is on the road again.Her
Saturday, Feb.19, one woman performance in the beautiful new Cultural Arts Center of the Hasten Hebrew Academy
was quite a treat for the women in attendance.Ms. Factor
is a very talented storyteller, singer, and dancer.
From Hawaii to LA to NYC to Israel and now back on tour in the U.S. with her
family in tow is, in itself, a fascinating story.Getting the inside personal scoop on the journey that landed her
on this tour was the best part.
The inspiring, self-reflective show of Factor's life as an Asian American and the angst she
dealt with trying to fit in and finally doing so within the context of Judaism and ultimately Orthodoxy was told with humor and music.
It is hard to imagine this talented and very beautiful woman having self-image issues growing up.Her
detailed accounts of a young woman dating and pursuing a career were very entertaining and appealed to the more secular women in the crowd who had similar experiences.
One of the funniest aspects of the show was hearing how surprisingly supportive Factor's mother was when discussing the idea of a Jewish conversion for her
daughter. A major goal of Factor's North American J.A.P. tour is to raise funds for the Jerusalem Women's Center for Theater Arts, where Factor serves as artistic director.