Samovar Stories | Congregation Beth Am

Samovar Stories

A family gathered around a samovar, elegant or humble, drinking hot, sweet tea is a picture a few of us may recall, and many of us can picture in our minds. Part of Russian Jewish culture, as well as Asian and Iranian culture, samovars are romantic objects. Indeed, there is a Russian saying, “have a sit by the samovar,” which means to have a leisurely chat while sipping tea.

Please join us for a rich and varied afternoon of storytelling featuring true tales and original short pieces by fellow congregants presented in a readers’ theater format by Beth Am “actors.” Samovars will be displayed and Russian-themed refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this free program.

Questions? Email Caryn Huberman, Jane Stone or Natalie Bivas.

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