August 16, 2020

The Rhodes/Cos Memorial Committee of Seattle Presents

Holocaust Remembrance

"Before Sleep"

A piano recital by Renan Koen

Renan Koen, a renowned Turkish-Jewish pianist, vocalist, and educator, will be playing select pieces from her album, “Holocaust Remembrance / ‘Before Sleep’” - works by Jewish composers interned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II.  Renan will also present select Ladino pieces from her album, “Lost Traces Hidden Memories,” in tribute to the Sephardic communities of the Balkans that were destroyed in the Holocaust.

The program will also include greetings from Sephardic leaders around the word.

 

DATE:   SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020

 

TIME: 10:30 AM (Pacific Daylight Time)

 

click here to access a recording of the actual event

*This annual event has, for 10 years, been held at the Congregation Ezra Bessaroth of Seattle. This year our memorial program, featuring Ms. Koen’s recital, will be presented ‘virtually,’ allowing friends and communities from around the world to join us.

 

CO-SPONSORS OF THIS YEAR’S RHODES/COS MEMORIAL PROGRAM:

 

CONGREGATION EZRA BESSAROTH

LELA AND HARLEY FRANCO

HOLOCAUST CENTER FOR HUMANITY

SEPHARDIC STUDIES PROGRAM/STROUM CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

SEPHARDIC BIKUR HOLIM

SEATTLE SEPHARDIC NETWORK

KLINE GALLAND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

SEPHARDIC JEWISH BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICA

 

This year we are honored to add

 

CONSULAR BOARD OF THE CHIEF RABBINATE OF TURKEY

ITALIAN SYNAGOGUE OF ISTANBUL (Kahal de los Frankos)

 

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS FOR THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM:

 

RHODES JEWISH HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

SEPHARDIC EDUCATIONAL CENTER

ASF INSTITUTE OF JEWISH EXPERIENCE

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF TURKEY

ITALIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ISTANBUL

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF ATHENS

MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE, SEATTLE

CONGREGATION OR VESHALOM, ATLANTA

TEMPLE MOSES, MIAMI

TEMPLE TIFERETH ISRAEL, LOS ANGELES

SEPHARDI HEBREW CONGREGATION OF ZIMBABWE, HARARE

SEPHARDI HEBREW CONGREGATION OF CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

SEPHARDI HEBREW CONGREGATION OF JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

KEHILA KEDOSHA JANINA, NEW YORK

SEPHARDIC TEMPLE OF CEDARHURST, NEW YORK

SEPHARDIC JEWISH CENTER, NEW YORK

ETZ CHAIM SEPHARDIC CONGREGATION, INDIANAPOLIS

CONGREGATION AHAVATH ACHIM, PORTLAND, OR

SEPHARDIC (RHODESLI) COMMUNITY OF BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY OF MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY OF BUENOS AIRES/ACISBA, ARGENTINA

MENORA - WORLD JEWISH ORGANIZATION FOR YOUTH, ARGENTINA

ASCOM CONFECTIONS (Piano/Audio Sponsor)

 

RHODES/COS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE:

 

LELA FRANCO ~ DEE SIMON ~ PROFESSOR DEVIN NAAR

DAVID BEHAR ~ HANNAH PRESSMAN ~ CYNTHIA FLASH HEMPHILL

STEVEN BARAL ~ JACK ALMO ~ JACK SCHALOUM

ETHAN MARCUS ~ JOANNE ANGEL ~ MUSHKY NOTIK

 

ADMINISTRATIVE/TECHNICAL/PRODUCTION SUPPORT:

ALBERT ISRAEL ~ ETHAN MARCUS~ RICHARD GREENE

SUSAN JENSEN ~ KARA SCHOONMAKER ~ EMILY THOMPSON

EVAN HEMPHILL ~ ROBERT FRANCO

Click here to read an article about our event by Hannah Pressman, of the University of Washington's Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.  

This video presents a brief background on the historic ITALIAN SYNAGOGUE OF ISTANBUL, and good wishes from their leadership to the audience of the August 16th Rhodes/Cos Memorial program, to include Renan Koen’s recital presented from their lovely sanctuary. 

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Rhodes Jewish

Historical Foundation

American Sephardi

Foundation

Congregation Ohr Veshalom

Congregation Ezra Bessaroth

5412 Wilson Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 722-5500 | Email: office@ezrabessaroth.net