28 2024

Yearning to Breathe Free: Live Theater Presented on Zoom

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

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

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin

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.

Coming to America from across the globe, we are one Jewish spirit. Experience a dozen true, contemporary Jewish immigrant stories performed by professional actors that explore leaving one's home for a new nation.

Acclaimed memoirist and novelist André Aciman reveals the ironic pain of celebrating a seder while he and his family are being forced out of their home in Egypt. An American adoptee from China discovers surprising inspiration in a nearby bridge that connects her own story with that of her Jewish grandparents from the Balkans. In a hilarious tale, two Chilean parents struggle to learn strange, new Jewish customs when their daughter marries an Ashkenazi American man. And a Ukrainian woman feels the comfort of Jewish tradition as echoes of her family home still reverberate in her soul. 

Enjoy these plus many other stories of deep yearning and bold dreams.

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, This unique artform sits at the intersection of storytelling and theatre, where professional actors perform true stories curated—or "braided"—around a theme followed by a moderated Q&A session.followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and The Braid