They Played for Their Lives

Sunday, January 27, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Temple B'nai Israel
4901 North Pennsylvania Avenue

This documentary is free to attend and open to the entire community.
Children in seventh grade and above are welcome to attend as long as they are
accompanied by an adult. 

Preregistration from this Eventbrite link is required for attendance; please be sure
to print and bring your confirmed Eventbrite ticket for admittance.

Through intimate interviews and live performances, They Played for Their Lives artfully portrays how music saved the lives of young musicians. Playing music in the ghettos and concentration camps not only fostered spiritual strength within themselves and others, but often proved a bargaining tool that spared their lives. The documentary follows the personal narratives of eight survivors. At the end of the war their lives unfold in surprising ways, yet music remains at the core of their memory and legacy. 

This program has been generously underwritten by

Mary & Larry Trachtenberg.

The Jewish Federation and Temple B'nai Israel are

co-sponsoring this special program.