The “In Memory of 6 Million” movie/concert has been cancelled for this year and will take place in 2021 due to COVID-19. In the interim, I will be hosting a series of OUTDOOR mini-movie/concerts this summer which will take place on the grounds of the Bender JCC of Greater Washington (on the grassy area to the right and in front of the JCC entrance), 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD 20852.
The movie/concerts will begin with opera singer Jacqueline Neimat performing the Israeli and U.S. National Anthems (Opera singer Faith Schneiderman will perform at a later date). The program will alternate between Holocaust survivors bearing witness, music by four Holocaust composers, and clips from movies that reflect the Jewish experience: Exodus; Schindler’s List; The Ten Commandments; Ben Hur; and Fiddler on the Roof. As their dramatic content unfolds on the screen, the orchestra will perform their powerful musical themes. The movie/concerts will conclude with a compilation of music well known and loved by the Jewish people.
The maximum attendance (at present, 50) will be whatever Montgomery County requires. There will be assigned parking and seating for your convenience according to social distancing requirements. Masks are MANDATORY.
You must bring your own chairs as well as refreshments. CLEAN-UP is MANDATORY. There will be NO RESTROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19. These requirements will increase your safety and enjoyment!
The movie/concerts will be 60 minutes long (7:00 - 8:00 PM) with 40 minutes of music and 20 minutes of conversation. The mini movie/concert dates are:
Tuesday, August 11 (rain date, Thursday, August 13);
Tuesday, August 18 (rain date, Thursday, August 20);
Tuesday, August 25 (rain date, Thursday, August 27).
The purchase of tickets will be your contribution to this extraordinary series of movie/concerts with a $25.00 minimum. Free tickets, courtesy of our sponsors, are available depending on need. For more information regarding tickets (purchased and free) or about the movie/concerts, please contact me at (240) 370-2010 or visit our website at: www.inmemoryof6million.info.
You will want to sign up immediately for this popular series! I look forward to seeing you there!
With warmest regards,
H. David Meyers