By Leah Napolin
STAGED READING, DIRECTED BY MITCHELL FIELDS
Set in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, it’s a look at what remains when all seems lost.
A BENEFIT FOR UKRAINE RELIEF, in partnership with the MANDEL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER and the CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS.
Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 7 p.m.
MANDEL JCC, 26001 SOUTH WOODLAND RD., BEACHWOOD, OHIO
THANKS to all who supported our reading, most particularly, THE CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS and the MANDEL JCC. Thanks, too, to our fabulous cast, led by MITCHELL FIELDS*: JOHN BUSSER, SEAN CAHILL, AMY FRITSCHE* BEN GREGG, LAUREL HART, KENNEDI HOBBS, JON LOYA, ANNE McEVOY, JAMES RANKIN, AMY SCHWABAUER, MA’LON SMITH, CODY SWANSON and ALYSSA WEXLER; and Sound Designer, RICHARD INGRAHAM. *Member, AEA
PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE TO OUR FOUR DESIGNATED RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS, payable to the organization, (with the added note, “Ukraine relief”)
HIAS: https.hias.org/ 411 Fifth Ave., #1006, NY, NY 10016
JCC KRAKOW, https.friendsof jcckrakow.org; or Friends of JCC Krakow, c/o Dagan La Corte, Treasurer, 74 Lafayette Ave., #101, Suffern, NY 10901
JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND; https:/donatejewishcleveland.org/; Jewish Federation of Cleveland, 25701 Science Park Dr., Beachwood, OH 44122
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN: https://wck.org; World Central Kitchen, 200 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001
MORE ABOUT THESE ORGANIZATIONS…
HIAS: The organization that helped resettle our parents and grandparents now provides the same services to today’s Ukrainian refugees. More than five million have fled Ukraine to Europe. HIAS is also giving aid and protection assistance to many of the 15 million people still living in the embattled land.
FRIENDS OF JCC KRAKOW: Since the start of the Russian onslaught, the JCC in Krakow and its partners have provided food, clothing, lodging, transportation and other vital resources to more than 100,000 Ukrainians, only 5% of whom are Jewish. Their relief efforts are ongoing in Krakow, on the Ukraine-Poland border and in Ukraine.
THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND (Emergency Ukraine Relief Fund) has raised millions of dollars to provide humanitarian aid, through partnerships with the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Among other achievements, they have helped evacuate tens of thousands of Ukrainians to Israel and around the world.
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN: The operation founded by Chef Jose Andres has served more than 200 million free, fresh meals worldwide since 2010. In 2022, they have made an extraordinary commitment to feeding the Ukrainian community, inside and outside the country, providing countless jobs at the same time. They are at work, daily, in more than 1100 Ukrainian cities and towns, as well as in countries that are receiving war refugees.