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Aggadah Adventures

Best for ages 2-6, all children welcome.

Join CBST for a series of unique theatrical experiences designed especially for our youngest community members and their grownups. These immersive, multi-sensory, and educational performances will bring Jewish text to life in new and exciting ways -- giving participants an active role in telling the story as it unfolds. Utilizing puppetry, live music, and sensory storytelling, AGGADAH ADVENTURES creatively and meaningfully introduce our tradition to a new generation.
 
DOWN THE NILE: A PASSOVER AGGADAH ADVENTURE
A basket carrying a baby floats down the Nile River…where is it going, and who will the baby become? Travel down the Nile, across Egypt, and through the Red Sea in this immersive retelling of the Passover story, brought to life with puppetry, live music, sensory storytelling designed especially for very young audiences and their grownups.

Sunday, April 21             10:30am / 12:30pm
SOLD OUT - Saturday, April 27           11:30am

UNDER THE RAINBOW: A PRIDE AGGADAH ADVENTURE
Come aboard the ark and brave the storm with Noah and his friends as they figure out the importance of sticking together when the going gets tough. Brought to life with puppetry, live music, sensory storytelling and participation, this creative re-imagining of Noah's story (and the appearance of the world's first rainbow) is the perfect way to celebrate Pride with your toddlers!

Saturday, June 29           10:30am / 12:30pm    
 
INSIDE THE WHALE: A YOM KIPPUR AGGADAH ADVENTURE
Climb aboard a ship for a sea-faring adventure and get swallowed by a massive whale in this immersive retelling of the story of Jonah. Brought to life with puppetry, live music, sensory storytelling and participation, this creative re-imagining of this Yom Kippur story will offer very young audiences and their grownups a chance to observe the holiday in an engaging and meaningful way.

Wednesday, October 9*     Times TBD

* All performances will be held at CBST, 130 West 30th Street except INSIDE THE WHALE, which will be held at the Jacob Javits Center.

PAST AGGADAH ADVENTURES

BEHIND THE MASK: A PURIM AGGADAH ADVENTURE
Put on your mask and take your seat at King Achashverosh’s table, because the royal party is about to start and you’re invited! Brought to life with puppetry, live music, sensory storytelling and participation, this creative re-imagining of the Purim story will bring the holiday to life in an exciting new way designed especially for very young audiences and their grownups.

Aggadah Adventures is funded by an Ignition Grant through the Covenant Foundation. CBST is partnering with PJ Library to share our early childhood programming with families across NYC. PJ Library provides free books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old. Sign up for PJ Library to receive the gift of Jewish books each month – at no cost to your family.