We are thrilled to be working with Israeli Stage, to be bringing to Eser participants one of our ten innovations, the Innovation of Israel and Zionism. During the course of the program, Israeli Stage, with its cast of five, will perform Apples from the Desert by Savyon Liebrecht. This romantic comedy about Orthodox Sephardic Jewish parents from Jerusalem whose only daughter, Rivka, runs away from home to live on a kibbutz (after discovering her father’s plan to marry her off), will be followed by group discussions about the play’s themes and how they relate to our understanding of Zionism.

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 Eser committee member and group leader Rebecca Price has been working with Israeli Stage on their educational material and is tailoring this session for our program. Rebecca and Eser staff member Elisha Gechter attended an Israeli Stage performance together earlier this year and were very impressed!


Israeli Stage, with Producing Artistic Director and Founder Guy Ben-Aharon at its helm, presents staged readings of Israeli plays translated into English. Allowing audiences to engage with Israel through the medium of performance, Israeli Stage is considered a highlight of Boston’s Israeli cultural scene and its theatre community at large.

We are pleased to be counted among Israeli Stage’s spring performances, which include appearances at Harvard University, MIT, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Brown University/RISD. Check them out at http://www.israelistage.com and join us for Eser before it is too late (registration closes Monday)!


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