Jewish Storytelling Coalition

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning

We're so excited about the release of Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning which includes many of our original stories! This makes for a very meaningful Chanukah present for those adult through b'nei mitzvah age. All sales go to benefit the Peninnah Schram Scholarship Fund (for Jewish Educators to Be Trained in Mitzvah-Centered Storytelling). Here's what Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of Jewish Literacy says about Mitzvah Stories:
"The power of mitzvah as a primary lens for meaningful Jewish living is revealed in this most stimulating volume where every branch of Judaism is represented with creativity, integrity and moral imagination." 
You can ship your gifts directly to the recipients if you wish. The list of contributing authors is amazing!  Mazel Tov to Peninnah!!  or

There is a Free download of a Discussion Guide written by Shoshana Silberman: Free Discussion Guide for Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning

Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff announces new release! Mazel Tov!

Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff released a CD last month. The Growing Season contains original stories adapted from ancient Jewish tales. Included are stories for Tu B'Shvat, Purim, and Passover, all originally commissioned by the Macks Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore, Maryland. Three of the stories are geared toward children ages 3-5. The remaining stories are geared toward children ages 5 and older. A perfect Chanukah gift, The Growing Season can be purchased on iTunes though this link... Please visit to hear a sample of each story.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our own Cindy Rivka Marshall is crossing the pond for Limmud UK!!

Cindy Rivka Marshall has been invited to be an international presenter at the Limmud UK Conference. She will be teaching and performing at the 30th anniversary of this conference for Jewish learning, held at the University of Warwick, England Dec 23-29, 2011. Cheeri -o!

Cindy Rivka Marshall, Storyteller, Educator, Coach

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Here's a terrific article about Peninnah. Please find coverage of the Nov. 6 storytelling festival in Professor Schram’s honor in the Ohio Jewish Chronicle, below: