Jewish Storytelling Coalition

Monday, November 26, 2012


Adirondack Memdel's Aufruf: Welcome to Chelm's Pond.  

Sandy Schuman describes his new work " as a mashup of the Chelm fool and the Adirondack tall-tale, a fusion of Adirondack-Ashkenzick cuisine, and a wonder about the nature of God and meaning of prayer."

Adirondack Mendel is the renowned adventurer, woodsman, mountain man, and Adirondack guide who always tells the truth even if he has to lie to do it. When they are brought together by Aufruf, the talking dog (who used to do spy work for Colin Powell, from whom he learned a bissel Yiddish), they fall in love.

There is a (really good) book trailer and additional information at the following sites (youtube!)'s-pond/


Friday, November 2, 2012

A note from a very satisfied directory participant! Thanks, Jennifer!

Dear Cindy, Bruce and Bonnie,
I am writing to thank you for your dedication and work in creating and updating the Jewish Storytelling Coalition's Directory. Because of you, I was remembered and recently hired by the Ann Arbor Jewish community.
Each year the Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor hires a "scholar in residence" to work with teachers and students. This year they decided upon a storyteller, and they printed out the entire Jewish Storytelling Coalition's directory. One of the principals had hired me (in her previous position) at Tamarack Camps in Michigan for three summers about 10-12 years ago, and recommended that the principals hire me this year. Had the principals not had your directory, they may not have thought of me!
I had a wonderful experience in Ann Arbor and I have each of you to thank!
I also wrote about this on the Storytellers group page on Facebook.
Thank you again,

Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff
Storyteller. Educator. Coach.