Jewish Actors Workshop (JAWs) is one of the many chavurot (affinity-based groups) that are offered through Havayah: The Teen Community at Temple Beth Elohim. In JAWs, 8th-12th graders gather together weekly to share in their passion and love of theater through a Jewish lens. Each year, JAWs participants study, rehearse, and perform in a Cabaret of musical theatre selections in the fall and a fully staged musical in the spring. This year, we are incredibly excited to present Jason Robert Brown's new musical "13."
One of the magical things about JAWs, Havayah, and Temple Beth Elohim is that building community is at the core of everything we do. While most theater groups are mainly interested in producing plays, that's not really enough for our teens at TBE. The JAWs participants are working with our 12 and 13 year olds in BM3T (The B'nai Mitzvah Magical Mystery Tour) to help them explore what this piece of theater has to offer. The message of 13 is mainly that being 13 is not easy. There's a lot of pressure and a lot of confusion. But 13 also teaches that as long as you stay true to who you really are, everything will work out fine in the end. While life may seem like an overwhelming roller coaster, we keep living it, we keep making choices, and we keep growing.
JAWs also celebrates TBE's close relationship with The Rashi School in Dedham, where many TBE members attend school, and where we present our annual musical production. It's a great gift to be able to work with the talented educators at The Rashi School to create a really meaningful and fun event for the Jewish community each spring. We hope you'll be able to join us at The Rashi School on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm and on Sunday, April 28 at 7pm, completely free of charge. What better way could there be to celebrate the Jewish community in greater Boston than coming out to see the future of our community working together to explore these important messages about growing up and living Jewishly! Click on the image above to view an enlarged version of the flyer, and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the theater!
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Laura Hyman, Director of Havayah and Beit Midrash
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