Nominees must be ages 22-36 and living in the greater Chicago area at the time of nomination. You will receive an email confirming your nomination. The 36 honorees will be announced and profiled on Oy! A Splintered Soul brings a unique interpretation to the traditional Holocaust stories shared on stage.
It's a story from 1947, but it touches on themes that are alive and present in the world.It got me thinking about the stress and the tension of the refugee crisis and how we navigate the refugee crisis in this country.It can change who you are and how you are in the world," she said.Ruttenberg, who has been named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of 10 "rabbis to watch" and one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis, is also the author of Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Beacon Press), and the editor of numerous anthologies.Part of our collective Jewish responsibility is to remember. Chicago is looking for guest writers of all writing experience levels to contribute to our next special blog series, "We Will Never Forget," a collection of first-person blog posts about how our lives have been impacted by survivors of the Holocaust and their stories.
Whether you are the descendant of a survivor, or simply wouldn't be here today if it weren't for a survivor; whether you have made sharing a survivor's story part of your mission or had one meaningful moment when a survivor touched your life, we want to get your story -- and their story -- out there.
"I love the creative process," he said about his work as a playwright. It's a work of love." The play strives to reach out to generations of young people who are growing up with the Holocaust in danger of fading into a more distant memory.
This play strives to honor not only the victims of the historical tragedy, but also the survivors left broken in its wake.
His journey is a story that many know, but is not often talked about: the plight of the survivor and the anguish entailed in moving on from such unspeakable tragedies.
It's an affecting play that causes the characters and audience to engage in the struggle between questioning and faith, responsibility and anger, and how morality can shift and change in the wake of nearly impossible experiences. The impression that the war-torn landscape left on him was inescapable, and resulted in this work that he is proud and passionate to continue evolving, hopefully for audiences all across the country.
"Hopefully, I've given them a framework and ways to think about what they're going through in a more thoughtful way so that they have a few extra resources when the tantrum starts," she said.