Gerald Fierst is one of America‘s most acclaimed storytellers. As a performer, he has appeared throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia, telling original stories, stories from his own Jewish tradition, and stories from world folklore; as a writer and teacher, he has worked for school systems and universities across the US, leading workshops for teachers and students in writing and performance. He has served as a Co-director of the MidAtlantic Storytellers‘ Gathering, as a member of the board of The New York Storytelling Center, and as artistic director of the Jewish Storytelling Center at the 92nd St Y in NYC. Fierst has been a featured teller and ghost story teller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, and a Storyteller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, He has represented the United States through its embassy in Spain, performing stories with noted childen‘s author Margaret Read MacDonald as part of US State Department‘s cultural programming. Fierst has released four audiotapes Monstrous Mischief, Tikun Olam (both Parents Choice Silver Honorees), Jewish Tales of Magic and Mysticism, and The American Spirit. He is the author of two children's books BIG/little and Imagine the Moon, as well as a non fiction book on ceremony and ritual in the 21st Century The Heart of the Wedding
Laughter, drama, participation, and suprises from a multi-cultural world. Designed for elementary school audiences, a collection of folklore, literature, and original materials which stress that all of us have stories to tell.
“YOUR LIVELY STORYTELLING CAUGHT ALL THE CHILDREN UP IN YOUR STORIES AND SHOWED THEM THE MAGIC OF STORYTELLING.”Janet Sygar, PS 110, New York, NY
For five thousand years, the Jewish people have used stories to worship, to teach, to share joy and sorrow. Experience the traditions, drama, and history of the Jewish people through the words and images of one of America's foremost storytellers. Special holiday and synagogue programs available.r you.
YOUR ABILITY TO RELATE TO PEOPLE FROM TWO YEARS OLD THROUGH EIGHTY PLUS IS REMARKABLE. YOU HAVE A MARVELOUS ABILITY TO TEACH THROUGH STORYTELLING."Rabbi Richard Hammerman, Congregation B'nai Israel, Toms River, NJ