“The oral tradition of storytelling offers insight, inspiration and meaning in our own journey as we travel our unique Jewish Path.”
Brian Rohr is a performing sacred storyteller whose mission is “sharing the ancient art of storytelling as a way to educate, entertain and offer healing to individuals, communities and the living world.”
Using cultural folktales as well as story’s from the Torah and other sacred texts, Rohr lifts the stories out of their usual written context and brings them to life in the realm of the oral tradition. Through doing so, we are invited to find ourselves within the ancient stories and find a deeper understanding of how the sharing of the stories in this way offers us new perspectives within our tradition.
Brian has performed and taught for a number of Jewish communities, organization and events, including: the 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah, a keynote presenter at the "Tapestry of Jewish Learning" in Austin, TX, as an Artist-In-Resident at Camp Solomon Schechter located in Olympia, WA, various congregations in Portland, Chicago, Seattle, throughout the Olympic Peninsula and more.
He was recently honored by JT News as a "10 Under 40" recipient for 2013 by being chosen as one of 10 Jewish people in Washington State under 40 years old whom they consider are doing particularly important and inspirational works within the community, specifically as a storyteller.