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Silent Tears and Thieves of Dreams: Music of the Shoah

: A performance of Thieves of Dreams: Songs of Theresienstadt’s Secret Poetess at Neuberger Holocaust Education Week, 2022. Photo by Liora Kogan for the Toronto Holocaust Museum.
May 29, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Partner program Partner program Performance Performance

“Payadora’s Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango” is an award-winning concert program based on testimonies of women in Canada who survived the Holocaust.


Lenka Lichtenberg’s “Thieves of Dreams: Songs of Theresienstadt’s Secret Poetess” is a Juno Award-winning album based on poetry that Lenka’s grandmother had written while imprisoned at Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust.

After touring the world, these two award winning projects come together for this rare concert event with special guest Aviva Chernick.


Come together for an evening of exquisite music, moving from the delights of falling in love to the horrors suffered at the hands of tyrants. Celebrate the survival and resilience of the women whose stories and poetry are the basis for these projects.


Sponsored by the Singer Family, in loving memory of Sylvia and David Singer z”l.

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM




Hendeles Chapel, Beth Tzedec Congregation

1700 Bathurst Street

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