Last month, VFI was privileged once again to partner with Café Europa in a special event for Holocaust survivors.
This time, we were delighted to welcome all 80 survivors into our own home for a Magical Musical Morning at the Millennium Centre. After a mouth-watering breakfast was served, the entertainment began. Omri Rivlin and Liron Sporta performed Hebrew and English folk and religious songs and English Broadway tunes. Dessert was followed by a moving rendition of the Hatikva.
The director of Café Europa sent us a lovely letter of thanks. She said:
Thank you so much for yesterday. Everyone was talking about how much they enjoyed it and loved to dance. It lightened and cheered everyone and lifted their spirits.
The group. . . sang, clapped, tapped their feet and danced in the aisles. There was lots of joy and fun being had by everyone.
The rendition [of the Hatikva] was made more special by the fact that all 80 Holocaust survivors stood together with Vision for Israel, singing the words to the national anthem, which contains a verse that all Holocaust survivors, personally, understand the true meaning of: "To be a free nation in our own homeland."