Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775
Organization:
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
Cost:
Free

Location

971 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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Our synagogue is truly a “Beth Am” – a house of the people. We are a Reform congregation of more than 800 families in Abington, dedicated to creating a warm, inclusive, and stimulating Jewish community. Beth Am's members create deep connections and

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

Sun. Apr 26
9:00 AM
The Sisterhood of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am invites you to bring grocery-size bags or standard-size cardboard filing boxes of your unwanted documents to be shredded for nominal fees, from 10 a.m
Sun. Apr 26
9:30 AM
Nosh on bagels and enjoy a discussion with the Brotherhood of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am at a 9:30 a.m. adult study session.  No prior experience necessary
Mon. Apr 27
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.
Tue. Apr 28
1:00 PM
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information call 215-886-8000.
Wed. Apr 29
10:00 AM
Please join Old York Road Temple - Beth Am's congregant Deena Schuman as she discusses The World of Maimonides; the twelfth-century physician, astronomer, philosopher, and rabbi. 10 a.m.
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