Workshops are held periodically throughout the year, often as part of day–long multi–events. For example: In April 2006, we had a workshop from Bill Gordh followed by a panel discussion for our Stories Worth Telling event. And a sold–out August 2006 evening with Margaret Read MacDonald featured one of storytelling's most renowned author/collector/tellers for an evening of and about stories and storytelling. Our events generally also include a swap.

Please check out our Swaps page for details on ongoing swaps. And check back with us for upcoming events.

You can always call our voice–mail number (1.212.613.3117) if you have any lingering questions.

And here is one ongoing workshop that may be of special interest to you!

Peninnah Schram
Humor, Healing and Hope
What Folktales Can Teach


Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center
10 East 66th Street, New York City
Tuesdays, April 17th to May 22nd from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Folktales told from generation to generation paint a rich portrait of the Jewish People: Absent a place to call home for much of our history, our landscape became the human heart — where a particular humor, healing, hope and wisdom reside. In this course, we’ll examine the many–splendored genres of the Jewish oral tradition, as well as what constitutes a specifically Jewish tale. As we explore how these stories become our legacies, we’ll hear a wide variety of tales from Biblical, Talmudic, Midrashic, Hasidic, Ashkenazi and Sephardi sources that incorporate humor, healing, hope and wisdom.
Registration: $240.00 general + $13.00 non-refundable fee
($120.00 + $7.00 non-refundable fee for Temple members)
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