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Sunday, January 20 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Jonah ben Amitai, Inc.: A Theatrical Midrash

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The Book of Jonah is read on Yom Kippur because the rabbis viewed it as a tale of repentance and God’s forgiveness. But it is so much more—and less! It’s an existentialist tale with an abrupt beginning and no satisfying ending. A God and a prophet locked in a parade of self-doubt, wondrous conversions, smugness and outrage, concern and conceit, a toxic employer-employee relationship involving terrible work travel and a three-night stay at the Sheraton Leviathan. A one-man theatrical haftarah.

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Avi Dolgin

Midrashist. Nudnik., Student. Teacher.
Though working for years in mental health and education, Avi kept a background hand in Jewish ritual and midrash. Marriage ceremonies, Bibliodrama, interfaith davening—the usual stuff! One year, hearing another boring haftarah of Jonah, he said, “There has to be a better way to... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm PST