Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival/Theater J - Opening night
Washington DCJCC

Opening Night
United By Faith, Divided by War: Jews and the Civil War
Monday, October 24
| 7:30 pm | $25, Discounted $20

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Spend an evening with President Abraham Lincoln, Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate spy Eugenia Levy and Rabbis Raphall and Einhorn as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a series of dramatic readings recreating Jewish participation in the war. Witness some of the thousands of Jewish soldiers from the Union and the Confederacy who made tremendous sacrifices during this epic struggle. Director: Shirley Serotsky.
Followed by a reception

Shirley Serotsky is the Director of Literary and Public Programs at Theater J, where she has directed The Moscows of Nantucket, Mikveh, and The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (which received a 2009 Helen Hayes Nomination for Best New Play); and where she serves as staff dramaturg. She works as a freelance director in the Washington, DC area and beyond, and is particularly interested in the development of new work.

Sponsor: Tamara and Harry Handelsman

Partner: 16th Street J’s Theater J
Co-sponsors: American Technion Society, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, The  Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, The National Museum of American Jewish Military History 

See the entire Festival line-up 

Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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