Town & Village Synagogue
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    • April 26, 2015
    • 9:30am Hebrew School Classes
    • 9:30am Morning Minyan
    • 8:pm "Israel Story" Performance

      Israel Story

      or Sipur Israeli, is a new radio initiative aimed at introducing high quality, long-form non-fiction content to, and about, Israel. We began as a small podcast, meant for family and friends. But what followed exceeded our wildest dreams: Within a few months, the show was picked up by Galey Tzahal, Israel’s leading national radio station, and offered a primetime slot. Each of our first season’s eleven episodes reached an estimated audience of hundreds of thousands. The response has been overwhelming. So now, in addition to second Hebrew season (which starts August 23!), we want to share these stories with you – Israel lovers who don’t speak Hebrew. Our upcoming English language mini-series begins August 18, 2014 on Vox Tablet.

      Israelis, we all know, are a nation of storytellers. So in many ways our task was an easy one – to shine a spotlight on the little (and big!) dramas that comprise Israeli life. Our primary goal is to tell the story of a different, diverse Israel: To amplify voices that are rarely heard on the mainstream media, to showcase and celebrate the plurality of local communities and traditions. By bringing you multi-faceted narratives on thought-provoking themes, Israel Story aims to become a refreshing alternative. We don’t want to talk about Bibi, Lapid or Bennett. We’re kind of tired about hearing about the threat of the Iranian bomb or the Security Council resolutions. Instead, we hope to present a cross-section of ‘Israeliness,’ entering communities that are typically sidelined and silenced, and to tell stories that are not aired anywhere else: These are the stories you’d tell a friend over a plate of hummus on a friday afternoon, the stories you’d share with your partner at the end of the day – Everyday stories, told by, and about, regular Israelis.

      Much like our radio role model (and friends), This American Life, every episode has a theme, and several stories that relate to the theme in what we hope are non-intuitive ways. The stories range from the heartfelt to the hilarious, from the risqué through the informative to the outright bizarre.

      The creators of the show are four close childhood friends, who grew up together in the Conservative (Masorti) youth movement, Noam. More than a decade after they parted ways, going to different army units, colleges and universities, they got together to embark on a storytelling adventure. And this is the result.

      We really hope you enjoy the show, and share the word. Help us make Israel Story a success story!

    • April 27, 2015
    • 7:15am Weekday Morning Minyan
    • 7:pm Artists Beit Midrash
    • April 28, 2015
    • 7:15am Weekday Morning Minyan
    • 11:15am Bim Bom Baby
    • 4:pm Hebrew School Classes

      Alef, Dalet, Hey, Vav

    • 7:pm Israel Class
    • 7:pm Medical Ethics Class
    • April 29, 2015
    • 7:15am Weekday Morning Minyan
    • April 30, 2015
    • 7:15am Weekday Morning Minyan
    • 4:pm Hebrew School Classes

      Bet, Gimmel, Dalet, Bar/Bat Mitzvah

    • 7:pm Drink N' Draw
    • May 1, 2015
    • 7:15am Weekday Morning Minyan
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