OK! We have been poultry free for a while! However, it is only recently that we have adopted the practice of casting beach stones instead of bread crumbs in our tashlikh ritual. The tossing of bread on the waters is no longer considered appropriate as it violates modern understanding of appropriate wildlife feeding.
Penny Tennenhouse has provided the newsletter with some lovely pictures of this year’s Emanu-El tashlikh.
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October 25, 26, 28 at 7 pm 925 Balmoral Road — Soprano Miriam Kralil and the Aventa Ensemble will perform Ayre, a one-hour opera, composed by Jewish Argentinean Osvaldo Golijov and produced by Pacific Opera Victoria (POV). All three performances take place at The Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, Victoria at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 25, Friday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 28. Ticket prices (general seating) Adult $35, Student $15. Limited tickets per show: purchase tickets from Pacific Opera Victoria Box Office, call 250-385-0222 or www.pov.bc.ca…
Continue reading Ayre: a song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov
Sunday, October 7, 1461 Blanshard Street — Our own Bema productions will hold auditions for its newest venture—a Readers Theatre Festival to be held during the last weekend of January 2019. We are looking for readers for the following three plays.
Sperm Count by Stephen Orlov
This comedy-drama set in North America is about a Jewish writer who seeks help from a Palestinian doctor to solve his infertility problem. And of course David Stein’s burned-out wife, his Holocaust-survivor father, and a sperm figment of his imagination all come along for the roller coaster ride into the bizarre world of reproductive technology.
- 1 woman, 39 years old and 4 men–15 to 20, 40s, 50s and 75 years old
And A Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade
This is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the ‘Jewish city’ established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty—playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper—all at the peril of being executed. Their actual poems and stories are woven into a fast-paced drama, evoking the universality of children caught in the insanity of war.
- 4 girls 8 to 16 years old and 4 boys 10 to 17 years old
Exquisite Potential by Stephen Kagan
It’s 1979. Alan and Laura Zuckerman are visiting their Rabbi to discuss the naming service for the new child they’re expecting. However, Alan surprisingly announces that he thinks their 3 year-old son is the Messiah. Flash forward to 2009—the son is now grown up—was he right? Exquisite Potential tells the story of parental expectations, hopes, dreams, and our desires and fears about reaching our own potential.
- 2 to 4 men (early 30s), 1 to 2 women (early 30s) and one young child
Please email Zelda Dean for further details and/or audition times (include resume and photo).
Tuesday, 2 October 4:30 pm David Strong Building, Room C122 — Prof. Jan Grabowski from University of Ottawa is a renowned Holocaust historian whose award-winning book Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland focuses on Polish-Jewish relations during WWII. Recently Polish authorities attempted to impose harsh legal measures for those found guilty of “slandering the good name of the Polish nation.” In this talk, Grabowski discusses this brazen attempt to legislate the history of the Holocaust as well as how his own research positions itself in these debates.
Free & open to everyone: seating is limited. For disability accommodation call 250-721-7320.
Saturday, September 29, 6:30 pm at 1934 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton — The Victoria Multifaith Society and the Victoria Hindu Parishad and Cultural Center will again present the music-filled devotional evening One Spirit, Celebrating our Faiths Together, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 1934 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton. The arts-based presentations of prayers, chants and music will be followed by an Indian meal and time to socialize. All are welcome!
Beginning September 23, 10:30 am at Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne Street —
Come and Share Your Opinions with us at the Max Gross Jewish Discussion Group in the Jewish Community Centre, 3636 Shelbourne St. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 10:30 to 12 noon. Our new season begins on September 23 when we will discuss Is the “Nation State Law” consistent with a democratic Israel?
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