New York Times-published poet, storyteller and facilitator Alexander Nemser engages with timeless questions of Jewish spirituality through an irreverent, hilarious millennial lens.
New York Times-published poet, storyteller and facilitator Alexander Nemser engages with timeless questions of Jewish spirituality through an irreverent, millennial lens. From his book "The Sacrifice of Abraham," named among the "Best Jewish Poetry of 2014" by The Forward, to his new one-man show "4 Golems," his work offers a delirious, hilarious encounter between the ancient and the edge of now.
Though framed in traditional Jewish rhetoric, Nemser’s tales are surreal, disturbing, funny, smart and anything but pious. The prominence of the transgressive element of Nemser’s writing is in perfect accord with his spiritual vision and concern for Judaism’s formative and perhaps most inexplicable myth.— Jake Marmer, Poetry Critic, Tablet Magazine, Palo Alto, CA
Alexander was a great instructor. I felt that he was very knowledgeable about the creative storytelling process, and provided me with helpful feedback in a nonjudgemental way. I highly recommend him.— David K., Participant, NuRoots Storytelling Workshop, Los Angeles, CA
It was a pleasure to attend another event hosted by Alexander Nemser. He brings a human, comedic and deeply empathic touch to contemporary Judaism. A gifted speaker and storyteller, he evokes Jewish history, tradition and trauma with wit and brings them into a contemporary context, giving voice--and new meaning--to some of the questions, doubts, and skepticisms we've been silently thinking.— Betsy M., Participant, NuRoots Collective Escape Seder, NuRoots, Los Angeles, CA