Floating Tower Series

The Elie Wiesel Center presents

Floating Tower: 
A Series of Musical and Theatrical Events
Produced by Matti Kovler, 
EWCJS Composer in Residence

All Events Free and Open to the Public

Mystical Night Niggun Workshop
A community workshop for the LGBT Retreat of the BU Hillel Nehirim.
Combines meditation, learning nigguns (Jewish chants) and playing musical instruments.
Date: February 14
Time: 9 pm
Location: Elie Wiesel Center Library (147 Bay State Road)

Ami & Tami, A Purim Soirée
Matti Kovler’s original musical, described as “a modern Jewish take on the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel.” Join us as the Elie Wiesel Center is transformed into an enchanted forest. Doors will open for music, food, and theatrical activities at 5 pm.
Dates: Thursday, March 5 – SOLD OUT / shows at 6 pm and 8 pm / SOLD OUT
Just added: Friday, March 6 – matinée at 3:30 pm
Location: Elie Wiesel Center (147 Bay State Road)

Judeo-Persia Choir
Coordinated by Parham Haghighi, the choir will meet during the months of March and April prior to the “Secrets of Dawn” installation (see below).
Dates: Every Tuesday from March 17 to April 14
Time: 6 pm
Location: Elie Wiesel Center Library (147 Bay State Road)

Hebrew Songs about Food
A workshop for Hebrew Program Advanced level students, coordinated by Prof. Mira Angrist, to teach and perform several Israeli songs featuring food.
Date: TBA in March
Location: TBA

Secrets of Dawn
A pop-up installation including a student choir, dance, poetry, and video art.
Date: April 14
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: The Ellipse (100 Bay State Road, Ground Floor)

Library Music Salons
Informal gatherings around Jewish music and Israeli songs and food.
Date: TBA in April
Location: Elie Wiesel Center Library (147 Bay State Road)

A Tribute to Israeli Song
A cabaret-style evening for Israeli Independence Day, featuring local Israeli talent and BU students.
Date: TBA in April
Location: Florence and Chafetz Hillel House (213 Bay State Road)

Women’s Voices in the Middle Ages
Students revive medieval female identities; a vocal performance in Yiddish and Medieval German.
Date: May 7
Time: 7 pm
Location: Elie Wiesel Center Library (147 Bay State Road)


Click here for more information of the series, including video previews, production photos, and sound bytes.