This year our Evening of Holocaust Remembrance will especially recognize those who through art and music have sustained and furthered the memory of the Holocaust. Our speaker will be educator and artist Leora Raikin who is the grand-niece of Lithuanian-Israeli artist David Labkovski. Through his art, Mr. Labkovski powerfully depicted the destruction of his native Vilna.
Participating once again in our program and leading the candle lighting ceremony will be renowned Cantor Chayim Frenkel of Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation in Pacific Palisades, and his talented accompanist, pianist and composer, David Kamenir. Closing reflections will be given by Dr. Gail Stearns, Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel at Chapman University.
Our program will include two exceptional guest artists. Daniel Alfred Wachs is associate professor and director of orchestral activities in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University. He is also the music director and conductor of the Orange County Youth Symphony. Violinist David Lisker grew up in Orange County and went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music and Julliard where he was a protégé of Itzhak Perlman. He is the founder and artistic director of the nonprofit Lisker Music Foundation, which strives to support current and future generations of musicians.
Sponsor: Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education