Join Rabbi Rubinstein as he interviews singer-songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld about his upcoming multimedia rock-opera, Iron & Coal, which takes its inspiration from his father’s memoir of being a Holocaust survivor.
A searing rock-opera, Iron & Coal zeros in on the relationship between a father and son in the shadow of the Holocaust. Composer and performer Jeremy Schonfeld weaves together his personal experiences with excerpts from his father’s memoir Absence of Closure. The ghosts of a vanished world mix with the present, brought to life through animation, a rock band, an orchestra, and multigenerational choruses to celebrate the indomitable spirit of our ancestors and the legacy we carry with us.
Schonfeld will talk about his creative process in bringing Iron & Coal to life, the history of his family during and immediately following their internment at Auschwitz, and will perform numbers from the show.