Please join us to usher in light and hope at a time with too much darkness. Keshet invites you to a special Hanukkah Collaboration with Joey Soloway, Faith Soloway, and the team from Transparent, hosted by Carson and Joseph Gleberman.
At Transparent X Keshet: A Hanukkah Collab, you will join with Keshet friends for candlelighting and Joey’s new Ultimate Dreydel game. And you’ll get a sneak peek and learn about opportunities with the new Transparent Musical coming to Broadway in 2024 from Joey, Faith, and producer Eva Price.
This private event is a fundraiser to benefit Keshet, advancing LGBTQ equality in Jewish life in New York City and across the country.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
7pm – 9pm
Hosts: Carson and Joseph Gleberman
New York City
Private Venue – address provided upon RSVP
Hanukkah Hors D’oeuvres (Kosher) and drinks will be served
Joey Soloway, television creator, showrunner, director, and writer
Faith Soloway, producer, composer, and writer
Idit Klein, President and CEO, Keshet
Eva Price, Tony-award winning producer
Rivka Schafer, queer advocate and Keshet youth speaker
Please note that space is limited, and all guests must register in advance. Guests are asked to make a $1,000 donation per household or organization during the 2023 calendar year.
If you have any questions, please contact Elana Steinlauf Ohl, Keshet’s Annual Giving and Events Manager, at [email protected].
We hope you can join us!
Faith is a writer, director, composer, and performer. She wrote for all four seasons of Amazon’s groundbreaking television show “Transparent” and composed all the songs for “Transparent: Musicale Finale.” Her roots are in the musical comedy world. She was the musical director at Second City in Chicago from 1985-1990. During that time, she was also a founding member of The Annoyance Theater where she composed and directed many shows including “Co-Ed Prison Sluts,” the longest-running original musical in Chicago. It was at The Annoyance where she and her sibling Joey co-created “The Real Live Brady Bunch,” which went on to become cult classic theater, touring nationally. In Boston, she was a part of the folk scene and fused her love of folk music and comedy by creating “Schlock Operas” like “Miss Folk America,” and “Jesus Has Two Mommies.Faith is currently developing scripts for Amazon and Sony, and working on a stage musical of “Transparent.”
Joey Soloway is an artist, activist and filmmaker. They created the Emmy– and Golden Globe–winning series Transparent and cult feminist series I Love Dick, both from Amazon Studios. Joey founded Topple Books, a publishing imprint at Little A, and is currently releasing memoirs by Precious Brady Davis, Alexandra Billings, and Pigeon Pagonis, among others. Joey is currently working on The South Commons Experiment, a limited series about growing up in a “racial utopia” and The Amtlai Tapes, a podcast dedicated to the mysterious story of Amtlai, the mother of Abraham, who was almost written out of history. They are a co-founder of 5050 by 2020, a strategic initiative of TimesUp, and a co-creator of The Disruptors Fellowship, bringing trans, undocumented and disabled artists of color into Hollywood. They launched the community organization East Side Jews and are on the board of Temple Nefesh, a trans-denominational Jewish space for activism and spirituality. They are amidst development on podcast, television, and film projects that fulfill the Topple mission of elevating marginalized artists and their stories. They identify as trans and nonbinary and use they/them pronouns.
EVA PRICE is an NYCLU/ACLU honoree and a three-time Tony award-winning, and two-time Olivier award-winning producer. Her productions have garnered 6 Olivier Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, and 19 Tony Awards. Current: & Juliet (Broadway, 9 Tony nominations); A Transparent Musical (Center Theatre Group); Jagged Little Pill (National Tour); Titanique (Off-Broadway, Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical) Disney’s The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Streaming on Disney +). Upcoming: Redwood (La Jolla Playhouse). Selected credits: Jagged Little Pill (2 Tony Awards); Oklahoma! (2 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, Best Musical Revival, National Tour, West End); Tina – The Tina Turner Musical; What the Constitution Means to Me; Angels in America (Tony-winning Broadway Revival starring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield); Dear Evan Hansen (6 Tony Awards, 3 Olivier Awards); On Your Feet!; Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway!; Peter and the Starcatcher (5 Tony Awards); Colin Quinn Long Story Short (directed by Jerry Seinfeld); Mindplay (Geffen Playhouse); Annie; The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino; Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking; The Addams Family (starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth); as well as several solo shows and critically acclaimed concerts starring The Temptations & The Four Tops; Kathy Griffin; Lewis Black; and Hershey Felder. Off-Broadway: Sanctuary City (NYTW); Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical (le Poisson Rouge; National Tour); Drama Desk-nominated Found; The Lion (Drama Desk-winner; Off-West End-winner for Best Musical); and Bess Wohl’s critically acclaimed Small Mouth Sounds. International/Touring: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Rap Icon Kurtis Blow (Emmy Award for PBS Special Live Capture); The Magic School Bus, Live!: The Climate Challenge; Ella, a bio musical about the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald. For five years Eva worked as an assignment editor and coordinating producer for special projects at ABC News, spending her last year producing and reporting on stories relating to Broadway for ABCNEWS.COM.
Idit is a national leader for social justice with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Since 2001, she has served as the leader of Keshet, the national organization for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. Idit built Keshet from a local organization with an annual budget of $42,000 to a national organization with a five million dollar budget and offices in six states. Under her leadership, Keshet has supported tens of thousands of rabbis, educators, and other Jewish leaders to make LGBTQ equality a communal value and moral imperative. Idit also spearheaded the creation of leadership development programs for queer Jewish teens and mobilized Jewish communities nationwide to join the fight for LGBTQ rights. In addition, she served as the executive producer of Keshet’s documentary film, “Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School.”
Prior to leading Keshet, Idit was a leader in the LGBTQ community in Israel and helped envision the Jerusalem Open House. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, Idit earned her Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus on social justice education. She serves on the boards of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable and the Safety Respect Equity Network. Idit publishes frequently in the Jewish and LGBTQ press and has been honored by Jewish Women International, the Jewish Women’s Archive, Mayyim Hayyim, Brandeis University’s Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership, and the Forward as one of its ‘Forward 50,’ a list of American Jews who have made enduring contributions to public life. She lives in Boston with her family.
Rivka Schafer is a Modern-Orthodox Jewish college student at Rutgers University. As a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ acceptance within the Jewish community, Rivka has worked with Keshet since 9th grade to create safe spaces for queer Jewish teens. In their role as a co-chair on Keshet’s steering committee, Rivka organized and ran several shabbatons for Jewish queer youth. Rivka was also a program leader for Keshet, where they ran many in-person and virtual programs working to educate, empower, and support other teens. They were a speaker at Keshet’s OUTstanding Gala in 2021 and for GLAAD’s Queer Youth of Faith panel. Their work on queer advocacy can be found in publications such as The Jewish Link and the Jgirls+ website, in addition to podcasts on iHeartRadio and Spotify. Driven by the vision of a world where queer Jewish teens never feel forced to compromise their identity, Rivka works passionately towards creating safe spaces with Keshet and promoting understanding within the Jewish community.