Josh and Rachael, East Passyunk
The Silverbauers love Purim. What’s not to love? The holiday is celebrated as a mash up of Halloween and St. Patty’s Day with a story full of drama, romance, intrigue, and sex! One day, Josh and a few friends decided to write a musical spoof of the Purim story to perform for friends in his living room. Fast forward a few years, and A Very Awesome Purim, an original musical production, has been playing for years in sold out venues on multiple nights, with an audience that rarely comes to organized Jewish events. This is where Tribe 12 came in. Tribe 12 partners with individuals who support such a creative combination of the arts, Jewish innovation, and community to help them reach a larger audience — and then make sure that audience can find out about other “awesome” Jewish opportunities throughout the year. That mutual drive to challenge expectations led to Josh becoming a Tribe 12 Fellow and a partnership that continues!