Today is one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar, where we remember the many Jews lost in the Holocaust. This day has meant more to me this year than in others due to learning about the Holocaust from someone who survived a concentration camp and told me his story in person from his Ottawa home in the summer.
I was talking to former cantor Moshe Krause because he is one of my profile subjects in my upcoming solo show debuting May 10 at the Al Green Theatre. What Moshe has been through, the pain he's endured, the family he lost...it's as heavy as heavy gets, and it was difficult to hear him break down in tears telling me what he went through.
My first solo show will profile six Jewish trailblazers in Ontario, who influenced their respective fields immensely, such as Moshe with Holocaust education (and chazzanut, too). In fact, this 91-year-old singer has been dubbed the youngest cantor of all time, when he took the reins of a synagogue in Budapest when he was 16.
I truly can't wait to tell you more about Moshe's story, and the many other pioneers in Ontario Judaism, on May 10. His story greatly affected me and I know the audience will learn more about resiliency, faith and survival through Moshe's fascinating life.
If you want to learn more about my show, feel free to contact me anytime. I'll be revealing more profile subjects for this show throughout the next few weeks.
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