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How the High Holidays Can Lift You Up

| WED, SEP 12, 2018

Let’s take the term “High Holidays” and analyze it together. What association comes to mind with the word ”high”? To me it symbolizes “uplifting” or “ascending.” In Hebrew, the High…

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In Search of Home and Existence

| THU, SEP 06, 2018

I’ll start by gladly announcing: I finally found my apartment! It is only 500 steps away from the 14Y. I counted! Soon I will be able to call this place…

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Musings on Toxic Masculinity and More with Mark Jason Williams

| TUE, AUG 21, 2018

A New York playwright and essayist who writes for The Washington Post, Salon, Out Magazine and more, Mark Jason Williams brings The Other Day to audiences at the Theater at…

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What I’m Not Packing

| MON, AUG 20, 2018

21:00 PM, Freezing Thursday evening, in my Jerusalemite home. My friends are about to arrive for my farewell party, and when they do one letter after the other flood me.…

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A Beginning of a New Journey

| FRI, AUG 10, 2018

Yoni Rechter & Ali Mohar – Cheerful Prophetic Cosmic Song | יוני רכטר ועלי מוהר – שיר נבואי קוסמי עליז What Am I Leaving Behind? Jerusalem, The french hill neighborhood.…

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Bridging Two Different Worlds

| TUE, AUG 07, 2018

This month, we welcome a new member into our vibrant downtown community. I am excited to introduce our new envoy from Israel—Ophir Tal. Ophir, a Shaliach, will begin his two…

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Celebrating National Coloring Book Day

| THU, AUG 02, 2018

Dream in colors never seen before. Be creative. -Anonymous It’s National Coloring Book Day, and as an organization that place artists as the heart of our community we’re excited to…

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BBTF: Teaching Playwrights By Example

| MON, JUL 30, 2018

Roger Gonzalez of LocalTheatreNY speaks with Lenore Skomal, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival Director, about what’s new in 2018, her advice to producers just starting out, and the future of BBTF.…

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PRIDE In Where I Am and What I Do

| THU, JUN 28, 2018

I first came to the 14th Street Y in 2011 to see a play in the Fringe Festival that a friend of mine was involved with. I walked through a…

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Finding a Safe Zone in a Friend

| WED, JUN 27, 2018

I always knew I was gay. There was never a question that my life would look different when I grew up. I would look at families in my community and…

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