Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NCSY’s Project Chazon Presents: Real Greatness

A Multimedia Experience for Teens Powered by The Jewish Federation’s Community Innovation Center

Greatness. Conflict. Potential. What do these words mean? What do they mean to today's Jewish teen? How do they impact our lives? What does it mean to be truly great?

This Winter Break over 300 Jewish teens will gather as a part of NCSY’s Project Chazon to explore these questions and potential answers.

Chazon is a Hebrew word which means vision; Project Chazon uses mixed-media - like video, live-action and music - to create an amazing performance to enhance conversations about Jewish issues. For a taste, check out the trailer for last year’s production, “Children of Anarchy”, which took place at the LFJCC Garfield Family Theater:
For the last seven years San Diego locals, Rabbi Adam Simon and Josh Cohen, have been developing Project Chazon as a medium for Jewish teens to explore relevant issues through mixed-media and discussion. They have worked with San Diego theater artists including San Diego REP’s Todd Salovey, among others, to upgrade the theatrical components to its highest form. They have also worked with renowned educators to develop discussion and experiential education content for the teens. With over 20 individual shows over the last 10 year, there has never been a production in which the entire audience was not deeply affected by the performance. This fusion of the arts and relevant Jewish issues is one of the most powerful tools in Jewish education.

As part of the Jewish Federation’s of San Diego County’s commitment to innovation and building a vibrant Jewish future, the Community Innovation Center has selected Project Chazon as a grantee and aided in bringing the program to San Diego’s Jewish teens.
This year's production, to take place in San Diego’s Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, will present "Real Greatness", which follows the life of Nate, a teenager struggling with the true meaning of greatness, who is faced with an amazing opportunity...or is it a challenge?
The production will be followed by some snacks and an informal discussion group, which will explore the show and its messages from a Jewish perspective.

Teens should RSVP for this free event on Facebook at

Transportation from individual schools can be accommodated with sufficient interest.

For more information contact Adam Simon at or

Since it was founded in 1954, NCSY has been engaging Jewish teens around the world and reconnecting them with their heritage. Through the decades, NCSY has evolved and found new ways to make Judaism relevant to teens. Today, under the leadership of Rabbi Adam Simon, NCSY in San Diego has become the place for Jewish teens to connect with their Jewish heritage and be inspired by Jewish role models who empower them to become the Jewish leaders of tomorrow. For more visit or


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