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Café Baghdad
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:30pm
Café Baghdad

Food for Thought Cafe, Smith Memorial Student Union Basement, 1825 SW Broadway

Have Arab coffee with a Jew in the New York City of the Middle East.

Through a collage of stories culled from memoirs, primary sources and poetry, this theatrical performance will introduce the audience to Jewish life in Baghdad in 1928.

A conversation with local scholars will follow the show.

Tickets are $10 and available online at www.jewishtheatrecollaborative.org. Portland State University ID holders will be admitted for free.

Presented by the Jewish Theatre Collaborative and co-sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Lewis & Clark Student Activities, the Congregation Ahavath Achim, and the Sephardic Cultural Center of Oregon

The Jewish Theatre Collaborative (JTC) engages people in Jewish Stories from the past and present, exploring values, traditions and history in order to better comprehend the diversity of contemporary human experience. Central to our work are values of participation, depth and learning. JTC events, performed at both traditional and non-traditional theatre venues, bring together Jewish and non-Jewish audiences to explore the complex legacy of the Jewish existence in the modern world. Our performances provide an ideal environment for exploration, awakening curiosity, opening minds, and challenging stereotypes. We use collaborative strategies to help partner organizations achieve social goals through the power of theatre to inform and engage. After performances, JTC creates opportunities for its audience to ask questions, building on the on-stage conversation to foster real connections for our community with complex issues and topics arising from the Jewish experience.

www.jewishtheatrecollaborative.org | info@jewishtheatrecollaborative | 503-512-9582

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University contributes to the intellectual dynamism of this metropolitan campus through interdisciplinary courses and research. We engage students of all backgrounds through a rich and flexible curriculum and our Minor degree program. And we serve the greater Portland area through a range of community partnerships.

www.pdx.edu/judaic | judaicst@pdx.edu | 503-725-3085

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

www.mesc.pdx.edu | middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.edu | 503-725-4074