Selichot Story Slam

Or Shalom will commune with Selichot on Sept. 1 with the launch of our new literary series, Koreh: Writers in the Sanctuary, featuring readings from Or Shalom writers and beyond.

The Selichot launch begins with a teshuvah-themed story slam and is an opportunity for Or Shalom members to sign up to read original writing on the following themes: wayward wandering and return. Writings can incorporate one or both themes. Prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction – it’s open to you.

The story slam will be mc’d by poet Alex Leslie who was a finalist for Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2018 Poem of the Year. Feature performer is storyteller Cecil Hershler, who performed at Or Shalom’s Selichot 5777 to glowing reviews. He’ll perform his most recent work.

The evening will close with a musical improvisation of Kol Nidre by David Kauffman and Martin Gotfrit.

Be a part of the creative flow. Sign up below for a five-minute spot to share your story. Only six spots are available.

Never been to Or Shalom? Come see what our warm community is all about. Email our program coordinator if you’d like to connect with someone at our synagogue.

  • Sign Up to Participate in the Story Slam - All Spots Full! Come check out the storytellers on Sept. 1

    Stories are limited to five minutes each. Only six spots available. You'll receive a confirmation for whether you have a spot reserved. Sets will begin at 8:15 p.m. Mic and music stand will be set up.

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