The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce an inspirational, multi-faith evening featuring Chicago’s acclaimed KEEPING FAITH: SISTERS OF STORY (sistersofstory.weebly.com). Members of all Northwest Indiana faith communities are encouraged to attend.
KEEPING FAITH: SISTERS OF STORY came into being after the 2016 election because three women, witnessing the uptick of hateful and vitriolic language and action in this country, decided to try to bridge the divide. Chicago playwright Rohina Malik, a Muslim woman and storyteller, wanted to create a project to demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all. She approached Susan Stone (a Jewish woman and storyteller) and Kim Schultz (a Christian woman and storyteller) with an idea: what if they all told stories from their faiths with the goal of bringing people together and showing peace, curiosity and similarities amongst the faiths.
As part of the performance, each of these women will tell three stories inspired by their personal faith journey. A cultural musical storyteller, Lucia Thomas, will provide musical accompaniment on violin, oud and guitar.
Aida Nozick, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana, first saw the group perform at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie in August of 2019. “I knew right away that we needed to bring these amazing women to Northwest Indiana,” said Ms. Nozick. “Now more than ever, our communities need to come together and focus on what unites us rather than what divides us.”
The storytelling event will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana, 585 Progress Ave., Munster. Doors will open at 6:00pm for a complimentary coffee hour. Admission to the event is free, but advance registration is requested. To learn more and RSVP, please call the Jewish Federation at 219-301-0960.