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Doikayt, a Los Angeles Passover, Apr 21

LA Yiddishkeit logosAvada/Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance and Spaceland Productions present

Doikayt, A Los Angeles Passover, April 21 at 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 9:00 PM (doors open at 8:30 PM)
The Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd. (just east of Gower)
Hollywood 90028
Free parking in adjacent lots or on the street.
$15 general; $10 students. Volunteers: Free

To volunteer, or for more info, call 323-692-8151 or e-mail Yiddishkayt LA

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Doikayt, a non-seder cabaret of music, spoken word, and political performance art, explores the Passover themes of slavery, exodus, and liberation. Art, text, and activism re-frame the story of Passover against the backdrop of Los Angeles, uniting the mosaic of people who call it home.

Doikayt ("here-ness"), the Yiddish political philosophy of struggle for social justice in the place one lives, was the Bund's response to the increasing appeal of Zionism and emigration between WWI and WWII. Doikayt was premised on, "the belief that the future of the Jewish people would best unfold in the same places in which it had experienced its past, and where it had developed and created its cultural resources." (Daniel Blatman)

Join special guests Heidi Rodewald and Stew, Alidz and Areni Agbabian, Leilani Chan, Jessica Kate Meyer, Christina Wong, Katia Moraes, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Phranc, and activists Maria Elena Durazo (President of HERE Local 11), Gail Blackwell (Director of Families to Amend California's Three Strikes), and Tomas Benitez of Self-Help Graphics, for a night that could only happen in Los Angeles.

Last year's Doikayt sold out so we've moved to The Vanguard in Hollywood.

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