Enter the High Holy Days with Selichot & The Jewish Women’s Theatre
6:30 pm – Havdalah in Martin Meyer Reception
7:00 pm – Performance by Jewish Women’s Theatre in Martin Meyer Sanctuary
8:15 pm – Selichot Service
About Jewish Women’s Theatre
In the fall of 2008, Jewish Women’s Theatre debuted in the backyard of a home in California with the expressed purpose of giving voice to Jewish women on stage. Until then, no theater company in America had pledged to welcome and encourage contemporary stories by Jewish women and to adapt them theatrically, giving them life in front of a live audience. “We are a people of the book,” we reasoned. “What if we focused on the word, the text, the story? What if we revived the age-old tradition of salons: women hosting culture of the day in their homes?” Sparing the expense of a theater, sets, costumes, and props meant we could fully focus on presenting powerful stories in unexpected and convenient venues, reaching many more local neighborhoods.