Young musicians hold benefit concert

Alyx Gerber, sophomore student at Ashland High School and B'nai Mitzvah student at Havurah Synagogue, will be holding a benefit concert together with other young musicians to raise money for victims of terror in Israel through the One Family Fund. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, Havurah Synagogue, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.

In a press release Rabbi David Zaslow of the Havurah says, "The Torah teaches us that learning is not enough &

that one must take action in the world. Alyx is doing just that. By raising funds for those who have suffered such tremendous loss in their lives Alyx is translating the wisdom teachings of our heritage into 'Tikkun Olam' which is the Hebrew term for repairing our broken world. Through her music, and the music of the other talented young women who are joining her, these young people give us all hope that the next generation will be the ones who really will see a world that is healed of poverty, war, and pain." Gerber has spent the year studying at the Havurah in preparation for the Jewish coming of age ritual, the Bat Mitzvah. Determined to go above and beyond the required hours for community service, Gerber decided to help the more than 9000 people in Israel injured by terrorists over the past five years. She researched various organizations and chose the One Family Fund.

In addition to Gerber performing her original music, three young violinists of the Ashland Jewish Community will also perform; Abby Young, a 16 year old member of the Youth Symphony, Elana Cooper, a 12 year old member of the Youth Symphony and Esther Aviana Platt, a 10 year old member of the Youth Orchestra. All three young women play with the Siskiyou Violin Ensemble under the direction of Faina Podolnaya.

Tickets are sliding scale $10 adults and $5 for children. All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds will support the One Family Fund in Israel.

For more about the One Family Fund, see .

Call 488-7716.

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