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Logo for Lion of Judah in WhiteExclusive Lion of Judah Event

Monday, October 9
7:00 PM EDT - 9:00 PM EDT

LOJE Violins of Hope Event

In-Person Event

Cost: $36


CMU Posner Center
4964 Margaret Morrison St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Exclusive guided tour with Founder and Master Violin Maker, Avshalom Weinstein.

By Invitation Only

Donors who have created a Lion of Judah Endowment will be amongst the first to see and hear instruments rescued from the Holocaust at this exclusive event. Jennifer Poller, a current LOJE holder, will have the honor of playing one of the violins for attendees.

Guided Tour with Violins of Hope Founder and Master Violin Maker

Avshalom Weinstein


Heavy hors d’oeuvres • Wine bar • Dietary laws observed

Please register by noon, Thursday October 5th.


Avshalom Weinstein

Avshalom Weinstein
Violins of Hope, Founder & Restorer

Third-generation Israeli violin maker Avshalom Weinstein, was trained by his father, master violin-maker Amnon Weinstein. Avshalom is the founder of Violin of Hope project together with his father. Violins of Hope refers to the Weinsteins’ collection of instruments with unique stories dating back to Jewish musical tradition and World War II. Both Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein collect these instruments and restore them with love and attention and bring them back to life as concert instruments.
Learn more at www.aviolinmaker.com.

Violins of Hope Presenting Sponsor: The Arthur J. and Betty F. Diskin Fund of the Jewish Federation’s Foundation. Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) participants are women who have established an endowment fund of $100,000 or more in their name.

The Lion of Judah Society consists of women committed to the Jewish values of justice (tzedek) and acts of loving-kindness (gemilut chesed), personally giving annually at least $5,000 to The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Community Campaign.


CMU Posner Center
4964 Margaret Morrison St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Katie Metosky
Emma Renfrew
Violins of Hope

Full inclusion is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation welcomes invitees of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.

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