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Peninnah Schram

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Peninnah Schram, internationally known storyteller, teacher, author and recording artist, is associate professor of speech and drama at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. She travels across the United States and around the world presenting storytelling programs and workshops for all ages, talks about the Jewish oral tradition and scholar/storyteller-in-residence weekends.

Professor Schram is the author of 10 books of Jewish folktales, including “Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another” and “Stories Within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition.” She has also recorded a CD, “The Minstrel and the Storyteller” with singer/guitarist Gerard Edery.

Professor Schram received the prestigious Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator (1995) awarded by the Covenant Foundation. In 1999, she received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network for “a body of work which is nationally recognized as a shining example of quality in the art form of storytelling performance.” She has also been awarded the National Storytellers Network 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for “sustained and exemplary contributions to storytelling in America.”

Sample Titles

  • Jewish Stories and Songs of Love, Courtship and Marriage
  • Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another
  • The Voice of the Woman in Folktales
  • Humor & Hokhma with a Detour Through Helm
  • Sacred Stories for Shabbat
  • Elijah’s Cup of Hope
  • Kernels of a Pomegranate: The Art of Storytelling
  • Traveling in Time: Family Stories and Songs
  • What’s in a Name? A Storytelling Workshop on Names
  • Standing on One Foot: A Storytelling Workshop in Process
  • Journeys through Midrash, Biblical Texts and Storytelling
  • Sermons Spiced with Stories: Interweaving the Two Arts of Public Speaking
  • Reflecting On Our Jewish Journeys
  • Taking the Stories Beyond: A Storytelling Master Class

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