News Highlights Frauenstimmen: Women’s Voices from the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp
Join Cantor Lynn Torgove, the director of the Hebrew College Cantorial Program, on Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Israel of Boston for a special evening of music based on the lives of seven women prisoners at the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, the only camp built exclusively for women in Nazi Germany. The performance will feature the music that the women of Ravensbruck sang and composed, as well as songs from the cabaret, films, and popular music of Weimar Germany, Austria, and Central Europe.
The original cast of that production in 2011 was made up almost entirely of Hebrew College rabbinical and cantorial students. This coming Sunday, some of those original performers will be on stage: Rabbi Suzie Jacobson, who is sponsoring this production at Temple Israel, Cantor Elise Barber, and Cantor Torgove; Cantor Becky Khitrik is the music director and will be playing the clarinet; Amy Lieberman will also be performing, as well as Cantor Alicia Stillman from Temple Israel, and two other talented performers and musicians in Erica Brookhyser and Adah Hetko.
The event is free and open to the public.