Ben Engel’s ‘Havdalah’: Performance Details


November 7, 2021    
7:00 pm

Ben Engel’s “Havdalah” at The Emanuel Synagogue!

The Emanuel Players will return to the stage Sunday, November 7, with a staged reading of Ben Engel’s latest play, “Havdalah,” directed by Adrian A. Durlester.

The play looks at the pressures, conflicts and opportunities Jews faced when they encountered modern life in Nineteenth Century Berlin. Engel tells the story by focusing on the large and prominent Mendelssohn family.


Due to Covid-required protocols and attendance limits, we will perform the staged reading to an in-person audience of up to 150, as well as on Zoom. General admission will be free, but pre-registration is required.
The Synagogue would greatly appreciate your voluntary donations and sponsorships. Advertising opportunities also available.

A reception sponsored by Fierston Financial Group will follow the performance.


*When registering, please let us know if you are attending in person or virtually.

CLICK to join us Zoom!
Meeting ID: 831 9048 9333/Passcode: 193902

The synagogue would greatly appreciate your voluntary donations and sponsorships! Questions: Please contact Marsha Wolfberg at

Havdalah Cast:
– Rabbi Steve Chatinover

– Pat Kazakoff 
– Mike Isko
– Mel Simon
– Elizabeth Ehrlich

– Esther Aronson
– Fred Spaeth
– Eric Hoffman
– Mark Wolfberg
– Lesley Weiner
– Rabbi David Small
– Carolyn Topol