SpeakeasyDC Comes to the DCJCC for High Holiday Performance

WASHINGTON – The Jewish High Holiday season of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur gets an artistic reinterpretation as the Washington DCJCC and SpeakeasyDC proudly present Atonement: Stories about Confession, Redemption and Making Amends, on Wednesday, August 21 at 8:00 pm at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW. Eight “morally challenged” individuals will tell true stories about holding themselves accountable for their mistakes and wrong-doings in keeping with the Jewish tradition of atoning during the High Holidays for the sins of the previous year.

“The performance of Atonement is a fun new way to look at an ancient tradition,” said Lili Kalish Gersch, director of literary, music and dance programs at the DCJCC. “SpeakeasyDC’s talented professional storytellers will bring personal stories to life in a way that helps us take a fresh look at our own atonement process during the High Holidays. We look forward to a fun and insightful evening to celebrate Jewish tradition.”

In addition to showcasing the talents of some of DC’s finest storytellers, the cast of Atonement will include members of the community.

SpeakeasyDC is one of the nation’s premier storytelling organizations with 30 live shows a year, ongoing classes for adults and youth, consulting services and a free podcast — at Speakeasy Storycast — which can be found on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Find out more at www.SpeakeasyDC.org or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Vimeo at SpeakeasyDC.

This program is part of the ongoing Authors Out Loud series at the Washington DCJCC, which is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Washington DCJCC works to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and services. The DCJCC is committed to welcoming everyone in the community; membership and all activities are open to all. The DCJCC is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and a designated agency of the United Way.


Venue: Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW

Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

To order: washingtondcjcc.org/authorsoutloud

Information: (202) 777-3254; lilikg@washingtondcjcc.org

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