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Saturday, April 14 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Yonah ben Amitai, Inc. - a dramatized midrash

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A one-man theatrical examination of text and midrash. The Book of Jonah is read on Yom Kippur because the rabbis viewed it as a tale of repentance and God's forgiveness.  But it is so much more - and less! It's an existentialist tale with an abrupt beginning and no satisfying ending, a parade of self-doubt, wondrous conversions, smugness and outrage, concern and conceit, and a toxic employer-employee relationship requiring terrible work travel and a three night stay at the Sheraton Leviathan.

"This session is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Hess-Dolgin z”l, who created Limmud Vancouver and empowered me through her life -  Avi”


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Avi Dolgin

Though working for years in mental health and education, Avi kept a background hand in Jewish ritual and midrash: marriage ceremonies, Bibliodrama, interfaith davenning - the usual stuff!  One year, after hearing another boring haftara of Jonah, he said "there has to be a better... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room F