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Save the Date for "Indecent"

“Indecent” Shabbaton with Temple Emek Shalom: Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30–Sept. 1, Ashland, Oregon.

This season, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is presenting the Tony Award Winning play "Indecent," written by Paula Vogel. A spirited and revolutionary love story (with fabulous music and dancing) that celebrates Yiddish language and literature,

"Indecent" charts the real-life controversy surrounding Sholem Asch’s play "God of Vengeance" and the Jewish artists who faced persecution when bringing it to Broadway in 1932. It features a Jewish cast and production team, and was developed and commissioned by OSF as part of their American Revolutions series. (For more information about the play, see the OSF website.) In addition to being an excellent play, the Jewish themes are rich and deserving of a Shabbaton with our friends from Temple Emek Shalom.

We will have the opportunity to enjoy joint highly participatory Friday night and Saturday morning services at Temple Emek Shalom led by the rabbis and members of both congregations. On Saturday afternoon, OSF is preparing a program with the creators of the production tailored for us. After we see the play together on Saturday night, Aug. 31, we will have the opportunity for a panel discussion with members of the cast.

Tickets for the Saturday night performance will be available soon through Havurah at the rate of $75 per ticket. The seats are in the A and A+ section, and normally sell for between $105-$145 a ticket. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis, and the ticket price includes all of the programmatic activities. If you already have tickets to see the play before Aug. 31, you are still welcome to participate in the Shabbaton in any manner you feel comfortable.

There are still lots of logistics that we are working out with our hevre at Emek Shalom. If you are interested in helping with the coordination of the weekend’s logistics, please contact our Program Director Adela Basayne,, and let her know that you are interested in helping.

Fri, May 24 2019 19 Iyyar 5779