Violins of Hope Phoenix
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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE VIOLINS OF HOPE A HUGE SUCCESS!

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The Violins of Hope are back in the  Weinstein's  workshop in Tel Aviv. While they were in Arizona, more than 44,000 people participated in the more than 36 events across the state, including more than 24,000 students.


When we began working on this project nearly three years ago, we knew it would be a wonderful experience for our community. The project was embraced by people of all faiths and through it all, the important messages of hope, tolerance and acceptance resonated.


We could not have executed such a large-scale project without the leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the help and support of so many others:

· Corporate, foundation and individual donors; 

· Incredible collaborating partners;

· Willing volunteers; 

· Knowledgeable educators;

· Talented musicians; 

· And the myriad individuals who offered their expertise and time to make Violins of Hope an incredible and successful experience for all.


And of course, a heartfelt thank you to Amnon, Assi and Avshi Weinstein for sharing their Violins of Hope with us. We will be forever grateful to have had these amazing instruments in our community. The have left a lasting impression that will not soon be forgotten.


With deep gratitude and appreciation,

Julee Landau Shahon – Co-chair

Rachel Hoffer—Co-chair

Alison Johnston – Project manager

Violins by the numbers

· 44,000 total people attended Violins of Hope events during the five-week program. 

· 35,855 Page Views on Violins of Hope Phoenix.com.

· 24,000 students from over 50 schools throughout the Valley as well as in Flagstaff, Sedona and Tucson.

· Over 8,000 people from all races and religions visiting the Violins of Hope Exhibition at Scottsdale Arts.

· 1,800 people visited Amnon Weinstein, the Man behind the Music, photography exhibition at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

· 225 teachers attended VOH professional development workshops.

· 104 volunteers participated as docents and helped at events.

· 100+ Corporate, Foundation and individual donors who supported Violins of Hope.

· 50+ news articles and ads related to Violins of Hope.

· 40 Collaborating Partners.

· 36 Events.

read the violins of hope exhibition guest book

VoH Guest book (pdf)

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Amnon Weinstein's comment in the guest book

  I can't stop wondering in amazement all that is happening here! The project is growing and growing, and I have no words. To add to the beauty and to the success, let me add that this project started small, with lack of confidence, but it grew into an international success led by wondrous (underlined) people from everywhere, and with a diversity of opinions and ways of thinking. With blessings of much success, and with gratitude on the engagement. I am waiting to hear more and more! Amnon Weinstein, Arizona Project, 2019

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Read Letters from our community

letters from the community (docx)

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video of Gil Shaham with Amnon Weinstein

Echoes of Theresienstadt

violins of hope video

Check out this amazing video airing on Cox Media. Featuring Marty Haberer, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Moshe Bukshpan, Executive Director of Red Rocks Music Festival and the Storch family, local residents, who own a Violin of Hope that will be part of the Violins of Hope Exhibition at the Young@Arts Gallery at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The Exhibition  is open February 26-March 24, 2019.

The Main Events

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Concerts

The Violins will be featured in orchestral and chamber concerts throughout the Valley. Our program kicks off with Grammy-award winning violinist, Gil Shaham and the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra on Saturday evening, February 23 and Sunday afternoon, February 24, 2019.  


The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix will pay tribute to Holocaust survivors and those who were lost with a special concert on March 19, 2019 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Tickets on sale now!


Don't miss Shalom Shanghai on March 23rd and 24th at the Arizona Science Center Planetarium. This one-of-a-kind theatrical concert  is based on the memoirs of Jewish musicians who escaped Nazi Germany and found refuge in Shanghai during WWII.

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VIOLINS OF HOPE EXHIBITION - FREE ADMISSION

Come see 21 violins on exhibit and take a trip through history as you hear their stories and those of local survivors and learn about Holocaust.


Our partners, Scottsdale Arts Education and Outreach, are creating an educational and inspiring exhibition featuring videos and docent-led tours. 


The Exhibition will be open February 26-March 24, 2019. 

Hours are: Monday-Saturday 10AM to 5PM; Sunday 12PM-5PM at the Young@Art Gallery, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts





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AMNON WEINSTEIN, THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - FREE ADMISSION

Photographer Daniel Levin captures the violinmaker, Amnon Weinstein, in his workshop as he lovingly restores the Violins of Hope. 


The exhibition will be at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center from February 3 through March 27, 2019. Monday through Friday 10:30AM to 4:30PM.


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Violins of Hope Phoenix

12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, US

(480) 298-9870

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