Community Member

Peninnah Schram


Peninnah Schram, a 22 year BJ member, is an internationally known storyteller, teacher, author, and recording artist. She is Professor Emerita of Speech and Drama at Yeshiva University. Peninnah is the author of thirteen books of Jewish folktales, including Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another and co-author of Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage: Folktales, Legends & Letters. Peninnah is a recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator, awarded by the Covenant Foundation. She has also been awarded the National Storytellers Network 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award “for sustained and exemplary contributions to storytelling in America.”

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