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Storahtelling is a fresh fusion of storytelling at New York City
By Amichai Lau-Lavie

STORAHTELLING: Jewish Ritual Theater Revived

Storahtelling is a fresh fusion of storytelling, Torah, contemporary performance art, and traditional ritual theater. Founded in 1998, our New York City-based company consists of young artists and educators promoting an informed, inclusive, and dynamic Jewish culture. www.storahtelling.org  


Join us and wrestle with the meaning of "Israel" following in the footsteps of Jacob as he limps into history with the help of a mysterious visitor. Storahtellers Amichai Lau-Lavie, Naomi Less, Isaac Everett, and Rami El Aasser present a ritual performance of the weekly Torah Portion, Vayishlach, spiced with traditional Hebrew chanting, dramatized English translation, live music, and audience interaction. ASL Interpretation provided through by Temple Beth Ami's Deaf Access Committee.

Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 3:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Info: 301-840-0200


Hot off the runways of Canaan, dive headfirst into the technicolor dreamscape of Joseph, one of history’s favorite sons. Join Storahtellers Amichai Lau-Lavie, Franny Silverman, Aylam Orian, Yoel Ben-Simhon, Brian Gelfand, and special guest Cantor George Mordechai for a ritual performance of the weekly Torah Portion, Vayeshev, spiced with traditional Hebrew chanting, dramatized English translation, live music, and audience interaction.

Join us after the performance for a special Havdallah as we mark the separation of Shabbat from the week, the sacred from the mundane, and the past from the future with music, stories, spices, fire, and wine.

This event is part of Synagogue 2000’s Conference: Netzotzot Kedushah: Releasing the Holy Sparks in Your Synagogue.

Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 4:00-6:00 pm FREE
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, NYC
257 West 88th St. (btw Broadway & West End Ave.)
Info: 212-787-7600


Unwrap the reason for the season with a sacred music celebration fusing the diverse holiday traditions of Jews and Christians from around the world. Light up the 2nd night of Chanukah with live music, dj dancing, and wine bar.

Featuring: Yoel Ben-Simhon, Isaac Everett, Shira Kline, Naomi Less, Jeannine Otis, Katie Horn, Emmanuel Mann, Liron Peled, Ayelet Gottlieb, Katie Horn, Alexandra Christoforakis, Steven Cedermark, Shawn Roberts, The Actors Temple Band

MC: Amichai Lau-Lavie
December 20, 2003 at 8:00pm
$15 general admission
$10 seniors/students
Free for Actors Temple members
at the Actors Temple, NYC
339 West 47th Street (between 8th & 9th)

TEXT AND THE CITY: A discourse on intercourse

A weekly dose of unexpected tales from the annals of Jewish mythology, exploring the lesser-known sexual history of Western culture. Join Amichai Lau-Lavie for a drop in, interactive study salon, analyzing Biblical, Talmudic, Kabalistic and contemporary texts.

Wednesdays, October 22, 2003-June 10.04 at 6:30-8pm
In The Lounge at the Actors Temple, NYC
339 West 47th Street (between 8th & 9th)
Free admission

You are invited to join the first meeting of
Wednesday, December 17,2003 at 8:30-10:00pm

The Queer Theology Salon (QTS) is a new project presented by the Nehirim Initiative for LBGT Jews (a project of the Adva Center for Jewish Culture and Spirit www.nehirim.org.) and co-sponsored by Storahtelling: Jewish Ritual Theater Revived. QTS is a participatory group devoted to constructing an authentically queer Jewish theology based on an engaged reading of Jewish texts and a grounding in queer theory and the lives experience of LBGT Jews.

The first meeting features:
Jill Hammer (Sisters at Sinai), presenting homoerotic texts from the Zohar, and
an open discussion led by Jay Michaelson (Nehirim) and Amichai Lau-Lavie (Storahtelling).
The salon meets the third Wednesday of every month
In The Lounge at the Actors Temple, NYC
339 West 47th Street (between 8th & 9th)
Free admission
For more info: jay@nehirim.org  
Attendance is open to all -- we look forward to seeing you on December 17!

Contact Information:

STORAHTELLING: Jewish Ritual Theater Revived
339 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
tel. 212-245-8188
or 888-STORAH-1 (toll free)

Source: Storahtelling

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