Spring Theater with The Braid: The Matzo Ball Diaries, Remembrance of Things Present, and Out Loud


Spring Theater with The Braid is a series of three theatrical events in partnership with The Braid at the Museum of Jewish Heritage's Edmond J. Safra Hall.

Theater: The Matzo Ball Diaries
Thursday, February 23 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In The Matzo Ball Diaries, professional and lay writers reveal funny, poignant, and pivotal moments that reveal the power of food to heal – or destroy. One young woman in Iran learns what plucking chickens has in common with hair removal of a new bride. A boy decides to give up certain Jewish foods to lose weight, but will he lose his Judaism as well? Another man begins a food franchise only to realize the impact he made on others. A heartbroken woman learns how to say goodbye to her mate when making a tomato omelet for him for the last time. The Braid creates the perfect recipe for a meaningful and enjoyable evening through these and other moving and humorous stories.
Theater: Remembrance of Things Present
Thursday, April 20 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The story of the Holocaust continues far past liberation. Those born in the generations that followed especially feel the deep and resounding imprint in all aspects of their lives. In these surprisingly inspiring and heart-opening stories, we learn how the daughter of a French resistance fighter must choose between a life of activism and her own survival. We see how the son and grandson of Tuvia Bielsky, leader of the partisans, contend with the legacy of a hero. We’ll see the unexpected fear one grandson feels as he visits his family’s home in Germany, 65 years after his family fled the Nazis. As one daughter wonders if the price of encouraging her father to give testimony is greater than the benefit. Victims of the Holocaust are mourned, and those who survived have imprinted the next generations in innumerable ways.
Theater: Out Loud: Queer Stories Through a Jewish Lens
Thursday, June 22 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This disarming and charming show not only celebrates the beauty of the LGBTQIA+ community through true stories, but also explores the power of love and the journey of finding one’s place in the world. Laugh as two lesbians find each other through an unlikely dating scenario. Cry as a Persian son struggles to make peace with his deceased mother who never accepted his queerness. Discover how a strong Latine woman might have to give up her foundation and her family when she falls in love with a trans man. Will a multicultural man raised Christian find answers in Judaism to his many questions, and will those answers lead to love and belonging? These stories will grab hold of your heart and not let go!

– Non-members: $36 per show
– Museum Members: $26 per show
(Become a member to receive this discount. If you are already a member, log in and the member discount will be reflected in your cart. Email membership@mjhnyc.org for registration assistance.)

Purchase a bundle of all three shows:
– Non-members: $95
– Museum Members: $65

The bundle of three shows includes an invitation to attend a live Zoom rehearsal for each show.

If you purchase 10 tickets or more, a 10% discount is applied at checkout.