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B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome
June 28 @ 9:00 am - August 31 @ 4:00 pm EDT
B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome, an exhibit of filmed autobiographical stories by 21 Jewish seniors from across the Triangle, will be on display this summer at the City of Raleigh Museum.
The tales mark the culmination of a month-long storytelling workshop. “In a time when seniors might have felt more socially or geographically isolated due to the pandemic, focusing on stories of welcoming and returning seemed particularly appropriate,” says program coordinator Staci Sabarsky. “They’re sharing amazing personal stories, from welcoming love back into their life, to the welcome they received upon returning home from military service. We wanted the stories to be uplifting for the community.”
Sabarsky helped participants from across the Triangle develop their stories for a month in sessions over Zoom. The seniors were then professionally filmed in individual sessions at Burning Coal Theatre.
Their stories will be shown on 20 separate screens distributed throughout the COR Museum’s main lobby, commonly called Raleigh’s Living Room, on the museum’s first floor.
This community outreach project is sponsored by the Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors, Burning Coal Theatre Company, Jewish Heritage North Carolina, Active Healthcare Inc., and Lisa & Michael Sandman.
B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome will run June 28 through August 31, 2022 at the City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free. For further information about the exhibit, visit www.cityofraleighmuseum.org, or email email@example.com.