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ILLUMINATIONS: Jewish Culture in the Light of the World

Series produced by Claire Schoen

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"Illuminations" is a series of 3 hour-long radio documentaries about Jewish culture in relation to the larger society. (Each of the 3 shows can be broadcast as stand-alone programs.)

A Traveling Jewish Theatre - Executive Producer

"Illuminations: Jewish Culture in the Light of the World" explores aspects of Jewish life in relation to the broader society. These programs grapple with fundamental questions of how to pass our cultural identity to the next generation, how to preserve our own identity in the face of a changing American landscape and how to respect our neighbors' differences in this diverse society.

"Illuminations" employs an innovative style, weaving dramatic and musical threads into a documentary format. The series is a co-production between award-winning radio producer Claire Schoen and ensemble members of the theater company, A Traveling Jewish Theatre (TJT). Each program in this series draws its inspiration from one of the plays that TJT has written and produced. Excerpts from these plays are used throughout the radio pieces, as jumping off points for interviews and stories. Original music was written for each piece. And narration reflects the journey taken by ensemble members as they researched and performed the plays.

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"Illuminations: Jewish Culture in the Light of the World" explores aspects of Jewish life in relation to the broader society. These programs grapple with fundamental questions of how to pass our cultural identity to the next generation, how to preserve our own identity in the face of a changing American landscape and how to respect our neighbors' differences in this diverse society."Illuminations" employs an innovative style, weaving dramatic and musical threads into a documentary format. The series is a co-production between award-winning radio producer Claire Schoen and ensemble members of the theater company, A Traveling Jewish Theatre (TJT). Each program in this series draws its inspiration from one of the plays that TJT has written and produced. Excerpts from these plays are used... Show full description


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3 Pieces

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"Stories Make the World" is an hour-long audio documentary celebrating the rich tradition of Jewish storytelling within the context of storytelling...

Bought by WJFF, KZYX, WAMC, WUIS, KWIT and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 19
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"Can Your Hear Me?" is an hour-long audio documentary exploring the history of conflict and coalition between Blacks and Jews in America. Claire Sc...

Bought by Talking Information Center, WCPN, WUIS, PRX to iTunes, KWMR and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
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"An Open Gate" is an hour-long audio documentary exploring the repercussions of a Jewish/Christian intermarriage on faith, identity and the family....

Bought by WRGY, WUIS, PRX to iTunes, KWMR, WCQS and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13