Shoebox Stories Live with the Boulder Jewish Community Center

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Dairy Arts Center
Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

Shoebox Stories Live with the Boulder JCC will be a significant way to honor Martin Luther King’s legacy by facilitating alliance building between leaders in the Jewish community with the goal of encouraging more people to get to know the people whose lives are at stake in immigration policy decisions.

Motus Theater is collaborating with community leadership organizations to host 5 evenings of events with 5 different Boulder-based organizations, who are leaders in Boulder County.

5 readers will read the personal stories of 5 undocumented immigrants with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), or who are living in sanctuary. After the reading, the readers will participate in a talkback with the audience.

Performance takes place at The Dairy Arts Center. Purchase tickets at


Bella Weksler is a junior at Fairview High School in Boulder where she is on the leadership team for the environmental club Net Zero. She is also the Social Action Vice President of the Boulder Temple Youth. For fun, Bella is a climber.   
Jon Wood is the Board Chairman at CU Boulder Hillel, a board member of the young professionals group Flatiron Tribe, part of the Boulder JCC welcoming team and pre-school vision team, and volunteers at Congregation Bonai Shalom. By day Jon leads knowledge management at Kantar, a brand consultancy. 

Caroline Saliman has taught/directed camp/told stories at Har HaShem and the Boulder JCC Preschool for more than 20 years. Caroline has received numerous awards, including the Chidush Educator's Award and the Grinspoon Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. 

Naomi Feiman is a board-certified pediatrician, with a practice at The Pediatric Center in Boulder. She is the founder and leader of the Moral Minyan, a group that regularly gathers at the ICE Detention Center in Aurora to speak out about the separation of families at the border. 
Elias Sacks, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies, is the new Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado. His research and teaching focus on Jewish thought, Jewish-Christian relations, philosophy of religion, religion and politics, and religious ethics, with a particular interest in the modern period.  

Tuesday, January 14 | 7 - 8:30 pm | General Admission: $20 general admission, Youth (11-18): Free (use code YOUTH at checkout) PURCHASE TICKETS HERE