|Stories and Sound, featuring “Jerusalem Walk” by Shoshana with Anthony Tam on piano and Merrie Klazek on trumpet, fugelhorn and percussion, and storytellers, Alexander Taylor-McCallum (aka Pindian) and Raine Hermosa @ the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall @ UVic on Thursday November 2, 2023|
Vancouver Island Jewish Film Festival Matinee Family Event, featuring “The Great Debate,” retold by Peninnah Schram in “Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another,” @ the Vic Theatre on Sunday October 22, 2023.
PJ Library Rosh Hashanah Event, featuring “The Lion and The Fox,” adapted from the Baal Shem Tov (1700-1760), @ Government House Gardens on Sunday September 10, 2023.
Covenanting Service: A Celebration of Ministry @ UVic Multifaith Centre, featuring “Micah’s Fig Tree” by Yitzhak Buxbaum (z”l), on Sunday April 22, 2023
Closing Invocation @ UVic Multifaith Centre AGM, featuring “Forget Your Perfect Offering,” a responsive song adapted from Leonard Cohen (z”l), April 19, 2023
Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival 2022/Festival du conte pour enfants 2022, featuring “Huff” and “Cats and Dogs” by Shoshana, November 21-26, 2022
Vancouver Island Jewish Film Festival Matinee Family Event, featuring “The Noisy House,” by Syd Lieberman (z”l) & Margo Zemach, @ the Vic Theatre on Sunday November 6, 2022
PJ Library On-line Program, featuring “Huff” and “Cats and Dogs” by Shoshana, March 12, 2022
“Her Holy Names” Zoom Concert, featuring “Shiviti Shechina” song by Shoshana, Sunday November 15, 2020
PJ Library Rosh Hashanah Event, featuring “The Apple Trees Discovery,” by Peninnah Schram & Ruth Eckstein Davies with a song by Shoshana, @ Government House Gardens on Sunday September 17, 2022.
Peaceful Stories, featuring “Choose Peacefulness” by Shoshana, “Two Goats,” adapted from Margaret Read MacDonald, “The Great Debate,” retold by Peninnah Schram, “The Banza,” by Diane Wolkstein, “The Noisy House” by Sid Lieberman, “The Gunniwolf” adapted by Shoshana and “Pete the Cat, ” by Eric Litwin and James Dean, @ Cordova Bay Elementary on Thursday February 13 and 20, 2020
Sukkot Story and Commentary for Canadian Hadassah Wizo Victoria Annual Sukkah Tea, @ a private home on Thursday October 17, 2019.
Storytelling Café @ Cook Street Village Activity Centre (CSVAC) on Thursday September 26, 2019 with Moira Walker and Maria Hopkins. 60 minutes of lively stories followed by a traditional storytellers’ tea provided by CSVAC’s Tastebuds Café.
Musical Stories at “Love Your Neighbour Benefit Concert,” @ Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, Victoria on June 19, 2019. Featuring “Swords of Wood” (based on a story retold by Howard Swartz, and an interview with Jack Linklater, Jr with an original melody by Shoshana) & “Meat & Milk” (based on a parable by Martin Buber, z”l, and similar to a story by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, z”l) accompanied by Joe Hatherill on piano & Sue Hallatt on drums, with traditional tunes by The Klezbians, tasty treats, dancing, schmoozing (lively conversations) & fundraising for Avodah, the synagogue’s social action group.
Penninah Schram’s “The Princess and Her Beloved” at the Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada Annual Conference, “Weaving Baskets of Knowledge – Akonutomahtimok: Askomiw Latokonasuwol Kcicihtuwakonol,” in Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 8, 2019.
Musical Stories for The Kalmo Refugee Support Group @ Norway House, Victoria, featuring Nina Jaffe’s “The Never Ending Song” and Felis Kidye’s “The Girl by the Bay” performed with original tunes by Shoshana in between Klezmer music, dancing, good food and a silent auction on Wednesday March 20, 2019.
Savory Stories: A Fundraiser for The Good Food Network @ the Vic Theatre, featuring Shoshana’s traditional tale, “Meat and Milk,” highlighted with fun songs, along with other engaging foodie tales by local storytellers, farmers & gardeners, yummy treats and a silent auction on Thursday November 22, 2018.
