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Earth Day Performance
Millstream Elementary, Victoria, BC

What's Happening?

Feeding the Heart's Fire: Stories to Warm Us at Canadian Storytelling Night with the Victoria Storytellers Guild, Saturday November 4 @ 7:30 p.m. @ 1831 Fern Street. Admission by donation. Read all about it in the Victoria News

Strong Start Storytimes 3 Mondays a month @ 9:30 a.m. @ Ecole Macaulay & 2 Wednesdays a month @ 10:30 a.m. @ Craigflower Elementary School during the school year.

Historical Tours of Congregation Emanu-El. Explore Canada's oldest surviving synagogue. Suggested donation: $10-$20. Children under 12 and school groups: free. Read about a tour participant's experiences in the Boulder Jewish News

School and Library Shows for the TD Canadian Childrens Book Week Tour in a province yet to be determined, May 2018

School visits, group show and workshop at the St Johns Storytelling Festival in Newfoundland, October 2018

Enliven your conference, festival, AGM, family reunion, birthday party or other celebration with fun, inspiring stories and songs for all ages.



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Temple Shalom
60+ Group,
Vancouver, B.C.

What's Happened Already:

"Around the World with Stories" at Oaklands Elementary School in Victoria, June 2017

"Swords of Wood" at Multicultural Food Fair and Storytelling Event @ the Cook Street Activity Centre in Victoria, April 2017

"From Edmonton With Love" at TALES: Alberta Storytelling Festival @ McIntyre Park in Edmonton's Old Strathcona District, May 2017

"The Great Debate" by Peninnah Schram for World Interfaith Harmony Week at the University of Victoria, February 2017

"The Shammes Candle" by Doug Lipman for the PJ Library Hanukah Party at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria on January 1, 2017

"Choose Heaven" at the Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, Washington, October 2016

Stories From Around the World at Oak Bay Library, October 2015

The Flame at Cottage Bistro in Vancouver, April 1, 2015

Stories That Sing for the Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver at the Vancouver Jewish Community Centre, January 14, 2015

Storytelling Workshop & Performances at LimmudVan '15 at the Vancouver Jewish Community Centre and Eric Hamber High School, January 31 and February 1, 2015.

The Wishing Well at Juan de Fuca & Esquimalt Public Libraries celebrating World Storytelling Day on March 17 & 19, 2015

Hanukah Presentation for Seniors at Amica on Douglas, December 4, 2014.

Storytelling Workshop for Early Childhood Education Students at Burnaby Community and Continuing Education, November 27, 2014.

Stories for Seniors at L'Chaim Day Program at the Vancouver Jewish Community Centre once a month in 2014.

Around the World With Stories at Greater Victoria Public Libraries Friday October 24 @ the Saanich Centennial Branch and November 21, 2014 @ the Central Branch

Blog Posts at the Times Colonist's Spiritually Speaking Blog: an open dialogue on faith

AGM Inspiration for the Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism, June 22, 2014 at the Victoria Jewish Community Centre

World Storytelling Day 2014 with The Victoria Storytellers Guild, hosted by Shoshana, Monday March 17, 2014 at 1831 Fern Street.

Monsters and Dragons: World Storytelling Day 2014 at Esquimalt Library. Thursday March 20, 2014.

Stories of Love and Adventure at the Kootenay Storytelling Festival September 21 and 22, 2013 in Nelson, B.C.

Interlaced: Living our Faith Through Stories, organized by the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria September 2012 through June 2013.

Stories for New Zealand Schools and Synagogues in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington, May 2013.

Strong Start Storytimes at George Jay, Macaulay and James Bay Elementary Schools, 2012 and 2013

Choose Heaven at Victoria Friends Meeting House, Celebrating 100 Years of Service, May 4, 2013.

Stories at Fern Celebrates World Storytelling Day 2013 tales of Fate & Fortune with the Victoria Storytellers Guild hosted by Shoshana March 18, 2013.

World Storytelling Day at Esquimalt Library, adventurous tales and a craft on March 20, 2012 & 2013

Comox Valley Compassion Seder , Thursday March 28, 2013 with the Community Justice Centre in Courtenay, B.C. Stories, commentary, blessings, songs and a delicious meal.

Family Tales for B.C. Family Day at Ship Point, February 11, 2013 with SuSu, Jennifer Ferris and Faye Mogensen.

Transformational Stories Plenary Session and The Art of Storytelling Workshop, at Epiphany Explorations Conference, January 2013

Storytimes at Tall Tales Books More than 150 lively sessions for children from September 2009 to January 2013.

Tale Time Fun Birthday Parties with Par-T-Perfect. Fun stories, activities and crafts for children of all ages.

