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 Program for Jericho

Community + Diversity
Join Andrew Aoki, Chair of Political Science and Sabo Fellow at Augsburg College, and the cast of Jericho in a conversation on how we negotiate our differences and realize our similarities.
Sunday, April 19 following the 1 p.m. performance

Behind the Scenes
Jericho director Warren Bowles and stage manager Kelli Tucker will give you  a unique glimpse into an MJTC production. Optional boxed meal from Cecils ($10). Reservations required.
Sunday, April 19 from 5-6 p.m. (7 p.m. performance)

Healing After Trauma
Steve Levin, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul board member, will recount his 9/11 experience in NYC. He will be joined by Linda M. Valerian, MA, LPCC who specializes in the treatment of trauma-related disorders. Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service of St. Paul.
Thursday, April 23 following the 7:30 p.m. performance

9/11's Impact on the U.S. Legal System
Attorney Phil Goldman will moderate a discussion on how 9/11 impacted the American legal system, including laws affecting such areas as personal privacy, intelligence gathering, profiling, personal liberties, and the treatment of suspected terrorists. Panelists include William Mitchell Law Professor A. John Radsan; Attorney Marshall Tanick; and FBI Special Agent Shena Crowe. 1.0 CLE Bias credit applied for. Co-sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 
Sunday, April 26 following the 1 p.m. performance of Jericho