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“Wide Open,” a Show About Vulnerability, Opens at The Braid

The NEXT generation is taking over The Braid for its latest Salon Show, opening May 1. “Wide Open,” curated and adapted by NEXT Fellowship alumni filmmaker Vicki Schairer, screenwriter David Chiu (Braid Marketing & Communications), and photographer Daphna Shull (Braid Creative Producer/ NEXT Literary Manager), highlights true Jewish stories around the theme of opening yourself to the unknown…

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New Jewish Play WIDE OPEN Explores Moments Of Openness

Sometimes an opportunity stares us in the face and we are too frightened to take it. Other times our head and heart are wide open and we grab hold for dear life. What happens when we seize the moment? Do we find a pleasant surprise? Or a less-than-perfect outcome? And what happens when we let the moment slip away? These pivot points in our lives often lead to vivid and unforgettable stories, and The Braid, the go-to Jewish story company, is excited to explore them through a Jewish lens…

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Red, White & Blue Meets Blue & and White @ The Braid

“…Each vignette throws a powerful punch about adjusting to life in the states with shocking yet delicate honesty.”

“This show is truly a noble, honest work of art, full of star spangled drama and humor.”

“The Braid lives up to its stellar reputation as the finest Los Angeles offers.”

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CSH, JCCNS partner with theater company to present unique Women’s Seder

Why is this year’s Passover different from other years? Because this year, the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore and Congregation Shirat Hayam have teamed up to partner with The Braid (formerly the Jewish Women’s Theatre) to put on a hybrid Women’s Seder that will interweave Zoomed professional story performances with the text of the women’s Haggadah the team has created.

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“Star-Spangled Sabra” Highlights Israeli Experiences in the U.S.

Sharon Landau has an intimate understanding of the Israeli community in the United States. An Israeli immigrant who’s lived in the states for more than 40 years, she knows both worlds very well. She spent many summers visiting family in Israel, studied at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lives in Los Angeles with her Israeli husband who, she said, insists on speaking Hebrew to their three kids and dog.

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Mrs. Maisel’s Caroline Aaron plays East Coast Jews, has Southern roots

“After the second season, we went to Milan, to do international press, and there were journalists from all over the world — from China, and India, and all of the European countries, and I was like, what could possibly be of interest?” Aaron said during a recent Zoom talk hosted by The Braid…

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We got a great shoutout in Tablet Magazine!

“…the prevailing narrative is ‘Oh my god, we’re disappearing…And yet a dying people doesn’t produce a genius like David Wolpe or Sharon Brous or Craig Taubman and Danny Maseng. There’s a thing here called The Braid…it’s a wonderfully creative group of people. A dying people doesn’t do that.”

-Rabbi Ed Feinstein

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Our new digital storytelling competition!

Think of it as a grab-n-go story for the 21st-century soul. Four themes will be explored over the course of our season, each featuring a handful of stories released weekly on YouTube. The story, within each theme, to accumulate the most views over its first week online will win…

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Inside Our Time – The Digital Series

With over 30,000 combined views!

Back in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic took off, we asked our community to send in their stories illuminating some aspect of what we are feeling and experiencing during this unprecedented time in our recent history.

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