Save the date
August 16, 2020
The Rhodes/Cos Memorial Committee of Seattle Presents
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)
LOCATION: Online access information to be provided at a later date.
RSVP: click here
*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
THE 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
AMERICAN SEPHARDI FEDERATION
CONGREGATION OR VESHALOM, ATLANTA
TEMPLE MOSES, MIAMI
TEMPLE TIFERETH ISRAEL, LOS ANGELES
SEPHARDIC HEBREW CONGREGATION, CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
KEHILA KEDOSHA JANINA, NEW YORK
MUSIC OF REMEMBRANCE, SEATTLE
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.