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The Jewish people and lovers of theater have made it clear that they will confront any obstacle that comes their way

Worcester, Massachusetts | 2020

Alex Sklarz

“I knew that I wanted to be a part of Jewish life on campus—part of a caring community where people could be themselves and express their connections to Judaism in their own way. Since my freshman year, I also have been active onstage and behind the scenes of Clark University Players Society, which is one of Worcester’s oldest theater companies. I find a lot of spiritual meaning in my ability to perform. I always take a few moments before a show begins to express gratitude for my feet that allow me to stand on stage, my voice that brings emotion to my character, and my individual spirit that allows me to put on the best show I can. In Judaism and theater, I feel a constant need to improve; to know that each event or moment in time can be better than the one that came before it. The Jewish people and lovers of theater — and those who are both — have made it clear that they will confront any obstacle that comes their way with care, grace, and love for the people around them. I have come to believe that “Am Yisrael Chai,” in many ways, means “The Show Must Go On.” — Alex Sklarz, Clark University ’22