All seats are first-come, first-served.
Thursday, October 26
Congregation B'nai B'rith, Trinity Campus
909 North La Cumbre Rd, Santa Barbara
A Land Twice Promised:
Israeli storyteller Noa Baum began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. She weaves together their memories, and their mothers’ stories, to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Sunday, October 29
Jewish Community of Ojai
530 El Roblar St, Ojai
Book will be on sale at both events with Noa Baum present to sign!
Noa Baum's memoir, A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace is the story behind the creation of this performance. It won the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, Storytelling World Award and the LDS Publishing Professionals Association Award.
Israeli storyteller Noa Baum grew up in Jerusalem in the shadow of the ancestral traumas of the holocaust and ongoing wars. Stories of the past and fear of annihilation in the wars of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s shaped her perceptions and identity. In America, she met a Palestinian woman who had grown up under Israeli Occupation, and as they shared memories of war years in Jerusalem, an unlikely friendship blossomed.
A Land Twice Promised delves into the heart of one of the world’s most enduring and complex conflicts. Baum’s deeply personal memoir recounts her journey from girlhood in post-Holocaust Israel to her adult encounter with “the other.” With honesty, compassion, and humor, she captures the drama of a nation at war and her discovery of humanity in the enemy.
Winner of the 2017 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, among others, this compelling memoir demonstrates the transformative power of art and challenges each reader to take the first step toward peace.
Thursday, Oct 26, 6pm
Followed by music from Ted Lennon & the Thyme Bandits
Wine and hot drinks available for donation.
Ojai Art Center Patio
113 S Montgomery St, Ojai
Finalists from our first ever Story Slam competition will tell their winning stories.
Rev. Robert Jones
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2023
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