Passionate, articulate and witty, The Girl Rabbi of the Golden West, written by Jennifer Wise, speaks to the ongoing gender struggles in our public and private institutions, challenging the status quo and asking us to look closely at our own values and their expression in our family, social and work lives.
A Costumed Staged Reading Extravaganza
Written by Jennifer Wise. Directed by Eric Kirsh
Sunday June 7, 2015
Please call 416-789-3291, ext. 511 to order.
Yes, synagogue politics were alive and well in western Canada in 1895! And the role of women in politics, both within synagogue life and the greater western world landscape, was taking a new form. The events in this play represent a microcosm of political and social change which eventually redefined the role of women in the social fabric of North America. When the women of the Hebrew Ladies’ Association at Congregation Emanu-El in Victoria B.C, propose the idea of inviting a female rabbi to lead high holiday services, to the all male board of directors, the least anticipated outcomes emerge for all involved on this bumpy ride toward equality at the bima.