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Shoshana Performing at the UNO Festival, Victoria BC, May 2008

Shoshana Litman is Canada's first ordained Maggidah (a female Jewish storyteller, inspirational speaker and teacher). She received ordination (S'micha) in May 2008 from Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum of Brooklyn.

See Shoshana in action during World Interfaith Harmony Week!

Watch Shoshana enthrall children on World Storytelling Day!

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Shoshana's interactive storytelling inspires audiences of all ages to awaken to the deeper joys of life. Shoshana's engaging stories and songs enliven festivals, classrooms, workshops, conferences, parties, AGMs and and other celebrations.

Shoshana offers regular, fun Storytimes at Shalom, Fernwood, CTots and Cedar Daycare Centres, Peter Pan Preschool and Strong Start Macaulay and Craigflower as well as annual visits to Vic West Elementary School. She has also provided inspiring stories for seniors at Highgate Lodge (Saanich), Amica on Douglas (Victoria), L'Chaim Adult Care Centre (Vancouver) and other venues.

Shoshana plans to perform "From Edmonton with Love" at TALES: The Alberta Storytelling Festival in May 2017. She also told stories during the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles in 2016, the Nelson Storytelling Festival in 2013, the TD Canadian Childrens' Book Week Festival in Montreal in 2012, and toured New Zealand in 2013. Shoshana enjoys singing with the Getting Higher Choir, has told stories with World Folk Duo, Kouskous, and offers fascinating Historical Tours of Canada's oldest surviving synagogue. Shoshana is a member of the Victoria Storyteller's Guild as well as Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada and Storytelling Toronto.

Testimonials

Maggidah Shoshana Litman is a full-of-life, full-of-song, full-of-movement storyteller. She can transform an audience by the power of her holy belief in tikkun olam, the world finally at peace, made right under the direction of the Divine
Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum, Director, The Jewish Spirit Maggid Training Program, Brooklyn

Shoshana's stories are magical! She enriched the (ESL) course unit on storytelling by not only demonstrating how to tell a story but also explaining the techniques at the end of her presentation. I look forward to having her back.
Sarah Harrison, Children's and Family Literacy Librarian, Saanich Centennial, Greater Victoria Public Library

The children loved Shoshana's humorous, thoughtful and gentle stories. Many students had never heard a storyteller before, yet they were enthusiastic and engaged even without "pictures." This is a great gift and skill which Shoshana has in abundance.
Bonnie Farmer; Teacher, Author and TD Canadian Children's Book Week English Language Tour Coordinator, Montreal, Quebec

Shoshana's interactive storytelling sessions are inspiring, not only because they are told so masterfully, but because her warmth, kindness and sincerity shine through and keep Shoshana's stories alive long after her words have faded away.
Donna Lach, Programming and Outreach Librarian, Westmount Public Library, Montreal, PQ

Everyone was so pleased with Shoshana's Earth Day performance. Both staff and students thought it was wonderful!
Laurie Tighe, Teacher, Millstream Elementary School, Langford, B.C.

Shoshana loves what she does so much, who can resist?
Syd Lieberman (z"l, may his memory be for a blessing), Storyteller, Chicago, Illinois

People talked about Shoshana's stories all day!
Susan Hallatt, Community Planner, Victoria, B.C.

We really enjoy time spent with Shoshana and learn much from the stories that she has to share. It is a great experience for us all.
Sue McKerracher, Teacher, Pacific Christian High School, Victoria, B.C.

Shoshana's songs and stories are great and I would strongly recommend that folks see her perform live if they can.
Doug Banner, Storyteller, Bellingham, Washington


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