Storytelling has been a part of the history of Judaism since we sat around the fire telling about our days, handing down the family lore and making sense of Torah. The better we are able to communicate the story, the stronger the message to our students, communities, and children. In this workshop learn the relatively simple lessons of telling. A cue hear and there and the time to practice within a safe place and among our fellow teachers or community members.
Master teller Marilyn Price brings the resources from her 40+ years of telling and listening to the story. No matter the age of your audience or your own age, this art form will enhance and enrich your everyday practice and ease your way into a skill that is only limited by you. Marilyn takes the gifts that people bring to this table and helps them to emphasize their rich practical value.
Marilyn Price is an internationally known storyteller, puppeteer, educator and author. A specialist in creativity training, she heads a not-for-profit foundation, TriBraining, Inc. teaching how to reach multiple learners within formal and experiential venues. It is primarily the use of story that she emphasizes in those trainings. Her published works include books on puppetry, original stories, and a primer using puppets to teach the Hebrew Alphabet and her latest work with David A. Teutsch From Gratitude to Blessings and Back that illustrates the connect between the Jewish blessings and everyday stories. Of her many accomplishments she prizes her work as the puppeteer for the Chicago Public Library and the Mayor’s Award for the Arts in her hometown of Evanston, Illinois.
Sponsors: Organized by the Madison Jewish Educators’ Council (MJEC) with generous financial support from the Jewish Federation of Madison. The Madison Jewish Educators’ Council, is comprised of the education directors of Temple Beth El, Beth Israel Center, and Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, along with the directors of Gan Hayeled Preschool and Midrasha Hebrew High School.