The Israel Story Podcast and New Israel Fund Present

Roomies: Living Together
A Live Show

Join us — in DC, New Jersey, Chicago or Berkeley — for an evening of magical live radio in a first-ever collaboration between NIF and Israel Story, the award winning radio show and podcast that public radio icon Ira Glass calls “the Israeli This American Life.”

In a combination of radio-style storytelling, live collage animation, music, singing, video, and other multimedia magic, Israel Story LIVE tells the stories of Israelis from all over the country. This show will include a combination of previously-performed and never-before-seen stories!

At a time of increased divides, NIF and Israel Story have put together a show that deepens the conversation with moving stories of what it means to live together in a shared society.

Four Live Shows • Across Four U.S. Cities

Washington, DC

J Street Conference Opening Night
Saturday, Feb. 25th
DAR Constitution Hall


Tuesday, Feb. 28th
Greenhouse Theatre Center

Montclair, NJ

Wednesday, March 1st
Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue


Saturday, March 4th
JCC East Bay

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Israel Story — one of the most popular national radio shows in Israel, and the country’s 1st documentary storytelling podcast of its kind — is often called the ‘This American Life’ of Israel, even by Mr. Ira Glass himself.

Creative Team

photo - Mishy Harman

Mishy Harman

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photo - Yochai Maital

Yochai Maital

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photo - Ronnie Wagner

Ronnie Wagner

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Presenting Sponsor

Walter & Elise Haas Fund, CA
Anne Germanacos, CA


Peleh Fund, CA

Community Sponsor

Aaron Back and Beth Sandweiss, NJ
Lisa Brennan, NJ
Penny Brown and Jeff Rappin, IL
Aya Izraely-Levi, NJ
George Krevsky, CA
Magda Schaler-Haynes, NJ
Gay Sigel and Howard Epstein, IL
Bnai Keshet  Reconstructionist Synagogue, NJ
Congregation Shomrei Emunah, NJ
J Street
Honeymoon Israel, CA
Temple Isaiah, CA
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, CA
Beth El, CA
The Kitchen, CA
Jewish Studio Project, CA
Camp Newman, CA
Berkeley Hillel, CA
Temple Sinai, CA
Netivot Shalom, CA