Koreh: Writers in the Sanctuary

A new series co-created by Alex Leslie and Rabbi Hannah Dresner

KOREH is a series of events featuring Or Shalom writers and friends reading in the Or Shalom sanctuary. The evenings will alternate between curated readings and story/poetry slams inviting your contributions.

In exploring the connection between artistic expression and identity, our intention is to honour the writing and story-telling talent in the greater Or Shalom community and to open Or Shalom as space where artistic practice is celebrated.

Two evenings have been scheduled to date:

Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.

KOREH: Readings from the work of Aren Tulchinsky, Leah Horlick, and Rhea Tregebov, and Amal Rana

Join us for readings by these award-winning authors and poets.

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, 8 p.m.

Wayward Wandering and Return, a Teshuvah-themed story slam for the eve of Selichot.

This evening will include six five-minute slam stories and an original work by story teller Cecil Hershler.

Sign up here to read your original writing at this story slam!

The evening will begin with Havdalah and end with a Kol Nidre improvisation played by Dave Kauffman and Martin Gotfrit.


More programs to be announced for 2019.

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