In episode seven, presented by theatre dybbuk in collaboration with Lilith, we share performed readings from and explore issues intersecting with a piece of writing published in Lilith in 2020 titled “Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives.” The work takes a liturgical poem which speaks about the nature of existence and is central to the Jewish High Holidays and builds upon it, reimagining it to speak about the killing of Black people in the U.S.
Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman, the founder and director of imani strategies and author of the piece, talks about the work itself while also discussing related historical and societal considerations.
Fabulous Lilith features are now on a podcast! Join Lilith and theatre dybbuk to celebrate two episodes of The Dybbukast, which feature performed readings of two iconic Lilith pieces: “How to Hide” by Karen Propp and “Unetaneh Tokef for Black Lives” by Imani Romney-Rose Chapman.
And after toasting the podcast and its participants, you’ll get a taste of the behind-the-scenes-process! You’re invited to participate in an exercise on how we remember and record our own histories. Learn new tools for effective story writing guided by Aaron Henne, artistic director of theatre dybbuk. And then perhaps send Lilith your piece to be considered for publication. Tuesday, May 25, 8-9 pm ET|7-8 pm CT|5-6 pm PT.
Celebrate Lilith’s new spring issue with a virtual happy hour. Join us for a lively conversation on memory and mothers with Lilith’s 2020 Fiction Contest winners, Penny Jackson & Judith Hannan. PLUS rousing music from Tatiana Wechsler. Thursday, May 27, 8-9 pm ET|7-8 pm CT|5-6 pm PT.
Lilith salons are up and running in over 90 cities across North America! Are you a member of a Reform congregation or a National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) section? You can be part on an ongoing Lilith salon right in your own community. Or you can start your own Lilith salon by inviting friends to discuss the current issue; you provide the snacks and Lilith will provide background material and trigger questions. Learn more.