AlbrightCollegeAudience Moved by Violins of Hope Lecture

Grymes captivated the audience from the very beginning. His book is based on the relationship that Israeli violin builder and restorer, Amnon Weinstein has with these special violins that were played during the Holocaust and Grymes’s presentation was presented in a similar fashion. . . . Grymes was generous in answering questions after his lecture, and I had the chance to see him connect with our audience firsthand during his book signing after the lecture.

– Amanda J. Hornberger
Shalom (The Journal of the Reading, PA, Jewish Community)

Previous Engagements (selected)

Book Festivals

AJC Decatur Book Festival (Decatur, GA)
Ann Arbor Jewish Book Fair (Ann Arbor, MI)
Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors (Winston-Salem, NC)
Center City Literary Festival (Charlotte, NC)
Detroit Jewish Book Fair (Oak Park) (Detroit, MI)
Detroit Jewish Book Fair (West Bloomfield) (Detroit, MI)
Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel & Pomona Valley Book Festival (Arcadia, CA)
San Diego Jewish Book Fair (San Diego, CA)
Southern Festival of Books (Nashville, TN)
St. Louis Jewish Book Festival (St. Louis, MO)

Colleges and Universities

Albright College (Reading, PA) – Richard J. Yashek Holocaust Memorial Lecture
Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
Florida Gulf Coast University (Ft. Myers, FL)
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)


The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference (Washington, DC)
American Musical Instrument Society Annual Meeting (Williamsburg, VA)
American Musicological Society, Southeast Chapter Meeting (Keynote Address) (Boone, NC)
American String Teachers Association National Conference (Louisville, KY)
College Music Society National Conference (Cambridge, MA)

Community Organizations

Cincinnati Museum Center (Cincinnati, OH)- Insights Lecture Series
The Cleveland Orchestra (Cleveland, OH)
Insight through Education (Palm Beach, FL)
Junior League of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Museum of Science and History (Jacksonville, FL)
Richmond Symphony (Richmond, VA)
Ruth Remnant Ministry (Dothan, AL)
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (Villa Maria, PA) – Annual Nostra Aetate Lecture

Holocaust Centers and Museums

The Anne Frank Center USA (New York, NY)
Birmingham Holocaust Education Center (Birmingham, AL)
Holocaust Education Resource Council (Tallahassee, FL)
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (Cleveland, OH)
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (Montreal, Canada)
Tennessee Holocaust Commission (Nashville, TN)

Jewish Community Centers and Federations

Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN)
Jewish Federation of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee (Sarasota, FL)
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (Norfolk, VA)
Weinstein Jewish Community Center (Richmond, VA)

Temples and Synagogues

Beth Israel Congregation (Jackson, MS)
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (New York, NY)
Temple Emanu-El (Birmingham, AL)
Temple Emanuel (Winston-Salem, NC)