(c) Alona Rodeh, (c) Zohar Ron

Ariel Ashbel and friends/Voices of Yemen


It takes a Village: Bar Mitzvah’d at Forty – Hawdala

Mousonturm Saal


He will end the holy Shabbat and the day of his Bar Mitzvah ceremony with us in the Mousonturm with a havdala ceremony and a concert by the Israeli ensemble “Voices of Yemen” under the direction of Ravid Kahalani. With classical Yemeni sounds, he celebrates the transition between light and darkness, the sacred and the profane, and thus also highlights the change between the person as whom Ashbel began the day and the person as whom he ends it.

Finally, on Sunday, a festival is held at the Mousonturm – a mixture of speeches and talks, music and dance, food and drink, party and ritual.

In the series of events, Ashbel uses his Jewish perspective to take a look at countless facets of foreignness and diversity, starting from the personal. His “life-specific” performance and bar mitzvah thus become a place for inclusive and intersectional encounters and make the depth of the festival tangible in many of its dimensions.

World premiere
Duration: 60 Min.
Language: english