Join us for a very special evening–“Backstage with Golda”–as Golda Meir’s grandniece, Alice Golembo, illustrates Golda’s humanity and humor, and her intense relationship with Jews in the diaspora. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, via Zoom.
Alice gained a unique perspective on the prime minister’s role in Israeli and US society: She lived with Golda from 1972 to 1973 in the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Also, Alice was intimately involved in the Broadway play Golda, both as an actress and as a consultant to the playwright.
Her performance on June 6 is a combination of theater, humor, information and personal insight into the private life of Golda Meir. Readings from the original Broadway play Golda and from Golda’s dramatic speeches are woven into the fabric of the talk.
In addition to appearing on Broadway, Alice, who has worked extensively with Israeli theater and film and starred in several Israeli television series, has a wealth of experience as an actress.. In the United States, she has performed with such well-known stars as Anne Bancroft, Gene Hackman, Joan Fountaine, and Alexis Smith. She is a founding member of the Journey Company, an off-Broadway repertory company in New York.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Alice moved to Israel in 1972, and returned to the United States in 1975. A resident of New Jersey since 1979, she is married to Eri Golembo of South Africa, has two children—a daughter Shana and a son Ashton—and two grandchildren. Since 1998, Alice has been the director of special events for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, as well as a fund-raising consultant for non-profit theater companies in New York City.
For the Zoom link, RSVP to Debbie Schwartz, our programming committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).