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Classical Concerts Soothe the Soul for Holocaust Survivors

DOROT has served Holocaust survivors since its inception in 1976. Thanks to two grants from UJA-Federation of New York and Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), DOROT is able to enrich the lives of Holocaust survivors.

Classical music is a salve for the soul for many people and a meaningful way to connect with Holocaust survivors, many of whom have vision and mobility impairments and find it challenging to access cultural events in person.

Through a partnership with Concerts in Motion, we have provided concerts to home-based seniors. Thanks to this partnership and to a collaboration with the Mannes School of Music, which features talented musicians on piano, violin and clarinet, DOROT has stayed connected to this vulnerable population during the pandemic through a series of virtual classical concerts.

The JFNA grant also enables DOROT to match Holocaust survivors with volunteers to create Legacy Projects that help them reflect on their lives and share their stories and wisdom with younger generations.

Legacy Projects are part of DOROT’s Lasting Impressions programming, which is generously supported by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Volunteers, staff and seniors work together to create oral history projects, documentary films and other multimedia narratives. This program ensures that older adults can record their legacies for loved ones and generations to come.

To learn more about the Holocaust concert series or Legacy Projects call (212) 769-2850.