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Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango: A Poignant Commemoration Of Resilience And Survival

October 18, 2023

In a week that marks the 85th Anniversary of the harrowing Kristallnacht, a powerful and emotionally charged tribute to resilience and survival is set to grace the stage. "Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango," a remarkable project initiated by Dr. Paula David and brought to life by Payadora Tango and Journalist/Producer Dan Rosenberg, promises to be a moving testament to the strength of the human spirit. Presented by The City of Aventura and Yi Love Jewish, this groundbreaking program is poised to take the audience on a journey through history and emotions rarely sung about.

The inspiration behind "Silent Tears" is rooted in the need to address the long-term trauma endured by elderly Holocaust survivors who have lived through unimaginable horrors. Dr. Paula David, a driving force behind the project, launched a poetry program aimed at helping these survivors cope with their painful memories. The result is a hauntingly beautiful fusion of poetry, music, and storytelling that has resonated with audiences worldwide.

The heart of "Silent Tears" beats through the poems, testimonies, and writings of women who survived the Holocaust. These poignant and authentic narratives are coupled with the compelling diary and memoir of Holocaust survivor Molly Applebaum, titled "Buried Words." The fusion of these elements has culminated in a profoundly moving work of art that has already achieved acclaim on the World Music Charts Europe, reaching the coveted #1 spot.

The musical journey offered by "Silent Tears" spans a wide emotional spectrum. From uplifting songs of survival to mournful laments, the program encapsulates an almost indescribable depth of emotion. It offers a rare glimpse into the experiences of those who survived the Holocaust, celebrating their resilience and honoring their memories.

Critics and audiences alike have been moved by the power of "Silent Tears." The Toronto Star describes it as "extraordinary," while Everything Zoomer hails it as "astounding, both musically and conceptually." NPR's Rhythm Atlas calls it "an incredibly moving work of musical art." This remarkable production transcends mere entertainment; it serves as a poignant reminder of the indomitable human spirit.

For those seeking a more immersive experience, VIP tickets priced at $95 are available. VIP ticket holders will enjoy premium seating in the first two rows and an exclusive post-show Meet & Greet Reception with Avi Hoffman and the artists, complete with light food and beverages.

Students and teachers can also partake in this enriching experience with special price level 3 tickets. A Valid Student or Teacher ID is required, and these tickets are open to students aged 18 and under.

"Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango" is scheduled to captivate audiences on Sunday, November 5th, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at just $52.00, making this a remarkable opportunity to witness a unique and emotionally charged performance.

For those interested in securing their seats, Ticketmaster is the official ticketing service for the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets can be conveniently purchased online at: - By phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222 and in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office, which is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. Group sales inquiries can be directed to: (954) 660-6307.

Parking for this event is hassle-free, with FREE parking available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, right in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School. Additionally, valet service is offered for most performances at a rate of $20 per vehicle, with the valet parking area conveniently located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

For those looking to attend this remarkable event, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180. Mark your calendars and be part of this poignant commemoration of history and resilience. "Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango" promises to be an unforgettable experience that touches the heart and soul.

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