December Dialogue: The Refugee Experience as Told Through the Story of a Holocaust Survivor in Words and Music

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817

Come hear the poignant tale of a man who lost his wife and son in the Holocaust, escaped and then returned to Poland as a soldier, and finally faced the situation of being a survivor after the war.  His tale will be told as a story by his daughter, an expert in Yiddish and Yiddish culture, and through music by a renowned guitar virtuoso.  The program will be introduced by a Muslim refugee who will reflect on the implications of the refugee experience.


Featured performers:

  • Dr. Miriam Isaacs, a trained linguist, served as a professor in the Jewish Studies Department at the University of Maryland for sixteen years.
  • Vladimir Fridman, a guitarist originally from Moscow, excels in diverse genres of music, including Klezmer, Russian, jazz and classical (

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