“Night Words – A Midrash on the Holocaust” written by David Roskies will be presented by Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill as a special Yom HaShoah Commemoration.
The program is Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Cascia Hall on the campus of Merrimack College in North Andover. This event is free and open to the public.
“Night Words” is a dramatic reading by 36 participants which takes about 90 minutes. It brings together the boldest writings from rabbinic, medieval and modern literary sources, dialogue, voices, questioning, and even orchestrated rage at the calamity of the Shoah, or Holocaust.
For the reading, as the participants of the reading enter, they line up in a row and relinquish their shoes to the ushers. They then proceed to the “Place of Meeting” (within Cascia Hall) and are seated. A quorum for this service is 36 people, men, and young adults.
Roles are distributed in advance and require no prior preparation. Each participant receives a text of the service from which they read. Non-reading attendees are seated around the hall. The play is oriented toward adults and older children.
The Adult Education Committee of Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring the reading. Co-sponsor is the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College. Cascia Hall is located at 315 Turnpike St., North Andover.
City to host rabies clinic Saturday
The city’s Health Department will conduct a Rabies Immunization Clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Animal Control Shelter, 500 Primrose St.
A fee of $12 will be charged per animal. Dogs brought to the clinic must be six months of age or older, leashed, and accompanied by an adult. Cats must be in carriers. For more information call 978-374-2325.
Haverhill Freemasons to hold open house on Saturday