Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776
Organization:
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
Cost:
Free

Location

971 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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Defiant Kindness

April 22, 2014 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m., Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will host a performance of Defiant Kindness, a one-man show that explores fictional tools for mental survival during the Holocaust, as well as its aftermath.
As the show opens, Jake, a cantorial intern, is unexpectedly thrust into the lead role for the Kol Nidre service. Wrestling with diminished confidence, Jake visits the rabbi, Leo, who survived concentration camp imprisonment as a teenager. As Jake and Leo share their life stories, Jake is bolstered; and he and Leo discover a revelation from the past that profoundly links them.
Written by congregant Harriet Gomon and starring local actor Kevin Rodden, the one-act theatrical piece incorporates segments of humor that serve as counterpoint to the horrors of the Shoah.
This presentation of Defiant Kindness is sponsored by Beth Am’s Lincow Institute for Adult Jewish Studies in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 28).
An earlier version of this play was presented at the Adrienne Theater in June 2013.
There is no charge for this event and members of the community are invited to attend.

More Events from Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

Mon. Sep 26
7:30 PM
The monthly Photography Club of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will meet at 7 p.m. Photographers of all levels and skills are welcome. Call 215-886-8000.
Wed. Sep 28
7:00 PM
Enjoy an evening of mah jongg with the Sisterhood of Old York Road – Temple Beth Am at 7 p.m.,  For more information call 215-886-8000.
Thu. Sep 29
9:30 AM
Weekly one-hour class.
Fri. Sep 30
7:30 PM
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am welcomes Shabbat with a musical Shabbat service featuring the Beth Am Adult Choir  7:30 p.m. September Anniversaries will be honored.
Sat. Oct 1
9:00 AM
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