Back by popular demand! - Josh Kornbluth's Sea of Reeds (A man, his oboe, his rabbi, and his orchestra.)
"Genially evocative, tuneful, and very funny... A real pleasure.."- Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"Josh Kornbluth's brave story crosses boundaries that are meant to be crossed... Sea of Reeds has given this rabbi more hope that the world might discover how to heal itself, breath by breath." - Rabbi Menachem Creditor
SEA OF REEDS will be at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco January 3 - 12
Written by Josh Kornbluth in collaboration with Amy Resnick and David Dower, Sea of Reeds is equal parts monologue, musical, and comedy. Plus, Josh and Shotgun's Artistic Director Patrick Dooley have taken the wonderful opportunity of this remount to add new material and staging! Come see why a lifelong atheist would decide to get bar-mitzvahed in Israel at the age of 52, and just what playing the oboe has to do with the Book of Exodus.
The January 5th performance will feature a post-show chat with Rabbi Menachem Creditor of Congregation Netivot Shalom. Use the code CREDITOR online or on the phone for $5 off tickets!
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…