Solo and group shows, workshops and school visits at the St John’s Storytelling Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland,,October 9-14, 2018
Stories for Summer Reading School Students, featuring “Roar” by Robert Munsch and “The Dragons Pearl” adapted from Julie Lawson, Gary Chalk, and Miriam Well with an original melody by Shoshana, in Kyoquot, B.C. on August 2, 2018
Storytelling Workshop: Hone Your Most Precious Instrument – You! at the Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada Annual Conference, The Honour of One is the Honour of All, Peterborough, Ontario, July 6, 2018
Southern Ontario Storytelling Tour during TD Canadian Childrens Book Week for more than 980 students in 15 venues, May 5-12, 2018
Songs & Stories of Transformation at Starfields: A Festival of Hope with Buddhist Storyteller, Margo McLoughlin and The Lake Men, Sunday April 15, 2018 at UVic Multifaith Chapel
“The Never Ending Song” by Nina Jaffe for the Peacebuilding and Human Security Program @ Royal Roads University in April 2018 and “Creating Our Future: Visioning a Sustainable, Compassionate World” during UN Interfaith Harmony Week in February 2018 @ the University of Victoria
“The Hanukah Bear” by Eric Kimmel & menorah lighting for the PJ Library Hanukah Party at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria on December 17, 2017
Hanukah Programs at Torquay Elementary in Gordon Head, December 2017
Migration Stories at Glenlyon-Norfolk School in Oak Bay, November 2017
Feeding the Heart’s Fire: Stories to Warm Us at Canadian Storytelling Night with the Victoria Storytellers Guild, November 2017. Read all about it in the Victoria News
Around the World with Stories at Oaklands Elementary School in Victoria, June 2017
“From Edmonton With Love” at TALES: Alberta Storytelling Festival @ McIntyre Park in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona District, May 2017
“Swords of Wood” at Multicultural Food Fair and Storytelling Event @ the Cook Street Activity Centre in Victoria, April 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
“Star Globe Map” by Shoshana @ 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
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 with the Community Justice Centre in Courtenay, B.C. Stories, commentary, blessings, songs and a delicious meal on Thursday March 28, 2013
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 featuring 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 with 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 (may her memory be for a blessing) 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 the 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 on 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), 1831 Fern Street, 2008-2019
Fernwood Neighbourhood Potluck and Community 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 with World Folk Duo, Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Wood). Thrilling melodies, miraculous love stories and delicious treats at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria on February 11, 2011. 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 with World Folk Duo, Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Wood) at Oaklands Elementary School and Oak Bay Lodge, December 2010
A Celebration of Chanukah in Story and Song with the Jewish Community Choir directed by Carol Sokoloff featuring Greg Davidson on piano and Joanne Davidson (Soprano) at Congregation Emanu-El in December 2010.
Synagogue Tours at Congregation Emanu-El for Margaret Jenkins Elementary, Victoria High School, St. Andrews and Pacific Christian School students, 2010 – 2019
The History of Jewish Storytelling for B’Nei Mitzvah Beyond Borders at the Hillel Architectural Studio on November 14, 2010.
Storytelling from Around the World at the First Metropolitan United Church Chapel, October 25, 2010 and October 23, 2011.
B.C. Culture Days: Musical Stories with Lee Porteous at the Greater Victoria Public Library Courtyard, Downtown Branch on September 25, 2010
World Day of Peace and Prayer: We are Living Expressions of Divine Light Flowing into the World with singers, Lucila Neremberg and Joanne Davidson accompanied by Greg Davidson on piano at the Alix Goolden Hall on September 11, 2010
Stories and Songs for Seniors at Oak Bay Lodge in 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
Time Will Tell Program for an English 12 Class at SJ Willis in May 2010
Parents Night and Birthday Parties at Tall Tales Books in May and February 2010
Community Chanukah Party at the Victoria Jewish Community Center, December 2009
Hanukah and Nature Tales at the Bruce Hutchison Library, Saanich, December and April 2009
Family Gathering Stories at a Private Home in Victoria in September 2009
Stories for Seniors at Louis Brier Home and Hospital, Vancouver, B.C., September, 2009
Yarns of Wood, Wind and Water at the Cornerstone Cafe, Sundays, Sept. 2009
Art as Story: Artful Stories, with Faye Mogensen and Sandra Taylor at the Saanich Municipal Hall, Sept. 2009
Secular Stories for the Victoria Society for Humanistic Judaism, Sept. 2009
Interfaith Celebration, Alix Goolden Hall, Sept. 2008 & 2009
Vining Street Party Stories in Victoria, Sept. 2008 and 2009
Beit Cafe Stories at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, August 2009
Fernwood Art Stroll Stories at our house in June 2008 and 2009
Fern Fest Stories, Fernwood Square, June 2007-2009
Stories from the Tree of Life Workshop, Victoria, June 2009
Millstream Elementary Earth Day Celebration in Colwood, April 2009
Stories for Seniors at Highgate Lodge, Saanich, March 2009
Brock House Group Home Stories with Victoria Storytellers Guild, Langford, March 2009
Tu B’Shevat (New Year of the Trees) Stories at a private home in Saanich, February 2009
Birthday Party Stories at a Private Home in Victoria, January 2009
Jewish Education Centre, Victoria, 2007 – 2009
Stories for Kolot Mayim Religious School in Victoria, November 2008 and 2010
Hadassah Membership Tea Story @ a private home in Saanich, October 2008
Esquimalt Storytelling Festival, Esquimalt, October 2008
Stories for Cherry Tree Preschool, Chemainus, 2007 & 2008
Stories for 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
Stories for Mothers at the Royal B.C. Museum, Victoria, May 24 2008
UNO Festival with the Victoria Storytellers Guild, Victoria, May 25 2008
Storytelling and Music Salon, at a private home in Jaffa, Israel on March 30 2008
World Stories at Caf Fairfield International Afternoon, Victoria, March 2008
Seasonal Stories, Lochside Elementary School, Saanich, B.C., February 2008
New Moon Story for the Jewish Womens’ Circle in a private home in Victoria, February 2008
Stories for Jewish Storytellers Jamborees in 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
School Travel Stories and Workshop at the Walk 21 Conference in Toronto, ONT Oct. 2007
Stories for Families at the Harris Green Community Picnic, Victoria, July 2007
Performance and Workshop for the Women’s Spirituality Conference at UBC in Vancouver, Mar. 2006
Stories for Montessori Preschools, Victoria, 2004 & 2006
Ecological story for students at the Strawberry Vale Watershed Festival in Victoria, 1998
Storytelling Performance and workshop for the Women’s Spirituality Conference at UVic, 1997