4 2013

All the World's a Stage: the Surprising History of Jews and the Theatre

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Temple Anshe Amunim 26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-5910 ansheamunim@gmail.com

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Did you know that West Side Story was originally to have been East Side Story - a tale of forbidden love between a Jewish boy and a Catholic girl?  Did you know the musical score for Candide instructs trumpeters to blow "like a shofar"?  Join Rabbi Josh Breindel for an engaging (and entertaining) exploration of the long association between Jews and the theatre.  Together, we will explore such diverse topics as drama in Jewish worship, Rabbinic perspectives on acting, Yiddish theatre and Jewish contributions to American theatre (with a special focus on Leonard Bernstein).  In addition to being an avid fan (and sometime performer of theatre, Rabbi Josh has offered "talkbacks" and has served as Rabbinic Consultant for productions of the Barrington Stage Company.  Please bring your own lunch - dessert and coffee will be served. Cost: TAA members $5; Public: $10