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Peninnah Schram, internationally known storyteller, teacher, author, and recording artist, is Professor of Speech and Drama at Stern College of Yeshiva University. She has appeared at conferences, synagogues and festivals, including the National Storytelling Festival, the Connecticut Storytelling Festival and Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference. Vibrantly elegant in her presentations, Peninnah tells Jewish folktales of wisdom and humor, interweaving melody and dialogue. Jane Yolen wrote: “When Peninnah Schram tells a story, even the leaves on the trees stop trembling to listen.”
Peninnah is the author of ten books, including Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another and Stories Within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition. Her recent anthology is The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales. She recorded a CD, “The Minstrel and the Storyteller” with singer/guitarist Gerard Edery.
Peninnah is a recipient of the prestigious “Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator” (1995) awarded by The Covenant Foundation, and the National Storytelling Network’s “The Circle of Excellence Award” and the “2003 Lifetime Achievement Award.”