SHMA Theatre Group @ AJ-1

SH'MA Theatre Group @ AJ

SHMA is a Hebrew word that means, "Hear" or "Listen." In traditional Judaism, the SHMA  is the centerpiece of the morning and evening prayer services. It is an affirmation of G-d's singularity and a call to pursue godliness through observance and mitzvot. SHMA was chosen as our name to symbolize our passion for Jewish storytelling and our clarion call for that passion to be heard, listened to and experienced. 

The mission of SH’MA Theatre Group is to create meaningful, quality Jewish Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding region. As an adjunct of Congregation Adath Jeshurun, our motto is, "Open doors, open hearts, open minds." Our aim is to foster a creative space that is inclusive, challenging, meaningful and explorative of the diversity of Jewish identity, which we will strive to accomplish with our staged productions. And our commitment is to be a platform for new and innovative voices in Jewish theatre content, which we will strive to accomplish with our annual Jewish Playwrighting Competition.