This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the Beit Avi Chai cultural center in Jerusalem. I sat down with Rabbi Dr David Rozenson the new CEO of Beit Avi Chai to hear about some of their exciting programming.
Beit Avi Chai’s calendar includes lectures, children’s plays with Jewish themes, concerts and workshops.
Hear my interview with Rabbi Dr. David Rozenson, CEO of Beit Avichai on BITE SIZE with Yoni Pollak on the Nachum Segal Network.
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Here are some of the “Interview Highlights”
- Beit Avi Chai is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this July.
- The mission of Beit Avi Chai is to show that Israeli culture is embedded with Jewish ideals and thought.
- Children’s theater is high quality with a focus on our Jewish Heritage and values.
- Special Children’s summer theater includes Moonlight Stories, a new series about Kings & Queens of Israel and some special guest performances.
- July 3-9 – Festival of Jewish Thought, Literature and Culture (Meir Shalev, Avigdor Shinan, Evyatar Banai)
- Tisha B’Av program – the entire facility is turned into a cinema theater where there will be movie screenings dealing with important topics like frictions in families, in society, often with speakers leading discussions before/after the movie. Movies will begin at 11:00am and run until the end of the fast. There is also a break-the-fast served.
- Moon Light Stories Series are plays which were created using different themes from Midrash and Agada. Each month has a different theme.
- The first play in the Jewish Kings and Queens series will be about King Shaul.
- At the end of the summer, there will be the annual “Shalom Kita Aleph” program celebrating the beginning of First Grade with kids from the community. Kids will explore letter making & listen to stories before they enter this exciting new stage in their life.
Families are encouraged to purchase a summer membership for their kids to the Children’s Play Series. Membership includes 5 show tickets and deluxe membership also includes 2 tickets to the guest performances, “Apartment to Rent” and “Cloud on a Stick”. One adult can accompany the kids for FREE.