SARATOGA SPRINGS —Saratoga Jewish Community Arts, in partnership with Temple Sinai and with a grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, presents its seventh Annual Jewish Storytelling Event featuring both local and regional storytellers at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21.
Experience the storytelling program by Zoom this season.
For the Jewish people, “Storytelling has been a means of defining the Jewish identity, the ethnic distinctiveness as a Jew,” said Phyllis Wang, Coordinator of the Saratoga Jewish Community Arts. “To hear a Jewish story is to share the humor, wisdom and angst, earthiness and Spirituality of an ancient and thoroughly modern, diverse, and irrepressible group of people bearing an extraordinary history.”
Included in the storytellers for the event are Shawn Banner, artist, teacher of art, and educator; Sylvia Bloom, educator, professor of voice, actress, opera singer, and recitalist; Jeanine Laverty, teacher of ESL and Storytelling; David Liebschutz, management consultant, life coach, and college professor; Beth Sabo Novik, facilitator, teacher, and transformational speaker; Sandy (Sandor) Shuman, storyteller, musician and educator; and Martina Zobel, Jewish educator.
This Annual Saratoga Jewish Community Arts Storytelling program has been renamed in memory of Matthew M. Neugroschel, a frequent contributor to Community Arts and the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival, and whose life was cut short this past year.