The Broken Mishkan: Creativity, Healing, and the Journey in Between

Tuesday, February 8th 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

Join CARe and the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) for a special event featuring a performance and conversation with GTU alumna Sara Nesson! Dr. Deena Aranoff, Director of CJS & Senior Lecturer in Medieval Jewish Studies, will open with an introduction.

Sometimes life brings unexpected changes—a loss, an illness, or even a pandemic and we find ourselves on rocky ground. How do we find our way?

Mishkan is a Hebrew word for “sacred space.” The Broken Mishkan is a short theatrical work about one woman’s journey playing piano, swimming New Hampshire lakes, praying with nuns, falling down, getting back up, and the secret of two hawks on a mountain. Part memoir, part midrash, the story explores the intersection between art and spirit, as well as the humbling and blessed nature of being human.

Sara Nesson is an artist, writer, and actress who learned to draw after being diagnosed with a chronic illness. A lifelong creative, she has led Taizé candlelight services in churches, performed with A Traveling Jewish Theatre, mentored Jewish teenagers, and traversed the United States as a travel writer.

Learn more about Sara and watch a trailer for the show.

Register for this free, public event!


This event is online only