2017-2018 Schedule of Events

Theater J is dedicated to taking its dialogues beyond the stage, offering an array of innovative public discussion forums, readings, and programs which explore the theatrical, cultural and social elements of our art throughout the year.

All events are free and open to everyone except where noted otherwise. All events and times subject to change. Please check this page for up-to-date announcements.

Date Discussion

Sunday, October 15 following 2:00 PM matinee
Sunday Symposium

Remembering the St. Louis: A Jewish Response to Today’s Refugee Crisis

In early June 1939, the U.S. turned away the MS St. Louis, a boat populated by over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust. What does this mean for us today? Join Mark Hetfield, president and CEO at HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally. HIAS is the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, global refugee agency.

Thursday, October 19 following 7:30 PM performance Talkback with the cast of Sotto Voce
Sunday, October 22 following the 2:00 PM matinee
Creative Conversation
Telling the Story: The Intersection of Art and History
Join us for a conversation with U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Scott Miller and Sotto Voce director José Carrasquillo as we discuss what happens when history and art – and the professionals behind both – come together to show the human consequences of abstract policy.

The Edlavitch DCJCC does not support or oppose candidates for elected public office. Opinions expressed at all programs of the Edlavitch DCJCC belong solely to those expressing them. The Edlavitch DCJCC partners with many organizations and groups to present programs, but does not endorse the political views or policy positions of any program partner. The Edlavitch DCJCC is committed to presenting a wide selection of programs that present multiple viewpoints and encourage you to visit our calendar for information on dialogues and public affairs programming.