Festival of Light: Chanukah Songs and Stories at Congregation Emanu-El. featuring the Jewish Community Choir of Victoria, directed by Carol Sokoloff, and World Folk Duo, Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Woods) Dec. 12, 2012.

Hanukah Celebrations at Oaklands Elementary School, December 2012/2013 Solo and 2011/2010 with World Folk Duo, Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Woods).

Haunting Songs and Stories for Halloween, at Discovery Coffee with Juniper Tree(Cat and Meghan Thom,Andrea Samuels and Catherine Sheehan October 2012.

Stories of peaceful responses to provocation from 5 Faiths in honor of Ghandhi's Birthday and the U.N. Day of Non-Violence, at First Metropolitan United Church.October 2012

2nd Annual Jewish Women's Retreat, at Sleeping Dog Farm and Retreat Centre. September 2012

12 Storytelling Events at 8 Montreal Venues during the TD Canadian Childrens Book Week English Language Tour May 7-10, 2012.

The Role of the Storyteller and the History of Mussar, Centre for the Study of Religion and Society Coffee Hours, February and April 2012, University of Victoria (UVic) with CSRS Artist in Residence, Margo McLoughlin and UVic Chaplain, Rabbi Barak Cohen.

Storytelling Shabbaton and Workshops at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, Friday evening March 23 through Sunday afternoon March 25, 2012.

The Story of Hillel the Elder, at the Student Conference on Compassion, Vancouver School of Theology, UBC, Thursday March 29, 2012.

The Magic Tree: World Storytelling Day 2012 at Nellie McLung Library, and at Esquimalt Library on March 15 and 20, 2012.

Trees Please!:Celebrate Trees in Story and Song at the World Storytelling Day Festival at First Metropolitan United Church, Sunday March 18, 2012. Sponsored by Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada.

The Playful Power of Story Workshop, Jewish Women's Retreat, Sunday January 29, 2012, at Sleeping Dog Farm.

Time Out for Women at Cadboro Bay United Church, January 2012 and April 2011.

Hanukah Stories at a Chocolate Menorah Party, at the Jewish Education Centre, Sunday December 25, 2011

Hanukah Interview on On the Island, CBC December 20, 2011, 90.5 FM

The Evolution of Jewish Storytelling, at the Vancouver Jewish Book Festival, Seniors Lunch and Learn Series, Monday November 28, 2011 at the Vancouver Jewish Community Centre.

Inspirational Stories, at The Mussar Institute's Mussar Kallah, Friday Night Tish November 11 and Saturday night Malevah Malkah November 12, 2011, at the Illinois Beach Resort near Chicago

Let There Be Light at Unity World Day of Prayer: Together We Shine with Baha'i, Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Jewish Faiths, Thursday September 8, 2011

Children's Storytelling at Folkwest, at the Royal Athletic Park, Sunday August 21, 2011.

Youth Arts and Cultural Festival, at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, B.C. Story Workshops, Mon. Aug. 8, 2011

A Plate Full of Stories at Theatre Skam Bike Ride, along the scenic Galloping Goose Trail, July 10 and 17, 2011

Roar! at Fern Fest in Fernwood Square. June 25, 2011

The Art of Jewish Storytelling, Congregation Emanu-El Fundraiser, Sunday June 12, 2011.

Stories at Fern, Victoria Storytellers Guild. Third Mondays during the school year (second Mondays in June and December) at 7:15 p.m., 1831 Fern Street, $5.00, refreshments provided.

Fernwood Neighbourhood Potluck and Comminity Mapping Event, with Transition Victoria, April 3, 2011

Water Water Everywhere: World Water and Storytelling Day at Oak Bay Library, March 22, 2011 with Andrea Brimmell, Cat Thom and Shoshana.

World Storytelling Day: Water Water Water. Intrepid Theatre Club, Sunday March 20, 2011. Afternoon concert for children and families and a sold out evening concert for adults with Victoria Storytellers Guild.

Water, Water Everywhere! World Storytelling Day at Saanich Centennial Library, Friday March 4, 2011 with Nejama Ferstman and Shoshana.

Jewish Love Songs and Stories. Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, February 11, 2011 with World Folk Duo, Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Wood). Thrilling melodies, miraculous love stories and delicious treats. Organized by the Victoria Society of Humanistic Judaism.

Jewish and World Stories Victoria Children Literature Roundtable, Monday, January 24, 2011, at the Nellie McClung Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library.

Religion: Resource for Peace or Reason for Conflict, 7th World Religions Conference, Sunday January 23, 2011, University of Victoria

Chanukah Celebrations at Oaklands Elementary School and Oak Bay Lodge, December 2010 with World Folk Duo, Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Wood).

