My So Called Jewish Life
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    My So Called Jewish Life

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    Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

    Doors 6:30PM / Show 7:30PM Add to Calendar

    Story District and Sixth and I present our 6th Annual Hannukkah night of funny, poignant, powerful, and peculiar autobiographical stories about all things Jewish, not-so-Jewish, and wanna-be Jewish.  ASL INTERPRETERS PROVIDED

    Art Delibert: explains what happens when you find yourself in the middle of your own unexpected bar mitzvah

    Robin Katcher: divulges her mother’s concerns about her being both Jewish and a lesbian

    Richard Miron: reveals what transpires when you mix a young Jewish journalist working for the BBC on his first big international assignment with Hezbollah in Jerusalem

    Valentina Stackl: describes her Austrian summer camp’s popular nighttime game and its disturbing twist on a history lesson

    Dana Stroul: recalls her year in Egypt trying to make friends without "outing" herself as a Jew

    David Wolkin: recounts how he came to terms with fitting in as a Jewish person in two different cultures

    Davine Wright: confesses how she plotted to get her roommate removed from the popular Jewish dating site—JDate

    See who's attending by visiting our Facebook event page at this link.

    ASL Interpreters Available upon request, info@storydistrict.org

    Amy Saidman

    Host

    Amy Saidman is known best for her victories at Purim festivals far and wide, claiming the coveted goldfish-in-a-bag prize many times. Her favorite Hebrew school song is Wherever you go, there’s always someone Jewish and believes JDate.com is a scam. When not watching Fiddler on the Roof, she spends her time as Artistic Executive Director of Story District, which is how she weaseled into this show.

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    Valentina Stackl

    Storyteller

    Valentina Stackl told her first story at age 6 on a train platform, to everyone waiting on a train.  To her parents' chagrin, she was hooked.  Currently, Valentina works at an international human rights and environmental justice organization where she does Human Rights Storytelling.  Valentina has performed for SpeakeasyDC, she’s a Storyleague Tournament winner, and she recently rocked the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

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    David Wolkin

    Storyteller

    David Wolkin Communication guy at Avodah, educator, cat whisperer, walking coincidence magnet, two degrees from everyone you know.

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    Richard Miron

    Storyteller

    Richard Miron A literal wandering Jew originally from London with a career in foreign affairs, seeking to share his infectious travel bug with his wife and two young daughters.

     

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    Dana Stroul

    Storyteller

    Dana Stroul Hummus-eating, tea-drinking Middle East policy nerd, snarky only when appropriate.

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    Art Delibert

    Storyteller

    Art Delibert A wandering Jew, a wondering Jew.  A lawyer on K Street but prefers to reside at the intersection of mythology, psychology, and religion.

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    Robin Katcher

    Storyteller

    A curvaceous and vivacious, New York raised Jew that consults with nonprofit justice organizations by trade and is ridiculously happy to be married to Tonya and mom to Evie, the invincible toddler.

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      Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
      Sixth & I Historic Synagogue 600 I St, NW Washington, DC