Karen’s Original Stories Appear In:

One People, Many Stories Jewish Stories For Children from Around The World

Produced by Johanna Cooper, 2001

  • Hear Karen’s true story “Zayde’s Trunk” read by Yiddish actor Michael Burstein. This is the story of my grandfather’s solo journey to and across the United States beginning in 1888 including his Bar Mitzvah on the boat. He never saw his parents again.

  • Hosted by Jerry Stiller. Los Angeles: Jewish Community Library, 2001. Join this entertaining journey of Jewish stories from Poland to Algeria, Montana to Ethiopia and all points in between (on 6 CDs).

  • This collection contains almost 40 traditional stories from all kinds of enriching Jewish cultural experiences, Nicely narrated, it gives hours of entertainment and lots of jumping points for discussion about Jewish tradition and world cultures.


The Jewish Year Celebrating The Holidays

Edited by Barbara Rush, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, 2001

  • Read Karen’s true story “The Burning Piano” and discover how a piano joined two families, one Jewish and one Arab during Israel’s War of Independence.”

  • A comprehensive guide to all the Jewish festivals of the year, both traditional and more recently created. For thousands of years, Jews all over the world have observed festivals that commemorate historical events, celebrate nature and the harvest, and inspire spiritual renewal. Each festival is explained with background information, the basic hallmarks of observance, and an explanation of the customs associated with it. A beautiful coffee table book ideal for a gift purchase.


Dancing On the Edge Of the World: Jewish Stories Of Faith, Inspiration And Love

Edited by Miryiam Glazer, Lowell House, Los Angeles, 2000

  • Read Karen’s true story “The Legacy” and discover the strength of her tiny great-grandmother who kept her son’s from being forcefully inscripted into the Czar’s army in Lithuania by an act of courage and motherly insite.

  • What does it mean to be Jewish? What are the struggles and joys Jewish people face? Through personal memoirs, inspiring fictions, and moving fables, this collection of ancient and contemporary stories provides a sparkling glimpse into the Jewish spirit that has been "dancing on the edge of the world" for two thousand years.


Nice Jewish Girls: Growing Up In America

Edited by Marlene Adler Marks, Penguin: NY 1996

  • Read Karen’s true story ”Big White Pushka” and laugh and squirm in your seat as two young children discover the “truth” behind the big white metal box hanging on the wall in the girls bathroom at Temple Beth El.

  • Forty female writers discuss, in poem, story, and memory, the trials and tribulations of growing and maturing as a Jewish-American female in a unique anthology.


Chosen Tales: Stories Told By Jewish Storytellers

Edited by Peninnah Schram, Jason Aronson Inc.: Northvale, NJ 1995

  • Read Karen’s true story “The Burning Piano” and discover how a piano joined two families, one Jewish and one Arab during Israel’s War of Independence.”

  • The storytellers represented in “Chosen Tales” are among the most active and talented Jewish storytellers in the world. This extraordinary collection of 68 stories is, in a way, a Jewish storytelling festival, where storytellers gather to share stories, hear each others stories, and get to know each other better through the stories that are told. Come and experience the magic of the oral tradition. Read and retell these stories again and again so that you too can shape the destiny of the timeless tradition of Jewish storytelling.


Many Voices: True Tales From America’s Past

Edited by Mary Weaver, National Storytelling Press: Jonesborough, TN, 1995

  • Read Karen’s true story “Zayde’s Trunk. This is the story of my grandfather’s solo journey to and across the United States beginning in 1888 including his Bar Mitzvah on the boat. He never saw his parents again.

  • Includes thirty-six stories, based on facts, describing people and events from over three hundred years of American history.


Tales As Tools: The Power Of Story In The Classroom

Edited by Mary Weaver, National Storytelling Press: Jonesborough, TN, 1994

  • Read Karen’s chapter: “History Happened A Day At a Time” and learn to bring history to life through storytelling.

  • This book offers a wealth of essays on storytelling in educational settings. The essays are organized by subject area and are full of wonderful ideas for incorporating storytelling across the curriculum. Highly recommended for anyone who would like ideas for using stories in the K-12 classroom.

Gold Award Winner from National Parenting Publications

Gold Award Winner from Storytelling World

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