Witness the healing power of song with local Holocaust Survivors who share their stories

In April of 2018 Jewish Family Service of Orange County NY embarked on an agency changing program in partnership with Jewish Federation of North America, Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.  Using groundbreaking principals in Person Centered Trauma Informed Care, the lives of over 40 Holocaust survivors and their family caregivers throughout Orange, Ulster, Dutchess and Rockland Counties in New York were enriched.  The stories of our most precious Survivors were shared through music, art, holistic self-care, and nutrition.  Seven of these survivors chose to participate in a songwriting project with SageArts. Survivors were introduced to songwriters, and together they composed songs that celebrated their lives and shared their stories. These seven songs were showcased in “Honoring Holocaust survivors: A Concert of Resilience and Hope” in May 2019. The well attended concert, and the process leading up to the event was documented for a film called We Remember: Songs of Survivors, the documentary, premiering on PBS on April 26, 2022. 

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