Remembrance of Things Past: Keeping the Stories of Jewish Poland Alive

feat. Witek Dabrowski & Leora Tec

In this joint presentation-performance Witek Dąbrowski and Leora Tec will present the work of Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN, a cultural institution and theatre dedicated to preserving the memory of the Jews of Lublin, Poland and staffed entirely by non Jewish Poles. They will describe how their two di­vergent backgrounds led them to the same ultimate goal of Jewish remembrance, and how their histories and meeting ultimately became a part of that story. Interwoven into the presentation will be Witek’s one man interpretation of a selection of stories authored by Nobel Prize winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. These stories reanimate the world of Singer’s youth the Jewish Poland of 100 years ago. The presentation by Ms. Tec and Mr. Dąbrowski will be in English, while Mr. Dąbrowski’s performance will be in Polish with English supertitles.

Witek Dąbrowski is an actor and storyteller. He is a founding member and the Deputy Director of The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre in Lublin, Poland.

Leora Tec is a writer and speaker. She is the founder and director of Bridge To Poland, and the American ambassador to and special projects partner of, The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre.

The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a cultural institution and theater in Lublin, Poland staffed entirely by non-Jews whose core mission is the preservation of the memory of Lublin’s Jewish past.

Bridge To Poland is an organization whose mission is to shed light on how non-Jews are commemorating Jewish life in Poland today, and to examine and break down stereotypes in the Polish Jewish landscape.

 

For more information contact HERC at 414-963-2710.

Free and open to the public.

 

Generously Sponsored by:

Mitchell & Florence Carneol

Joe & Miriam Peltz

 

Co-Sponsors:

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

Polish Center of Milwaukee

 

Date:

Thu. October 24, 2019

Time:

 7:00 pm

Location:

Community Hall at Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC

6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

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