Comedy or Leadership? A Conversation with Activist-Turned-Comedian Noam Shuster-Eliassi


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Center for Jewish Studies and CMES present

Noam Shuster-EliassiNoam Shuster Eliassi
Comedian, Visiting Fellow with the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, Harvard Divinity School

Noam Shuster-Eliassi is a freelance comedian, performer, peacebuilder and activist. A graduate of Brandeis University, she grew up in Neve Shalom Wahat Al Salam ("Oasis of Peace"), the only community where Jews and Palestinians live together by choice, and she performs in three languages - Hebrew, Arabic and English. In 2018, she was named the “New Jewish Comedian of the Year” in London. That same year, she was also the first Jewish performer in the Palestine Comedy Festival and her content went viral in the Arab media.

Now Noam is at Harvard Divinity School's Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative developing her one-woman show in Hebrew, English and Arabic, entitled "Coexistence My Ass". Public Radio International's (PRI) "The World" show recently did a profile of Noam and her work:

Co-sponsors: Judith and David Lobel Fund for the Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan