abramson.
"Mashiv Haruach: From Safed to Jerusalem" was supported by Israel's Ministry of Education, in cooperation with the Jerusalem Klezmer Master Class Association and Jerusalem Municipality.