Six writers, six ways to reveal truths
By Eve Bilger
For Jewish Journal
On May 23, Valley Beth Shalom hosted an event designed to inspire the creation of new Jewish comedy and drama, and encourage the ongoing tradition of Jewish creativity and invention.
By David Suissa
For Jewish Journal
For almost two hours, professional actors performed mini-plays that dealt, in dramatic ways, with the kind of subjects I often hear about in sermons and classes. The only difference is that here, I was spellbound. I couldn’t keep my eyes off the performers or wait to hear the end of the stories.
Saffron and Rosewater: Stories of Iranian Jewish Women
By Jessica Youseffi
For Shofar Magazine #169
While these tales may speak to a particular sub-group, they are universal immigrant stories; how to assimilate, how to fit in, and how to keep what you came with. These are stories that almost anyone can relate to, whether you’re Jewish or non-Jewish, European or Middle Eastern, male or female.
Archive project will tell stories of women rabbis
By Lee Chottiner
For the Jewish Chronicle
What started as an idea for a play — also a documentary — about women rabbis has transformed into a project to videotape interviews with these trailblazing clergy from all four streams of Judaism and archive their stories online.
Theater Group Celebrates Women Rabbis
by Iris Mann
For the Jewish Journal
We all know the clichés that characterize the usual depiction of Jewish women — the overbearing Jewish mother, the yenta, the Jewish princess. To promote a more multidimensional portrayal of the modern Jewish woman, a small group established the Jewish Women’s Theatre.
“The Bialy Eaters” In Sherman Oaks
By Cynthia Citron
For the San Diego Jewish World
I can’t begin to tell you how I came to be eating bialys in Claudia Caplin’s beautiful home in Sherman Oaks. It started with an invitation to an At-Homes Salon Theatre to view that new group’s first production: “Pass the Salt: Jewish Women and Food.”