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June 27, 2017

Party till morning at Tel Aviv’s White Night

“Annual end-of-June festival offers up a cornucopia of art, performances, live music and international foods…

In Hebrew, “white night” means a night with no sleep, but there’s an added connotation in Tel Aviv, which is known as the “white city” and was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 2003 for its unusual collection of white buildings designed in the Bauhaus style.

The German architectural school emphasized functionality and inexpensive building materials, ideas that were brought to the city in the 1930s by German Jewish architects fleeing Europe.

Fittingly, White Night offers opportunities to celebrate the city and its history. Following is a selection of events, with a full listing available at the municipality website…”

May 4, 2017

Richard Tucker and Robert Merrill: “To Life, To Life, Lechaim!”

Выдающиеся американские оперные певцы, ведущие солисты Метрополитен- опера Ричард Таккер (Рубин Тикер) и Роберт Меррилл (Мойше Миллер) исполняют в концерте фрагменты из мюзикла Д.Бока “Скрипач на крыше”.

April 19, 2017

10th International Conference “Jews in a Changing World” in Riga

April 26 – April 28

Museum “Jews in Riga”, Skolas 6, 3-rd floor, Riga


March 22, 2017

Ramona Jaffe meistarklase Vācijā

Ramons Jaffe

Ramons Jaffe: “Dear young cellists, I would like to invite you to my masterclass from 17th – 21st April at the International Festival Music Island in St. Blasien/Germany. There is an opportunity to play as a soloist with the Taurida Int. Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg and to take part in the competition of the festival. Thanks for sharing the information to other colleagues!”

March 13, 2017

German Foundation to Help Jewish Heirs in Search for Nazi Looted Art

A sculpture by Reinhold Begas, “Susanna,” that was also originally part of the Rudolf Mosse collection. Credit Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

“Shortly after the Nazis rose to power in Germany in 1933 the family of a prominent newspaper publisher there fled to France, leaving behind an eclectic art collection that included Benin bronzes, Egyptian antiquities and 20th-century realist paintings. The works were confiscated, many were auctioned and most have been presumed lost.

Now a partnership including German museums, university researchers and the descendants of the publisher, Rudolf Mosse, will search for the plundered works as part of a two-year contract that the Mosse heirs have signed with the Freie Universität Berlin…”

January 7, 2017

6. janvārī pirms 25 gadiem Latvija & Izraēla nodibināja diplomātiskās attiecības


November 29, 2016

Marģers Vestermanis: “75 gadus esmu gaidījis, lai Latvijas sabiedrība teiktu, tie arī ir mūsējie”

Marģers Vestermanis ar kundzi

Marģers Vestermanis ar kundzi

Vēstule no Marģera Vestermaņa (sociālajā tīklā facebook citē Lolita Tomsone):
(English translation under the Latvian original.)


Esmu piedzīvojis Rumbulas un Biķernieku šausmas, kur gāja bojā visi mani mīļie, visa mana ebreju pasaule. 75 gadus esmu gaidījis, lai Latvijas sabiedrība teiktu, tie arī ir mūsējie. Esmu laimīgs, ka gara mūža galā esmu šo brīņišķīgo brīdi sagaidījis.

Paldies Jums visiem labiem cilvēkiem. Cik labi apzināties, ka esam visi kopā.

Dr.hist.Marģers Vestermanis, viens no nedaudzajiem holokaustā izdzīvojušiem.”

A letter from Marģers Vestermanis (from the blog of Lolita Tomsone at facebook)
„Dear friends,
I have lived through the horror of Rumbula and Biķernieki, where all my loved ones, all of my Jewish world persihed. I have waited 75 years for the Latvian society to say – these are also our people. I am happy that at the end of my long life this wonderful moment is finally here.
Thank you to all of you, good people. It feels so good to know, that we are all together.
Dr. hist. Marģers Vestermanis, one of the few Holocaust survivors.”

August 17, 2016

Fyvush Finkel (09.10.1922.-14.08.2016.)

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (New York, USA) mourns the loss of the oustanding actor Fyvush Finkel z”l.
Here he is from NYTF’s Hanukkah concert 2013, singing “To Life” with another giant, Theodore Bikel z”‘l.
May their memories be a blessing.

August 5, 2016

David Silberman: “I realized that I’d have to rely on my own resourcefulness and fund the project myself”

David Silberman

David Silberman

“The year was 2001 and I participated in an international gathering of Latvian Jews where a memorial to the executed Jews of Latvia and from Germany and other European countries was dedicated in Bikernieki Forest. The solemn mourning ceremony and the superb architectural concept were exceptionally moving.

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July 23, 2016

23 июля 1914 года родился Михаил Александрович

Лауреаты и члены жюри

Лауреаты и члены жюри

На фото: лауреаты и члены жюри конкурса молодых вокалистов имени Михаила Александровича, проходившего в Риге в 2014-2015гг.

В этом году состоится Третий Рижский фестиваль еврейской музыки имени Михаила Александровича.

На видеозаписи: Михаил Александрович в Москве, репетиция и концерт в Большом Зале Московской Консерватории, 1997 год. Благодарим за редкую запись нашего друга, замечательного московского дирижера Александра Цалюка!

Cantor Mikhail Alexandrovich in Moscow, the rehearsal and the concert, 1997.
Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Moscow Grand Choral Synagogue.
The Moscow Male Jewish Choir at the Cantorial Art Academy.
Artistic leader-Vladimir Pliss
Conductor-Alexander Tsaliuk
Director-Leopold Kaymovsky
Piano part-Mikhail Segelman
Soloists: Marat Galiachmetov, Boris Finkelshteyn, Gia Beshitaishvili, Andrey Andrianov, Leonid Bomshteyn, Vilya Polonsky.

The Moscow ansamble of Jewish Music “Mitzvah”,
Artistic leader-Victor Lenzon.
Violin-Alexander Bronveyber,
Clarinet-Robert Atoyan.

Video operators-Gregory Stambolsky, Boris Tsaliuk.
Recorded live, Moscow, 1997.