31 October

November 1 – Launching the Inquisition, Strengthening the HIDDEN Jews

On Sabbath, October 27, when a gunman murdered 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, he screamed, “All Jews must die.” The location of this anti-Semitic attack may be new, but the call is as old as the existence of Jews. In every generation, an enemy has risen against the Jewish...
4 October

Strengthening Jerusalem’s Women & a HIDDEN Jewish Heritage

“HIDDEN – The Secret Jews of Spain”, an epic historical musical about a courageous converso family trying to preserve its faith during the terror of the Spanish Inquisition, is spreading its dazzle and vitality to the already energized OU Israel Center this season. Two evenings a week, dancers and singers...
24 September

Shabbat Candles during the Inquisition

Shabbat Candles during the Inquisition This week under The Shabbat Project more than one million Jews will circle the world with light - the light of the Sabbath candles - as Jews of every affiliation do their best to keep Shabbat together. The small flames of their Shabbat candles will...
17 September

Yom Kippur & The Secret Jews of Spain

It is Yom Kippur. It is always Yom Kippur on Sunday night at 7 PM, when the Secret Yom Kippur scene is rehearsed at the OU Israel Center for the new show, “HIDDEN – The Secret Jews of Spain”. The dancers position themselves with white shawls upon their shoulders. The...
30 August

Rosh Hashana & the Hidden Jews

Throughout the world, Jewish families are preparing themselves for the new year, Rosh Hashana - shopping for holiday delicacies, beautiful dresses, colorful ties, and reading inspirational articles. Jews of all different lands and assorted time periods have always celebrated Rosh Hashana in ways that combined their Jewish heritage and the...
22 July

CONVERSOS & TISHA B’AV-The Women’s Performance Community of Jerusalem

“Eicha. How she sits in solitude. The city that was full of people has become like a widow.” (Eicha 1:1) The prophet Jeremiah is speaking of Jerusalem, a once proud city, turned to ruin with the destruction of the Holy Temple and the fall of its once-mighty citizens. He could...