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    "True Colors"

    Experiences of Jews of Color presented by The Braid with discussion led by Joshua Silverstein

    When: Thursday, 10/21/2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Where: Online

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCJoin us for a unique online experience celebrating Jews of Color. From the hit show True Colors, hear a short excerpt of revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color that explore identity, community and being a Jew in modern times.Joshua Silverstein

    The recorded performance will be followed by a live discussion led by Joshua Silverstein, DEI consultant, award-winning actor, comic, writer, beatboxer, educator and an Abby Freeman Artist-in-Residence with The Braid. His various performances and productions throughout the country have received admiration from creative geniuses ranging from Norman Lear to Prince.

    True Colors, a salon theatre show, tells disparate and riveting stories about Jews of Color. While all people face challenges and struggles, Jews of Color have many touching and unique stories to tell about resilience, self-respect and celebrating the many colors and voices in our community.

    The stories in True Colors, ostensibly about Jews who feel "different," actually remind us how very much alike we are. In True Colors, audiences will meet unforgettable characters who tell personal stories about how they see themselves and how others see them. Ironically, while many American Jews can reach consensus about a commitment to social justice for others, they do not always embrace diversity in their own community. The enlightening show will explore the impact of living as Jews of Color when inclusion and equity are not always practiced in the Jewish community.

    "We are proud to spotlight the experiences of Jews of Color," said Ronda Spinak, The Braid's Artistic Director. "These are poignant and moving stories of questioning, of feeling like the outsider, of committing to Judaism…quintessential and universal Jewish stories!"

    In True Colors, audiences will hear the story of a daughter of a Jewish mother and a Black/Chinese father and how she was taught to embrace her diversity, and have confidence that the world would embrace it as well. They will hear about a woman torn between her Jewish heritage and her Latin one, struggling to find her place in either culture. And they'll learn of an African American man whose Jewishness confuses himself and others.

    In partnership with the Tucson JCC


    Thursday, October 21
    6:30–7:30 PM
    $10
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]


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