The Confucius Institute U.S. Center is proud to partner with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington to host an unforgettable presentation featuring lively stories, photos, video and music that celebrate the extraordinary presence of Jews in China.
Register for out talk with Robyn Helzner here
Robyn Helzner radiates a passion for Jewish music that captivates listeners. A leading interpreter of World Jewish Music, Robyn has appeared in concerts in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and throughout North America. The moving story of her underground performances in the Soviet Union, which led to sold-out concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg, was told on the Public Television program, Chanukah–A Celebration of Freedom. Robyn has released five recordings. Hearts Awaken, A Fire Burns, and Signs & Wonders, feature the Robyn Helzner Trio. Clap Your Hands and I Live in the City are beloved by children worldwide. Robyn served as the Cantor for the United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong and officiated at the first bar mitzvah celebrated in Beijing. She currently serves as a cantor at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C. and leads the “Downtown Shabbat” service at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. Robyn also leads Jewish Heritage Tours to China and to Spain.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view the exhibit Jewish Refugees in Shanghai, on loan from the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Musuem, after the event.
“The program was a perfect blend of culture, music, education and entertainment. Captivating!”-Executive Director, Jewish Educators Assembly, Cedarhurst, NY
“My community was thrilled with Robyn Helzner’s program! We could have listened and learned well beyond the time allotted.”-Cantor, Temple Emanuel, Kensington, MD