A Sign Upon Your Hand

Quick Facts

  • Run Time: 0 hr 40 min
  • Cast Size: 15-30
  • Age Range: 8-18
  • # of Songs: 3
Photo from A Sign Upon Your Hand
"We produced WE ARE YOUR SONG, AMERICA-A STORY OF ELLIS ISLAND. From beginning to end, the show was a great learning experience for all. How wonderful to find good theater material for Jewish young people!"

-- Laura Seymour

Director of Family and Youth Services, Dallas Jewish Community Center, Dallas Texas
"We have produced The Role Model, The Tower, Happily Ever Now and A Higher Ground. Cara Freedman's shows are some of the best teaching vehicles I know. The music is terrific and the kids love performing the shows. No one really realizes how much they have learned until the shows are over. From working on Cara's Shows as their entry to involvement at Temple, many adults have gone on to sit on or chair other Beth Am committees and projects. What an impact!"

-- Cantor Kay Greenwald

Congregation Beth Am, Palo Alto California

Final song from the mini-musical "A Sign Upon Your Hand".

About "A Sign Upon Your Hand"

This mini-musical was inspired by 17-year-old Adam Stone, a deaf teenager, and his relationship with his Jewish interpreter, along with his quest to pursue his religious training. This inspiring story teaches us compassion, Tikun Olam, and the pursuit of Mitzvot. Set in a religious school classroom, the unruly students have yet to keep a steady teacher. When an unsuspecting friend of the principal comes along to step in for a day, he and the students find they are in for more than they ever imagined.

This production received a standing ovation at the Central Conference of American Rabbis in Anaheim. The play was featured on the national TV show 48 hours. The musical finale, ONE BY ONE, was exclusively used by the Jewish Federations' annual campaign and the opening number, and GOTTA DO A MITZVAH NOW has been used by congregations all over the country for Mitzvah day.


  • For amazing results, use an interpreter in the rehearsal process and for the production.
  • A SIGN UPON YOUR HAND uses an inexpensive, easy set. The costumes are mostly street clothes in the latest fashions. This is a fabulous touring show.
  • This can also become a teaching play. You can prepare Q and A's to be discussed in the classrooms after the show, or even allow the audience to ask questions.