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Pearl Moscowitz’ Last Stand

An original musical written and performed by Hebrew School students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade from Kane Street Synagogue, under the leadership of Landon Braverman, musical theater composer.

Set on the Lower East Side in the early 1960s, it is the very timely story of over-development of the city at the expense of everyday residents. This story about community, residential diversity, displacement and love of NYC will make you laugh and feel proud to be a New Yorker.

Story writing, lyric and musical composition, rehearsals, and recording all took place from January through June 2021, which premiered online on June 21, 2021. Enjoy!


The following is a Q&A with the creators, which took place right after the Premiere:

“Pearl Moscowitz’ Last Stand” was written by, and stars:

Gideon Fox, 3rd grade
Lilah Haskell, 4th grade
Maya Margolis, 3rd grade
Alice Poliner, 4th grade
Madeleine Pollock, 5th grade
Yaniv Robinson, 4th grade
Tallulah Tamman, 4th grade
Lily Westrom, 5th grade
& Landon Braverman and Rabbi Val Lieber

with thanks to the families of all the creators!

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