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Saturday, December 7 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Woman in Jewish Folktales and Songs

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Opening story by Jina Davidovich. 

Presented by the Minstrel and the Storyteller

To hear all the fascinating Jewish stories and songs that women have told or in which they are the main character would take more than 1001 nights – and days. In this program, Storyteller Peninnah Schram and singer/guitarist Gerard Edery interweave folktales and songs of various genres from the Sephardic (Middle Eastern) and Ashkenazic (Eastern European) oral traditions.

Women in midrashim and Jewish folklore are often learned, wise, strong – and they use their voices to advise, sing, question, comfort, pray, warn, cry, speak words of Torah and of love – and sometimes they remain silent too. Together Peninnah and Gerard will present stories and songs of how women have used their voices, what wisdom we can learn from them, and in turn, teach our younger generations.  

Speakers
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Jina Davidovich

Program Associate, UJA-Federation of NY
Jina Davidovich is a recent graduate of Stern College for Women, where she studied English Literature with a concentration in Women's Studies and Poetry. Currently, Jina is pursuing a masters degree in Bible from Bernard Revel Graduate School of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University. Last year, she was a participant in Drisha's Artists Fellowship where she had the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth study of Talmud, Bible, and Jewish law... Read More →

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Gerard Edery

Gerard Edery is recognized as a leading musical folklorist, master singer and guitarist. He has at his command a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles from around the world, singing in over fifteen languages. He has been featured at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Florence Gould Hall, United Nations in New York and Geneva, Kimmel Center, Royce Hall, Tanglewood, Fez Festival of Sacred Music, Festival... Read More →
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Penninah Schram

Peninnah Schram – storyteller, author - is known internationally for her elegant and dynamic presentations. Ms Schram is Professor of Speech and Drama at Stern College of Yeshiva University. She has appeared as a featured storyteller across the globe. Peninnah is the author of twelve books of Jewish folktales, and has recorded a CD “The Minstrel and the Storyteller” with singer/guitarist Gerard Edery. She is a recipient of the... Read More →


Saturday December 7, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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