Rabbi Aaron, Westminster Village crowd revel in Veterans Day Shabbat

In Army fatigues and camouflage yarmulke, Student Rabbi Rabbi Aaron Rozovsky delivered Shabbat to a packed house of seniors and their guests on Veterans Day at Westminster Village.

Rabbi Aaron drew energy from the diverse audience, which included numerous veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, leading them through prayers, hymns and service songs, including some tailored to the holiday. After one hymn, he thanked the crowd for its response: “I felt like an Israeli Dean Martin up here!”

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Awake and Sing! rehearsale at ISU New Theater

Awake and Sing! to premiere at ISU New Theater

Indiana State professor of theater Arthur Feinsod may be familiar to United Hebrew Congregation Terre Haute members as author of Coming to See Aunt Sophie, the 2014 play about Jan Karski, honored as Righteous Among the Nations for his efforts to save Polish Jews from the Nazis.

Now, Arthur has directed Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing!, set to premiere at the New Theater, 538 N 7th St. on the ISU campus. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 through Friday, Nov. 12, and 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Tickets are $10. Call 812-237-3333 for more information.

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