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Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

This course was offered in Fall, 2017.

Handler playJoin us this fall for Berkeley Rep’s new play by Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket, that “celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos.”

The play is described this way:

The genius behind Lemony Snicket brings his relentlessly mischievous style to a new play for adults. Sarah’s father is dead, her mother is in hysterics, and the new rabbi totally bungled the funeral. To further the absurdity, the ghost of a rabbit hops into her life, pushing her to confront her deepest issues. Fantastical and wise, hilarious and sobering.

Jews have often felt that life is chaotic, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic. Join Rabbi Chester to reflect on how Judaism makes sense of life that often feels nonsensical.

Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit will be in production at the Berkeley Repertory Theater October 5 - November 19.


# Sessions
Date & time

Thursday, November 16
7:30 - 9:00 pm

$10 for the public
Free for members
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Nov 16 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Thu Temple Sinai Rabbi Steven Chester


Temple Sinai

2808 Summit Street

Oakland, CA 94609



Rabbi Steven Chester

Rabbi Steven ChesterRabbi Steven Chester is a Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sinai in Oakland. He received a B.A. in History from UCLA, a B.H.L. from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, a M.H.L. from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, and an honorary doctorate from HUC in 1996.