Jun

6 2024

What Do I Do with All This Heritage? Live Theater Presented on Zoom

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

VIRTUAL Program Jewish Federation of the Berkshires 196 South St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
4134424360

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin
4134424360
dlitwin@jewishberkshires.org

Virtual program. Please register by clicking HERE

Zoom link will only be provided to registered attendees TWO DAYS BEFORE the program.   Please watch your email for it.

What Do I Do with All This Heritage? offers stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking as audiences journey into the lives of Asian Jews revealing their true stories of struggle and perseverance in trying to hold two age-old traditions in their hearts. A cast of professional actors bring to life funny stories of food, heartbreaking stories of isolation, and triumphant stories of understanding that “all this heritage” doesn’t dilute one’s Asian or Jewish identities but strengthens both. These autobiographical stories explore the struggles of patrilineal Asian Jews’ search for acceptance, adoptees finding their authentic selves, how mixed-race and interfaith Jews balance honouring their different traditions, and how Jews by choice explain their spiritual journey to the people around them. It even explores what happens when someone from a historically Jewish community in Asia comes to America and suddenly finds themselves an outsider in their own communities.

Please note this will be a 65 minute Live Theater production presented on Zoom presented by actors from the Go-To Jewish Story Company, The Braid, followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and The Braid