A Celebration of Chanukah in Story and Song, at Congregation Emanu-El, Victoria. December 2010. With the Jewish Commmunity Choir directed by Carol Sokoloff, Greg Davidson on piano and Joanne Davidson (Soprano).

Synagogue Tours at Congregation Emanu-El for Margaret Jenkins Elementary, Victoria High School, St. Andrews and Pacific Christian School students, 2010 - 2013

The History of Jewish Storytelling. Hillel Architectural Studio, November 14, 2010. B'Nei Mitzvah Beyond Borders.

Storytelling from Around the World. First Metropolitan United Church Chapel, October 25, 2010 and October 23, 2011. Free.

B.C. Culture Days: Musical Stories. Greater Victoria Public Library Courtyard, Downtown Branch, September 25, 2010 with Lee Porteous.

World Day of Peace and Prayer: We are Living Expressions of Divine Light Flowing into the World Alix Goolden Hall, September 11, 2010 with singers, Lucila Neremberg and Joanne Davidson. Greg Davidson on piano.

Oak Bay Lodge, Stories and Songs for Seniors, Victoria, April, August and October 2010

Theatre Skam Bike Ride, Stories along the Galloping Goose Trail, 2009 - 2011

Multifaith Panel, Canadian Unitarian Council Annual Conference, University of Victoria, May 2010

English 12 Class, SJ Willis, Time Will Tell Program, Victoria, May 2010

Tall Tales Books, Parents Night and Birthday Party, Victoria, May and February 2010

Community Chanukah Party, Victoria Jewish Community Center, December 2009

Hanukah and Nature Tales, Bruce Hutchison Library, Saanich, December and April 2009

Family Gathering, Private Home, Victoria, September 2009

Louis Brier Home and Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., September, 2009

Yarns of Wood, Wind and Water, Cornerstone Cafe, Sundays, Sept. 2009

Art as Story: Artful Stories, with Faye Mogensen and Sandra Taylor, Saanich Municipal Hall, Sept. 2009

Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism, Sept. 2009

Interfaith Celebration, Alix Goolden Hall, Sept. 2008 & 2009

Vining Street Party, Victoria, Sept. 2008 and 2009

Beit Cafe, Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, August 2009

Fernwood Art Stroll, June 2008 and 2009

Fern Fest, Fernwood Square, June 2007-2009

Stories from the Tree of Life Workshop, Victoria, June 2009.

Millstream Elementary Earth Day Celebration, Colwood, April 2009

Highgate Lodge, Saanich, March 2009

Brock House Group Home, Langford, March 2009

Private Home, New Year of the Trees, Saanich, February 2009

Private Home, Birthday Party, Victoria, January 2009

Jewish Education Centre, Victoria, 2007 - 2009

Kolot Mayim Religious School, Victoria, November 2008 and 2010

Hadassah Membership Tea, Saanich, October 2008

Esquimalt Storytelling Festival, Esquimalt, October 2008

Cherry Tree Preschool, Chemainus, 2007 & 2008

Temple Beth Hatfiloh Day Camp and Services, Olympia, WA, July 2008

All Maggidic Conference, Berkeley, CA, July 2008

The Creation Project: Interpretations by Artists and Writers, Victoria, B.C., June, 2008

Royal B.C. Museum, Stories for Mothers, Victoria, May 24 2008

UNO Festival with the Victoria Storytellers Guild, Victoria, May 25 2008

Storytelling and Music Salon, Jaffa, Israel, March 30 2008

Caf Fairfield International Afternoon, World Stories, Victoria, March 2008

Lochside Elementary School, Seasonal Stories, Saanich, B.C., February 2008

Jewish Womens' Circle, New Moon Story
, Victoria, February 2008

Jewish Storytellers Jamboree
, Brooklyn, NY, Jan. & May 2007 & 2008

Hanukah stories for schools and families
, Vancouver Island, Dec. 2007

Stories for Seniors
, Temple Sholom 60+ Group, Vancouver, B.C., Nov. 2007

Tree Appreciation Day Stories
, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, Nov. 2007

Walk 21 Conference, School Travel Stories and Workshop
, Toronto, ONT Oct. 2007

Harris Green Community Picnic, Stories for Families
, Victoria, July 2007

Women's Spirituality Conference Performance and Workshop
, UBC, Vancouver, Mar. 2006

Montessori Preschools
, Victoria, 2004 & 2006

Strawberry Vale Watershed Festival
, ecological story for students, Victoria, 1998

Women's Spirituality Conference
, Performance and workshop, UVic, 1997




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