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Congregation Beth Israel

Bangor Maine

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Jewish Story Slam

July 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beth Israel is hosting a community wide Story Slam event on July 16th at 6:30pm.

Have you ever been cornered by someone after services who wants to tell you about the way things used to be, when all you want to do is slip downstairs and eat a bagel? Those stories are important.  Those stories are who we are.  And when we’re gone, so are those stories.

A Story Slam is a quasi-competition.  Participants have 5 minutes each to tell a story revolving around a theme.  At the end of the night, a panel of judges determines the winner.  The reward is a solid pat on the back and the satisfaction of knowing that you are a master storyteller.  And our reward, as a community, is to some together and to laugh, cry, and share something of what makes us all special. We will also be producing a podcast of our stories, so our amazing Bangor Jewish community can share this with everyone. The theme for this event is On Being Jewish.  We all have stories to tell about being Jewish in this big world of ours.  Put on your thinking cap and start thinking of those stories now. So come on July 16th, tell a story.  Or just come and listen to other stories.  There will be libationary indulgences by donation! This event is made possible by the JCEA!


July 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm