Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s Doorways program was first begun in 2002. MJTC is proud to provide this innovative programming to complement the work on stage.  Such programs include:

  • community forums
  • lectures and symposia
  • events in partnership with other organizations such as museums and synagogues
  • post performance discussions
  • Continuing legal education seminars (CLE) for credit
  • work with school children

Doorways programs are designed to open the doors to greater understanding and enjoyment of the plays we present and to deeper insights into the subjects and issues they address. Each production of the season has Doorways programs to enhance the artistic and educational value of the work you see onstage.  Our post performance discussions feature esteemed guests who are professionals in our community. They join us to provide further information on topics in the production, and foster stimulating conversation with those in attendance.  Our CLE programs are co-sponsored by the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 

Doorways Programs for New Jerusalem

All programs are free and open to the public.

Symposium on Baruch de Spinoza
Join us after the matinee performance on October 19th for a presentation by Geoffrey Gorham, Philosophy Department Chair, Macalester College. 

Continuing Legal Education Program
Phil Goldman (Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.) will facilitate a discussion of themes that run throughout the play and apply to the legal system today with attorneys Steven Z. Kaplan (Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.) and Larry Zelle (Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP), and Honorable James M. Rosenbaum. Sunday, October 26th after the matinee performance (1 CLE credit applied for). Sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Meet the Director & Cast
Join us after the performance on October 23rd  for a Q & A with the director and cast of the show. Gain further insight into the play and how the director and actors approach their work.