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
"It was a pleasure to work on a contemporary Jewish Musical such as THE ROLE MODEL. The music is great and the kids are learning about Jewish history in a fun, creative way. There is such a need for this type of theater and I am delighted to have discovered Cara Freedman's work!"

-- Sasha Nanus

Director of New York Jewish Teen Theater, Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side, New York
"Our children still talk about how much they enjoyed putting on A SYMBOL OF CHANUKAH. Our Temple thoroughly enjoyed Cara Freedman's Production!"

-- Cantor Rebecca Garfein

Riverdale Temple, Bronx, New York

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.