State Theatre Hosts a Peace of Mind Program Event
In Collaboration with Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple of New Brunswick
This is the 60s multimedia concert – Thursday, November 15 at 8pm
New Brunswick, NJ —State Theatre in collaboration with Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple of New Brunswick will host 24 soldiers from the Peace of Mind (POM) program of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at the upcoming State Theatre multimedia, musical performance of This is the 60s on Thursday, November 15 at 8pm. In addition to attending the This is the 60sperformance, the soldiers will attend a meet and greet with the performers.
The POM program helps discharged Israel Defense Forces (IDF) combat soldiers in their transition from military to civilian life. The program works with groups of discharged combat soldiers who have served together during their compulsory military service. During the POM program, which takes place over a 90 day period, these young men and woman receive the proper support for sharing and processing their combat experiences.
“We are privileged to partner with our neighbor Anshe Emeth in easing the transition these soldiers are making to civilian life and in some small way, help them gain a perspective on civil society in America,” commented Mark W. Jones, State Theatre President & CEO.
The program consists of three main workshops, the central of which is hosted by a Jewish community in the Diaspora. The disconnection from the daily routine in Israel and the warm welcome received from the hosting community does wonders for the impact of the intervention. Participants have said that the acknowledgment and support they receive from the hosting community helps them to move on from the trauma of combat. Providing such a forum for sharing these experiences has also been found to prevent future emotional distress.
There are a number of ways to help sponsor a November 2012 POM group at Anshe Emeth. For more information on the Peace of Mind program, contact Elissa Rozov at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-828-7531, or Robert Stern at email@example.com or 732-951-9121, or Heather Kibel at the Anshe Emeth office at 732-545-6484.
About This is the 60s
More than a stage show, and much more than a concert, This Is The ‘60s, takes the audience on a time tunnel journey they will not soon forget. From the early days of the space program, through the hysteria of Beatlemania, and into the darkness of the Vietnam War, This Is The ‘60s merges that entire turbulent decade into a cohesive and enthralling stage production.
Featuring 35 songs from the soundtrack that united an entire generation, This Is The ‘60s, features the music of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, and many more. Interspersed with the music and dance are vintage film clips featuring major news events, pop culture fads, and vintage TV commercials that carry the audience back 50 years. While many of the clips bring laughter and reminiscing, others are more poignant, such as the muffled drum cadence of President Kennedy’s funeral procession or the escalating war in Vietnam.
For performance tickets to This is the 60s, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online atwww.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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