Jewish Life

A Yom Kippur Meditation

| TUE, SEP 18, 2018

Kabbalah teaches that the prayers of the downtrodden open a window in the heavens to allow our prayers to ascend because of the depth of prayer of the broken-hearted. On…

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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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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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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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The Jacob Play

| FRI, MAY 18, 2018

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

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The Sarah Play

| FRI, MAY 18, 2018

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

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The Rebecca Play

| THU, MAY 17, 2018

The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of…

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The Abraham Play

| THU, MAY 17, 2018

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

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The Abraham Play

| WED, MAY 16, 2018

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

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