Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
Kimchee on the Seder Plate | The Braid
The daughter of a South Korean mother and a Jewish father grows up as one of the few school-aged Jews in Tacoma, Washington. On Shabbat, her family substitutes rice for unlocatable challah and kimchi, a Korean cabbage, for the bitter herbs on their Seder plate. Being the daughter of a mixed marriage causes some pain, especially when she visits Israel, where she feels like an outsider, even when she prays at synagogue or a holy place. In frustration, she tries to reject her Judaism, only to find this
impossible. Her surprising career choice ultimately leads her to the pinnacle of Jewish success.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
Up Next in Series 3 | "Forgiveness, Redemption & What it Means to Be Jewish"
Outed | The Braid
A Jewish-American academic writing a book on the Nuremberg trials wins a Fulbright Fellowship and, much to the dismay of her family, decides to spend a year researching and teaching in Heidelberg. Once in Germany, given the topic of her research, she does not broadcast her religion. But on a week...
The Prayers of Other Hearts | The Braid
A female rabbinical student working as a chaplain is called to support a Jewish family whose father has just died. When she enters the hospital room, she is greeted by a sea of long skirts and bearded Jewish men who certainly weren’t expecting a young woman to be with them during this time. Reluc...
Not in a Million Years | The Braid
Screenwriter and playwright Arlene Sarner is the type who holds grudges, especially against her ex-husband, who embroils her in a five-year custody battle over her two sons. Her husband wins the boys’ affections with his limousines, rock-star friends, and relaxed attitude about homework. Arlene i...