An Incredible Celebration With Ted Pearce And Sara Moses
Special Messianic Praise & Worship Concert by Ted Pearce
plus Holocaust Survivor Sarah Moses shares her story
Sunday, July 19, 10am
Castlewood Canyon Church
389 N Castlewood Canyon Road
Franktown, CO 80116
Based in Asheville, NC, Ted Pearce is best known for writing and performing a sub-genre of Christian music known as Messianic Praise & Worship, which features bible verses set to a mixture of Jewish folk, Klesmer, Mizrachi, and Yemenite musical themes. With fifteen releases since 1998, Ted is one of the better-known pioneers of this "new" ancient sound.
In 2002, Ted signed with Galilee of the Nations Records (Sony/BMG/Provident) and began releasing his signature sound world wide. In 2005-2006 he was a member of Messianic pioneer group, Lamb, and Integrity Recording artist Paul Wilbur has covered two songs written by Ted Pearce on his Desert Rain release in 2012.
In 2013-2016 he worked in Warsaw Poland with Producer, Pawel Zarecki, and members of Israeli group Miqedem to produce Cultural Xchange while also working in California with legendary folk producer, Wendy Waldman, to produce t.Roy - Hollywood Sessions.
After taking 2017-2018 off he is currently partnered with Matt McKeown as a producer/artist in Schawarma Records and released "Shehekiyanu" in late 2019 with another project near release for 2020. Stay tuned!
The youngest Jewish children, of no use to the Nazis, were the most targeted for death. They had almost no chance to survive the atrocities of the death camps.
The Jagged Stone is a memoir of one of the very youngest children to survive the horrors of the infamous death camp, Bergen-Belsen,
When Anne Frank died there from Typhus and starvation at age Fifteen, little Sara was just six years old. She was also infected with Typhus, starving and just barely alive. She was found on the floor, unable to move, in very critical condition - a tiny, helpless skeleton among the dead and decomposing bodies.
This heart-wrenching story reveals the degradation, human suffering and unimaginable atrocities of the Holocaust from a unique perspective - as seen through the eyes of a very young innocent child.
In her own words, Sara Moses tells the unique , powerful story of what it was like for her and the rare, incredible way that she survived. Sara also shares the vital lessons that she learned from the Holocaust. She believes those lessons can inspire and motivate people to speak up whenever they witness injustice today- in a world still filled with cruelty, violence and genocide.
Special 9 News Feature Story and Article
9 News video of interview with Sarah Moses:
By Karen Antonacci
April 17, 2017 at 8:02 p.m.
Sara Moses remembers April 15, 1945, vividly even though she was just 7 years old. It’s the day British troops liberated her and thousands of others from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.
Moses told Front Range Community College students in Longmont and members of the public about her harrowing childhood in Nazi-occupied Europe on Monday afternoon.
Moses was 1 year old in 1939 when Nazis attacked her Polish town and began subjugating the Jewish population there.
“We were called the illegals. We were not allowed to talk on the streets. Our homes were taken away from us,” said Moses, now 79.
The Nazis segregated Moses and others into the first Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe, Piotrków, Her father heard a rumor that the Nazis would round up some women and children and send them off to a concentration camp. Her family took a great risk to smuggle Moses under the cover of darkness out of the ghetto and to one of the family’s Christian friends.
When she was smuggled back into the ghetto, she learned that her mother was taken to the Treblinka concentration camp, and gassed in the gas chambers. She and her aunt were separated from her father and sent via cattle train to Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Moses said she was one of the youngest children at the camp, and survived extreme starvation, typhoid and scarlet fever.
“We had roll call, and so I had to go outside even though I was sick with scarlet fever and one of the Nazi guards — a female guard — looked at me closely and I was terrified,” Moses said. “She said she could not believe how much I looked like her daughter with my blonde hair, my blue eyes and even my height.”
The guard snuck her food when other Nazis were not watching. Moses isn’t sure, but thinks the guard may have saved her from being murdered like all the other children who were too weak to work. Moses and her aunt were transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where Anne Frank died weeks before liberation.
The starvation and overcrowding were even worse there, Moses said. She remembered seeing a skeletal person chewing on a bone and envying them. She remembered that she and her fellow Bergen-Belsen prisoners were too weak to carry the dead outside.
“We had to lay on the floor among the dead and decomposing bodies,” Moses said. “We were too weak to go outside (for the bathroom) and so we lay there on the floor in our own filth and covered in lice.”
Moses said she tells her story for all the people who can’t, such as her mother and Anne Frank. She told the students that they must stand up when they see injustice, because silence only strengthens evildoers.
“The silence speaks to the evildoer. It says, ‘It’s appropriate what you’re doing,’ and it speaks to the victims. It says to them, ‘We don’t care about you,'” she said.
Moses now lives in a Jewish senior community in Cherry Creek. She is writing a book of her memoirs, called “The Jagged Stone.”
Karen Antonacci: 303-684-5226, or twitter.com/ktonacci