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Classrooms Without Borders is excited to bring Dr. Nurit Jugend and her film, “They Played for Their Lives”, to Pittsburgh.

Dr. Nurit Jugend is an Israeli composer and music lecturer at Stanford University. She produced the film “They Played for Their Lives,” a powerful 50-minute documentary about Jewish musicians whose lives were saved in the Holocaust by playing music. The documentary follows the story of eight survivors. The goal of the film is to aid educators in the discussion about history, the Holocaust, human resilience, perseverance, music, and the power of the arts to enable expression and relief in the face of depression, trauma and hopelessness. Joining her will be Frank Grunwald, one of the Holocaust survivors featured in the film, who will play a few songs on his accordion after the screening and answer questions.

This event will take place in Rodef Shalom Congregation’s Levy Hall and is open to the public.

More information and a link to RSVP is coming soon.

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“They Played for Their Lives” Film Screening and Lecture

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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