Meet Naomi Ackerman, a 2014 Jewish American Heritage Month nominee.
Title: Founder/Executive Director
Organization: The Advot Project
"For the past two decades Naomi has used art to promote peace, change, and encourage self-empowerment." - Lori Schulman (nominator)
- Naomi wrote, directed, and performs the acclaimed one-woman show "Flowers Aren't Enough", which has been performed over 1200 times globally.
- "Flowers" was performed at the United Nations in March 2004 in honor of International Woman's Day, in front of the commission for the Status of Woman
- Her educational curriculum, "Relationships 101," is currently being implemented in public and private high schools as well as in juvenile detention camps in Southern California
- She was one of the founding members of "View Points," an Arab-Jewish theater group promoting tolerance and dialogue, sponsored and produced by the Peres Center for Peace.
- Naomi serves on several advisory boards and donates 4-5 benefit performances per year of her acclaimed one-woman show "Flowers Aren't Enough" to non-profit organizations.
- "The concepts and ideals of tzedek, social justice and compassion resound in the passion of Naomi's work, in her commitment to her chosen cause: shalom bayyit (peace in the house). Her aim is, above all, Tikkun Olam, repairing the world."