Multi-Media ‘My Grandfather’s Prayers’ at Maltz Museum Tells Jewish Immigrant Story

Sun 7/16 @ 2PM & 7PM

Virtually every American Jew has a story about ancestors who arrived in the U.S. from some place else — usually after being persecuted. One of those is puppeteer Lisa Sturz, who has worked for Disney, Jim Henson Productions and Lucasfilm.

Her theatrical production, My Grandfather’s Prayers, tells the story of her grandfather, cantor Izso Glickstein, who came from Ukraine and settled in Boston in the early 20th century. The productions features shadow puppets, scrolling backgrounds, mixed-media film sequences and poetic text as she delves into her own background and artistic and spiritual legacy.

My Grandfather’s Prayers will be performed twice at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, followed by a discussion. It’s suitable for older teens and adults. Tickets are $15, $10 for Maltz Museum members. Reserve your spot here.


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