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Israeli National Holidays celebrated with Virtual Arts + Ideas Programs

“The Soap Myth,” a recorded staged reading, featuring Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh, is set for Yom Hashoah, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Arts + Ideas, the cultural arts program series at the Weinstein JCC, will present virtual programs to commemorate the Israeli National Holidays of Yom Hashoah and Yom HaAtzmaut.

On Yom Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Arts + Ideas will present a recorded, staged reading of the play, “The Soap Myth,” starring Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh.

The play is set more than a half century after the end of WWII, when a friendship develops between a young Jewish journalist and a cantankerous Holocaust survivor on a crusade regarding the Nazi atrocity of soap.

‘The Soap Myth’

“The Soap Myth” dramatically explores how a Survivor survives surviving and questions who has the right to write history – those who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort and desecrate its very existence.

The recording will be made available for viewing a week prior to a Q&A program so those interested can watch at their convenience.

A panel discussion with playwright, Jeff Cohen, and other guests will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. This program is supported by the Henry and Gertrude Kupfer Holocaust Education Fund of the Richmond Jewish Foundation.

Story of ‘Hatikvah’

On Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m., Arts + Idea’s “Behind the Music” series continues with the story of “Hatikvah,” the Israeli National Anthem, in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Musicologist, Roi Aloni, will present this live, virtual lecture concert from his home in Israel. Roi’s refreshing approach to the world of classical music makes this program appropriate for all – even those with little to no musical knowledge!

This program is presented in partnership with the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia and Simon Family JCC of Virginia Beach.

Tickets are $15 per household and included in the Arts + Ideas subscription.

To register for these Israeli National Holiday events, visit weinsteinjcc.org.

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