VIDEO: Naomi Newman

Community-building and tikkun-ing the world are two themes A Traveling Jewish Theatre has explored during its thirty-four years. After receiving the Tikkun Award, theater co-founder Naomi Newman told two stories. The first, excerpted from Coming from a Great Distance — the theater’s inaugural piece — emphasizes the importance of community and is based on the life and stories of the Baal Shem Tov. Her second story illustrates our ability and responsibility to heal our potentially perfect, yet imperfect world. Don’t miss her dramatic performance:

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