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Upcoming Events for April/May 2014

  • Through May 4, 2014 at the National Museum of American History: “Camilla’s Purse”: After the death of Holocaust survivor Camilla Gottlieb, her family uncovered a trove of documents in one of her purses.  Those papers are on display, chronicling her harrowing story, not to mention a happy ending, when she was reunited with family in the United Sates after the war.  For more information:
  • Through April 6, 2014 at Theater J:  “The Admission”:  An Israeli homage to All My Sons set in Haifa during the first Intifada. Giora is a young professor engaged to Neta but in love with Samia, the Palestinian daughter of a family friend who becomes troubled when Giora's father's company begins building on the site of a battle that took place 40 years ago. Giora struggles to find the truth about his father's war-time secrets, confronting the causes of his brother's death and how Giora came to incur his own war-time injuries in Lebanon. As Giora's family presses him to look forward, not back, the play asks how we can move forward toward peace while still wrestling with the ghosts of war.  A Workshop Presentation produced in collaboration with the Cameri Theatre and the Arab-Hebrew Theatre of Jaffa.  For more information:

  • Through April 6, 2014 at Washington Hebrew Congregation (3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC): Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington’s newest exhibition, “Voices of the Vigil”. This original exhibition tells the story of the Washington-area Jewish community’s efforts to assist their oppressed brethren behind the Iron Curtain—most notably through a 1970-91 daily vigil across 16th Street, NW, from the Soviet Embassy. Two Beth El congregants, Danny Mann and Jack Minker, were on the committee that helped to develop this exhibit.  For more information:

  • April 10-27, 2014 at Theater J: “Golda’s Balcony”, starring Tova Feldshuh.  A riveting portrait of one of the great women of our time, Golda Meir, Golda’s Balcony is the latest work from Tony® Award-winning playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw), and an award-winning smash that, in 15 sold-out months on Broadway, set the record for the longest one-woman show in Broadway history.  From the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset, the story of Golda Meir is the story of the state of Israel in the 20th century.  For more information:


Congregation Beth El is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism