Note: This is a keynote performance for the Power of Words Conference. Conference registrants receive a ticket in their program. Here is where non-registrants may buy tickets for this special performance.
Israeli storyteller Noa Baum began a heartfelt dialogue with a Palestinian woman while living in the United States. She weaves together their memories, and their mothers’ stories, to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Noa takes us behind the rhetoric and headlines to hear the true stories of four women, 2 Israelis and 2 Palestinians. In the process, we experience the most precious ingredient for the resolution of any major conflict: mutual compassion.
Noa Baum has been teaching and performing for audiences of all ages in hundreds of schools, libraries, community centers and congregations since 1982. Born and raised in Israel, living in the US since 1990, she holds an MA in Educational Theater from NYU and BFA in Theater from Tel Aviv University. A recipient of numerous Individual Artist Awards from The MD State Arts Council and The Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, her audio recording, Far Away And Close To Home, is a Parents' Choice Award Winner. Noa lives in Silver Spring, MD and is a member of the National Storytelling Network.
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