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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Echoes in Art: Grief & Hope

a Holocaust Remembrance Service & Program for the Interfaith Community

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Sunday May 12th, 2024
6:30-8:30 PM

Temple Beth Torah
42000 Paseo Padre Pkwy

Fremont, CA

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Tri-City Interfaith Council,

Temple Beth Torah, and East Bay Holocaust Education Center invite you to

Echoes in Art: Grief & Hope

a Holocaust Remembrance Service & Program for the Interfaith Community

Art & Media Exhibit - 6:30pm

Yom HaShoah Service - 7:00 pm

Music of the Holocaust Concert - 7:45 pm

When we dehumanize one another, our world loses art and artists; music and musicians; science and scientists... but most importantly our world loses human beings and humanity. Join us as we seek to remember through our “Music of the Holocaust” Concert played by local Musicians and Educators, Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz, and through viewing a touring Art & Media exhibit developed by East Bay Holocaust Education Center's President and Artist Larry Lagin.

Open to Public - of all religions and those of no religion

Register by Thursday, May 9th at

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Featured Bios

Cookie Segelstein, Featured Violinist

Cookie (Marlene) Segelstein received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Missouri in 1981, and a Master’s Degree in Viola from Yale University in 1984 where she studied with Raphael Hillyer (founding member of the Julliard String Quartet) and the late Jesse Levine. She played under the great Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa at Tanglewood, and studied chamber music with Eugene Lehner  of the Kolisch Quartet. In 1984, Cookie joined the New Haven Symphony where she became Assistant Principal Violist in 1991, a position she held until moving to California in 2010.  In the spring of 2010, she performed a piece commissioned for her by the orchestra and written by composer Mark Kuss, “Viola Concertino”.  Cookie has toured the world with her trio Veretski Pass that specializes in the 19th and 20th Century Jewish instrumental folk music of the Carpathian mountains. They played to a sold out audience at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and regularly tour Germany, Austria and Switzerland, playing concerts and teaching workshops. She recorded the violin music for the Jewish wedding episode of HBO’s “Sex and the City”, has recorded many CD’s as an expert on Jewish violin style, and written many music books of  historical transcriptions. On the board of the San Francisco chapter of American String Teachers Association, and a member of MTAC (Music Teacher’s Association of California), Cookie teaches violin and viola students of all ages and levels in both folk and Classical styles. 

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Joshua Horowitz, Featured Accordionist

Joshua Horowitz, chromatic button accordion, cimbalom and piano, received his Masters degree in Composition and Music Theory from the Academy of Music in Graz, Austria, where he taught Music Theory and served as Research Fellow and Director of the Yiddish Music Research Project for eight years.

He is the founder and director of the ensemble Budowitz, a founding member of Veretski Pass and has performed and recorded with Itzhak Perlman, The Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Theodore Bikel, Ben Goldberg, Rubin and Horowitz, Brave Old World, Adrienne Cooper and Ruth Yaakov. His music was recently featured in the British film, “Some of my best friends are... Jewish / Muslim”, awarded the Sandford St. Martin Trust Religious Broadcasting Award and is also featured in the new film by Jes Benstock, "The Holocaust Tourist". 

His recordings with Veretski Pass, Budowitz, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Rubin & Horowitz and Alicia Svigals, have achieved international recognition and he is the recipient of more than 40 awards for his work as both composer and performer.

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