Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
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. Reluctantly, they accept her offer of help, but in a very limited way. As she leaves, the deceased man’s daughter follows her down the hall and asks to borrow her siddur. What transpires is profound and deeply moving.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
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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...
Old Friends | The Braid
A happily married wife, mother, and grandmother receives a surprise Facebook message from her first love, a boy who mercilessly dumped her in high school in Mexico because she was “a Jew, and she killed God’s only son.” Devastated, she spent the next several years wishing every bad thing in the u...
Four Not So Simple Words | The Braid
The power of unconditional love is illuminated when a daughter decides to adopt a new strategy for dealing with her abrasive mother: She will respond only with love. Their subsequent conversations reveal much about the past, and why expressions of love have been so few and far between. The new st...