The Book of Ruth Shavuot Shpiel
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The Book of Ruth Shavuot Shpiel

“The Book of Ruth” communitywide Shavuot Shpiel held three performances, two at the Jewish Community Center Katz Theater and one free show at Community Day School

Naomi (Cara Shuckett) and Ruth (Delilah Picart) after Ruth returns from Boaz’s field with barley for them to eat. (Photo by Sara Stock Mayo)
Naomi (Cara Shuckett) and Ruth (Delilah Picart) after Ruth returns from Boaz’s field with barley for them to eat. (Photo by Sara Stock Mayo)

“The Book of Ruth” communitywide Shavuot Shpiel held three performances, two at the Jewish Community Center Katz Theater and one free show at Community Day School for the entire student body.

Several members of the cast tap dancing with the barley harvest. (Photo by Sara Stock Mayo)
The intergenerational cast and musical team included more than 60 people from Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and Orthodox congregations and independent minyanim, including local clergy.
Boaz (Leon Zionts) tells Ruth (Delilah Picart) and Naomi (Cara Shuckett) that he will be their redeemer. (Photo by Sara Stock Mayo)
The show was produced by ShpielBurgh Productions, which was created by Elinor S. Nathanson and Sara Stock Mayo with their inaugural production of last year’s “Hadassah, A Persian Musical Purim Shpiel.”
Ruth (Delilah Picart) dreams about the return of her husband, Machlon (Alan Friedman) along with the mohel bear (Peter Kogan) and their “baby bear” (Benjamin Kogan.) (Photo by Sara Stock Mayo)
All proceeds from “The Book of Ruth” will go to Jewish Family and Community Services Refugee and Immigrant Services and the Jewish Community Center of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.
Ruth (Delilah Picart) rejoices with her younger self (Mia Brewer) at the mikvah. (Photo by Sara Stock Mayo)

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