Jewish Storytelling Coalition

Friday, June 26, 2020

Jewish Storytelling at newCAJE 2020 !

Jewish Storytelling at newCAJE 2020 ! 
Schedule now available!

NewCAJE, the annual Jewish Educators’ conference, invites you to the annual conference, including the first ever ReJEWvenating Storytelling Initiative, on ZOOM. Created and funded by Storyteller, Author and Educator Cherie Karo Schwartz, this is a series of events within the NewCAJE conference. There is a Storytelling Initiative Two-Year Certification Training program for teachers working with grades 2-5, beginning with a full week Intensive, Storytelling classes offered throughout the full month of the ZOOM conference, and three Story Sunday performance days: JULY 12, 19 and 26. Performers are some of the finest Jewish Storytellers in the country. 

This Storytelling Initiative is in honor of world-renowned Storyteller and author Peninnah Schram, and in memory of Storytellers Rabbi Janie Grackin and Maggidah Phylis Binik-Thomas. 

Storytelling Initiative Faculty are: Cherie Karo Schwartz, Peninnah Schram, Batya Podos, Cindy Rivka Marshall, Dan Gordon, Renee Brachfeld and Jennifer Zunikoff. They are joined by many other Storytellers for the Storytelling Sundays.

The full conference (including 400 classes on every aspect of Jewish education and entertainment and many sessions on Storytelling), which runs from JULY 6-August 2, is $250.

SPECIAL: There is a special option for signing up just for the 
Three Story Sundays, for only $54 total. see schedule below with links!
www.newcaje.org/summer-of-newcaje
TO VIEW entire conference schedule and learn more: 



We really hope that many of you can come experience Jewish Storytelling in
 Story Sundays, or for the entire conference. With shalom and stories,
~Cherie Karo Schwartz

Any questions? Please contact me at schwartstory@earthlink.net or 303.367.8099







Saturday, June 6, 2020

NSN National Storytelling Conference

Cindy reports that the conference has been going on all week and there's a very special program 
Sunday June 7, at 6pm EDT (5pm CDT):

The Israel Storytelling Association will be featured

National Storytelling Network virtual conference has been going on all week. Not too late to register - you get access to recordings for the next  couple of weeks for whatever you register for. Scroll way down at this link to see the programming - it has been amazing. On Sunday 6/7 is an opportunity to hear Israeli storytellers: 
Sunday, June 7:
5:00 pm CST: International Spotlight: Multi-Cultural Stories from Israel
A potpourri of folk tales and personal stories, reflecting the multiple cultural backgrounds that characterize our society. Some stories will sound familiar to listeners in other countries- so it is when stories wander from land to land. Presented by Israel Storytellers Association.
ISA was founded in 2008 with the purpose of gaining recognition and government support for storytelling as a unique art form- complementing but separate from other performing arts. ISA offers its members enrichment workshops and courses, led by local and visiting storytellers. We also sponsor public performances and festivals all around the country.
Stories
Tales of the Baal Shem Tov: A Forest, a Fire and a Prayer told by Rinah Sheleff- Host
Sometimes all that’s left is the story.
Born in U.S.A., rinah has lived all her life in Israel. From an Eastern European background, she loves to tell stories like Hassidim, and like the Hasidim, she loves to dance. rinahsheleff@gmail.com
A Bridge in Chem told by Sephie Shochat-Beeri
Everyone stumbled on that bridge, but when the rabbi’s hat fell into the water, the elders knew they had to take action!
Teacher of English as a Second Language & instructor of creative movement, Sephie finds ways to include stories in everything she does. Here greatest fan was her mother, Marlene, whose memory she honors with today’s story. http://facebook.com/people/Sephie-Shochat-Beeri
Abu-Katrina the Lazy told by Yoel Shalom Perez
Abu-Katrina was too lazy to work for a living – “I’d rather die than work!” -but he was no match for his clever and desperate wife.
Dr. Yoel Perez, storyteller, folklorist and author, is chairperson of the Israel Storytellers Association. His website is the largest site of folklore & folktales in Hebrew. It includes an international folktale collection of more than 4,000 tales (many have been translated into English.) Yoel is the go-to person for Israeli storytellers looking for a special story on any subject. http://folkmasa.org/a00e.htm
Why Worry? told by Sharon Aviv
Some very sound and well-known advice from Ireland takes on a very personal twist with Sharon.
Founder and director of the Gollem Storytelling School (“gollem” in Hebrew means cocoon), Sharon performs and lectures all around the world. She is a great believer in the power of stories to heal and to bring people together. https://www.facebook.com/sharon.aviv.35
Is There Anything Stronger than Love? told by Doron Kaynar Kissinger
… The mysterious saga of my family.
Doron is an actor in the theatre of life. He creates personalized ceremonies for couples as they enter marriage, and for mourners as they accompany their loved ones to their final resting place. Doron’s stories range from reminiscences of his parents, who fled Nazi Germany, to personal adventures as a “sabra”– a native-born Israeli. https://www.facebook.com/doron.kaynarkissinger
The Man Who Set Out to Find His Luck told by Hanan Abo Zlaf
A man travels a long distance to ask a wise man about his luck. He is given good advice, but does he take it?
Hanan hails from a Druze village in northern Israel. She discovered her storytelling skills when she spoke about her experience as a survivor of domestic violence. Today Hanan tells folktales to school children, and shares her personal story with women who need to hear it. https://www.facebook.com/hanan.abozlaf
How I Became a Storyteller told by Oshik Achinoam
What does a sick nature guide do just before he leads a group of children in survival skills? The solution surprised Oshik; the outcome, even more.
Oshik is a natural-born storyteller, the kind you love to listen to around the campfire. He also teaches survival skills to children and introduces them to the magical world of nature. https://www.oshikachinoam.com/english
“God and the Desert” told by Na’ama Tel-Tsur
The origin of their special relationship.
Storyteller and actor with the Pashut Forest Theatre, which performs in the forest, with the earth as stage and the trees as scenery. https://www.facebook.com/nataz78
Guy “Zandy” Zandman, Singer-songwriter
We will take a break from the spoken word to hear a song in Hebrew about a wanderer who travels far and wide to seek more and more stories.

