Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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

Tue. Oct 14
7:00 PM
A Shmita Seder  Nati Passow, a founder of the Jewish Farm School, and Rabbi Robert Leib , of Old York Road Temple- Beth Am will lead us in a seder
Wed. Oct 15
10:00 AM
Old York Road Templ- Beth Am welcomes Dr. Sam Krinsky as he explores the concept of time through scientific and religious lenses. 10:00 a.m.
Thu. Oct 16
7:00 PM
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will watch and then discuss this movie, described as a tragicomedy, about two Israeli car salesmen and their effort to sell a rare Lincoln Continental limousine.
Sat. Oct 18
9:00 AM
Coffee, bagels and discussion
Sat. Oct 18
10:00 AM
Students in grades 4 to 7 and their families are invited to an interactive Shabbat B'Yachad service at 10:00 a.m. For more information call 215-886-8000.

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