The Music That Was Saved
Join us for this fascinating program in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023
Songwriters, musicians, and their family members who survived the Holocaust have given us much of the popular music we enjoy today. Join us at legacy midpark on Monday, January 30th at 7:30 pm when we celebrate those who survived and have enriched our lives with their musical gifts. Engaging sing-along event! Let us always rejoice in the wonderful music written by those songwriters whose families were able to survive the Holocaust.
When: Monday, January 30, 2023 at 7:30pm
Instructor: Mark Kreditor
Location: Legacy Midtown Park, 8240 Manderville Ln, Dallas, TX 75231
Mark Kreditor is the grandson of a cantorial student from Ukraine and sang in Synagogue, leading services since he was 8 years old. As a student in Boston, he played piano 5 nights a week in sing-along bars and pubs, where he began to correlate the biographical connections of the Jewish songwriters, their religious upbringing, and the melodic flavors of their songs. While building a residential property management company in Dallas, he also taught music history and lectured around the country about the Jewish songwriters that built the American Songbook. He has spoken annually at The Highland Park Methodist Church in the Rejebian lecture series and at many other churches and Synagogues in the Metroplex. As a songwriter, his original compositions have been featured at area religious day schools and nationally at real estate conferences. He lives in Preston Hollow with his wife Carol, a former executive at Trammell Crow Company. Mark is a past VP of the J Board and is a much-beloved faculty member in The Gesher Program at the Aaron Family JCC in Dallas, dynamic, engaging, and life-changing Jewish learning opportunity at the J! Gesher courses are developed by the Dallas area Rabbis and Educators for JCC Dallas.
He is immediate past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.