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More Than a Story: Witness Theater

We’ve made a promise to never forget -- and we’ve kept it. In our first century and now in our second. Through Witness Theater in New York, Holocaust survivors pair with students to create original theater pieces about their harrowing experiences. Join us for a performance in commemoration of Yom HaShoah -- when these powerful stories take center stage and come to life -- so that we always remember.

A program of UJA’s Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors (CIHS) and our network partner, Selfhelp Community Services. This performance is coordinated by Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan featuring students from the Abraham Joshua Heschel School and Trinity School and is generously supported by the Jewish Communal Fund.

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Witness Theater: 2018 from UJA-Federation of New York on Vimeo.


  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • 6:30 p.m.


  • Abraham Joshua Heschel School
    30 West End Ave
    New York, NY 10023

Additional Information

  • For more information, please contact Ariella Bloomfield at or 212.836.1249.


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CIHS Chairs
Staci Barber, Patti Kenner, Carol Levin

Witness Theater was conceived by Irit and Ezra Dagan and developed by JDC-Eshel in Israel. It was brought to New York in 2012 by Selfhelp. This year, Witness Theater is a collaboration between Selfhelp Community Services, UJA-Federation of New York, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, the Abraham Joshua Heschel School, Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, SAR Academy and High School, Trinity School, and Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School. It has received generous support from Jewish Communal Fund and Claims Conference.

If you have questions or would like to register for the Long Island performances of Witness Theater, please contact Dina Shuster at or 516.762.5833.

Registration Assistance

If you are experiencing difficulty completing your online registration, contact  or 212.836.1485.