Selichot – The Broken Mishkan with Sara Nesson

August 28, 2021, 8:00 pm

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In this year of Zoom we are leaning into a blessing that virtual gatherings afford us, which is collaboration! 
For Selichot, CJC is partnering with three Reconstructionist communities

Kehillath Shalom Synagogue, Cold Spring Harbor, NY;  SAJ, NYC and Congregation Shir Chadash, Milwaukee, WI

— for an evening of performance, reflection and prayer. 

 Join us for a performance of The Broken Mishkan
A story about wilderness, healing and the creative journey in between written and performed by Sara Nesson, followed by an abbreviated Selichot service


Sometimes life brings unexpected changes—a loss, an illness, or even a pandemic—and we find ourselves on unfamiliar ground. At this time of reflection in the Jewish calendar, we might ask: how do we bring these experiences into the greater whole of who we are?

Mishkan is a Hebrew word for “sacred space.” The Broken Mishkan is a short performance piece about one woman’s journey through life’s humbling and blessed terrain. Part memoir, part midrash (biblical interpretation), Sara’s story invites each of us to celebrate the ways we encounter the sacred, no matter what our circumstances.

Sara Nesson is an artist, writer, and actress living in Northern California. A lifelong creative, she has led high holiday rituals in nature, performed with A Traveling Jewish Theatre, mentored Jewish teenagers, and traversed the United States as a travel writer. She is a graduate of Harvard College, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Graduate Theological Union