Sara’s storytelling emphasizes the many distinct cultures and vastly different geographical regions contained on this rich and varied part of our world.
Sara’s folktales stem from her studies at Yale of “African Oral Narratives” with Ron Rassner, a folklorist who had spent 5 years in Kenya.
Drawing upon her love of her own Jewish heritage Sara breathes life into stories from both Eastern European and Sephardic traditions, holding listeners of all ages spellbound.
Sara is a popular performer for family programs including those designed to reach out to interfaith families. Her programs for young adults and adults have enchanted audiences in confirmation classes, nursing homes, and evening receptions. Her popular program, “Women of Wisdom, Women of Faith,” has been enthusiastically received by Sisterhood and Hadassah gatherings.
Sara has also offered numerous workshops for Jewish educators. She can suggest ways to integrate storytelling into on-going classroom activities or help religious school faculties develop curriculum.
For synagogues, religious schools, and other Jewish organizations, Sara offers stories tied to Jewish holidays:
- Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur
- Simchat Torah
- Tu B’Shevat
- Pesach (Passover)
Sara combines her love of Celtic mythology and her fascination with the legends of King Arthur to regale with age-appropriate programs
For younger listeners, she shares the tale of King Arthur sneaking out of his castle to joust with a strange knight and winning the sword Excaliber from the Lady of the Lake.
For older listeners, Sara tells Arthurian legends based on Le Morte D’Arthur by Thomas Malory celebrating the language and the rich tapestry of events in this renowned epic.