Tag - The Jewish Education Project

Dear Ben Platt: If Evan Hansen Were a Jewish Teen

By Susan Holzman Wachsstock The moment Ben Platt stepped on stage, the audience was electrified. For 60 Jewish educators in the theater, the thrill was two-fold: seeing Dear Evan Hansen just two performances after the Broadway show’s triumphant Tony Awards showing, and feeling an immense sense of pride in this unabashedly Jewish actor. The...

Why You Should Visit Ellis Island Before Passover

By Jessica Rothbart The idea of an exodus is a tough concept for those of us living in the New York metro area, or for little kids who are not yet familiar with refugee crises in the news. As Jews, we feel safe and welcome in NYC. It is easy to forget that only a few generations ago, we ourselves were entering America as immigrants, yet every year...