RAISE YOUR SPIRITS THEATRE
By women – For women
Raise Your Spirits was founded in 2001 as a non-profit theater troupe in order to raise the spirits of the people of Israel. We perform in memory of victims of terror and Israeli soldiers who fell in the line of duty, and in honor of their families, who we host as our guests.
We help religious women and girls find fulfillment for their performing talents in accordance with Jewish religious law and, in some cases, support for difficult life challenges.
We bring the belief and the beauty of the Torah to wide audiences, in the spirit of “From Zion shall go forth the Torah.”
We adhere to the Jewish and civic legal principles of respecting copyrights and therefore either legally license materials or commission original music at significant expense.
When the support of foundations or individuals enables us to donate a portion of our proceeds to charity, we do so. In the past we have benefited victims of terror, families in financial distress, emergency medical requests and other individual and community needs throughout Israel. We offer social service departments and other organizations discounted tickets for women in difficult financial straits. We give special consideration to women and girls from traumatized communities, such as Sderot and the uprooted of Gush Katif.
Raise Your Spirits also mentors and promotes our all-volunteer cast in the area of the performing arts and other professions. We have developed a network of several hundred women and girls which serves as a model to other community theater groups in Israel and abroad.
We are in search of partners.