Hot off the press! More good news!

Congratulations to 

JACKSON GILLMAN

who was inducted into the
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE


The National Storytelling Network awards the 
Circle of Excellence 


"to artists who are recognized nationally by their peers to be master storytellers who set the standards for excellence and have demonstrated, over a significant period of time, a commitment and dedication to the art of storytelling." 
Mazel Tov, JACKSON!



The ORACLES! THE ORACLES!!  NSN PRESENTED ORACLE AWARDS TODAY!!

Congratulations to 

CORINNE STAVISH 

who was inducted into the 
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE 


The National Storytelling Network awards the 
Circle of Excellence 
"to artists who are recognized nationally by their peers to be master storytellers who set the standards for excellence and have demonstrated, over a significant period of time, a commitment and dedication to the art of storytelling." 

Mazel Tov, Corinne!!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Storytelling Videos Going up on FaceBook as we speak! Thank you, Cindy!

Many of you have already sent videos to Cindy for our  JSC Facebook page and she has posted these thus far:

Jim Brule, Mark Binder, Lynnie Mirvis and Noa Baum. She has more in the wings and is looking forward the new ones you send. So get busy, Maggidim!! Let's share the healing art of storytelling in these troubled times. Send your video to cindyrivka@gmail.com soon.

Stay safe...sending good vibes and Shabbat Shalom from the Jewish Storytelling Coalition!
https://www.facebook.com/maggidim/

Bonnie, Bruce and Cindy

Friday, March 20, 2020

Cindy Rivka Marshall offers to coordinate a fabulous JSC story sharing opportunity!


To view video of a story for children about helping and sharing with each other while surviving extraordinary times - this is Cindy Rivka Marshall's version of Noah's Ark. (9 minutes, appropriate for young kids and young at heart) 

Check out the Jewish Storytelling Coalition facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/maggidim/ where we will be posting story videos by our JSC professional storytellers to be enjoyed and shared widely.

(Storytellers are encouraged to send a link to a good quality video, along with title, source, and what ages it is good for. Send to cindy(at)cindymarshall.com and she will post on our facebook page.) 

THANK YOU, CINDY!!!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Robin Bady! For those in NYC in Feb/Mar: check it OUT!

Robin Bady presents:
























FRIGID New York Festival Presents
BADYHouseStorytellingConcerts production:
Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter
Written by: Robin Bady
Directed by: Loren Niemi

February 17th - March 7th, 2019
WED, FEB 19 @ 5:30 || SAT, FEB 22 @ 6:40 || WED, FEB 26 @ 7:10 
|| FRI, FEB 28 @ 5:10 || SUN, MAR 8 @ 12:10
Ticket Price: $15.00

Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St. between 2nd Ave and the Bowery

In 1960, 9-year-old Robin Bady wrote a pitch letter to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover detailing her qualifications as the next Eliot Ness.

The pint-size Untouchable got a reply from Hoover himself that shot down her aspirations faster than you could say. “G-Man.”

"As you already know, only men can be Special Agents,” Hoover wrote back. “But women can be clerks or secretaries.”

But here’s where the mystery deepens. Unbeknownst to young Bady, for two and a half years, the FBI—under the aegis of Hoover—had been terrorizing her father, Isidore Bady, when Sen. Joseph McCarthy branded him—along with more than 40 other Jewish scientists working for the Army Signal Corps at Ft. Monmouth—as a Communist spy.

This was in 1953, a scant few months after Julius Rosenberg, who had worked at Ft. Monmouth, and and his wife Ethel Rosenberg were executed for a similar crime.

Now, Bady is unraveling the mystery of what happened to her father, why it happened, and how the fall-out lingered over her family ... while she seeks a mysteriously missing letter that informed her father that he was, finally, exonerated from all charges.

Nancy Drewinsky is one daughter’s fearless investigation into her family's past in order to make sense of the present. Bady’s account of that not that-long-ago time is deeply personal, uniquely compelling, and in this era of "witch hunts" and anti-Semitism rings an uneasy bell of recognition today.

NANCY DREWINSKY AND THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING LETTER:
WHO: Written and performed by award-winning storyteller Robin Bady.
WHAT: FRIGID New York Festival
WHEN: WED, FEB 19 @ 5:30 || SAT, FEB 22 @ 6:40 || WED, FEB 26 @ 7:10 || FRI, FEB 28 @ 5:10 || SUN, MAR 8 @ 12:10. 
Tickets are available at https://www.frigid.nyc/events/nancydrewinsky
WHERE: Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St. between 2nd Ave and the Bowery
WHY: Because 1953 isn’t as long ago as you think

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