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A solo performance portraying Abraham Joshua Heschel

This is the website for the US production. For the Israeli production, click here

Rabbi Prof. Heschel's inspiring life story and character is made into a fascinating show. The play, an original production commissioned by the World Zionist Organization to inaugurated events marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Abraham Joshua Heschel - one of the most important Jewish thinkers of modern times.

Abraham Heschel with MLK

The solo performance of, “Heschel’s Passover Eve” meets Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel a few days before the Seder to which he invited his friend and traveling companion, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in April 1968.

The preparations for Seder night infuse the Jewish "Festival of Freedom" with universal meaning and link the call, "Let My People Go," to the struggle for human rights, social activism, the need for Tikun Olam, the relevance of Jewish tradition, Zionism, and Jewish peoplehood for each one of us.



"Every community around the world should host this experience and heed its call"


Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal
CEO USCJ & The Rabb
inical Assembly


"An inspiring tour de force whose message of compassion and pluralism resonates today more than ever..."

Rebecca Kopans



A one-man show that is inspiring, educational and entertaining at the same time...

Noga Brenner Samia

CEO, Hillel Israel

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 Play: Eran Shavit 

 Director:  Yoni Eilat 

 Actor:  Eric Berger

 Music:  Alon Azizi 

 Academic Consultant:  Dr. Dror Bondi 


 Production:  Shazur 

 Presented By:  Office of the Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, Dr. Yizhar Hess 

Join the Passover table of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel!

Running time:

45 min

The performance is subsidized by the Office of the WZO Deputy Chairman

Flexible scheduling

to meet your community’s needs

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