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"Before Sleep," a piano recital by Renan Koen

Sunday, August 16, 2020 | 10:30am (PT) | Livestream via Zoom and Facebook | More Info & To Register 

A commemorative recital by world-renowned Sephardic pianist Renan Koen presented from the historic Italian Synagogue of Istanbul. Program includes special greetings from the Chief Rabbi of Turkey (Hakham Bashi), Rabbi Ishak Haleva, and a traditional "Hashkavah' memorial prayer for the Sephardic communities of Greece and the Balkans destroyed in the Holocaust. 

This annual event has, for 10 years, been held at the Congregation Ezra Bessaroth of Seattle. This year our memorial program, featuring Ms. Koen’s recital, will be presented virtually, allowing friends and communities from around the world to join us.

Co-sponsors: Congregation Ezra Bessaroth | Lela & Harley Franco | Holocaust Center for Humanity |  Sephardic Studies Program | Stroum Center for Jewish Studies - University of Washington |  Sephardic Bikur Holim |  Seattle Sephardic Network | Kline Galland Community Based Services | Sephardic Brotherhood of America | Sephardic Educational Center