THURS. JAN 21 | Post-Show Discussion Featuring Noa Baum and Rabbi David Shneyer in Conjunction with
Following the 8:00PM performance, join us for a discussion involving panelists Noa Baum and Rabbi David Shneyer.
RABBI DAVID SHNEYER
Reb David Shneyer, founder and director of Am Kolel, studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in Israel, earning degrees in Judaic studies from Rutgers Unversity and Baltimore Hebrew College. Reb David received his “semicha” ordination from the Aleph Seminary founded by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shlomi. The past president of Ohalah, the Rabbinic Association of Jewish Renewal Rabbis, Reb David is also accomplished musician and composer of new liturgical music. He is a founder of Jews United for Justice, active in the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Rabbis for Human Rights and J Street. Reb David he is also the spiritual leader of Kehila Chadasha a havurah-fellowship community based in Bethesda, Maryland.
Born and raised in Israel, Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller who uses her art to build bridges of peace and understanding. Her stories, drawn from diverse cultures but primarily from her own Jewish heritage and personal experience, highlight our similarities, celebrate our differences, and encourage curiosity, awareness, and acceptance. Noa' s storytelling seeks to build bridges of peace and understanding. Her one-woman show, A Land Twice Promised – her personal dialogue with a Palestinian woman – is a moving tapestry of memories that illuminate the complex and contradictory history and emotions that surround Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians alike. For Noa, story is both performance art and tool for change. Her work has been seen in Turkey, Sweden, Israel, the UK, and the United States. She has performed for audiences as diverse as the World Bank, prestigious universities, inner city schools, and detention centers. Highlights include: The Department of Defense, The Kennedy Center, The Mayo Clinic for Humanities in Medicine, The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough TN, AARP, the Securities & Exchange Commission, George Washington University Law School, Brandeis, Brown and Stanford Universities, hundreds of schools and congregations nation wide and the DC Capital Fringe. Her newest CD, Impossible to Translate But I’ll Try – True Life Israeli Stories, won a 2014 Storytelling World Award. She is also a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award winner. Her stories have been published in two collections, Mitzvah Stories – Seeds for Inspirations and Learning and New Mitzvah Stories For The Whole Family (Reclaiming Judaism Press, 2011 and 2014). Noa has been awarded numerous Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. The Washington Jewish Week voted her as one of 10 most interesting local Jews. Her memoir A Land Twice Promised – An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace, is due to be published in June 2016 (can be already be pre-ordered on Amazon).
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