The new Jews of L.A.: A Muslim-Jewish partnership breaks new ground in Los Angeles

Haaretz (Tel Aviv, Israel) , March 5, 2014 Summary: Even in the easygoing, laid-back environment of modern-day Los Angeles, bringing Muslims and Jews together to talk about the Arab-Israeli conflict is viewed as playing with fire. For decades, “the Muslim-Jewish dialogue that existed in L.A. only took place at the leadership level, among a handful …

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Masters Tell Tales at 7th Annual Storytelling Festival

The Vashon Loop (Vashon, WA), February 3, 2014 Summary: Vashon Wilderness Program will host its 7th annual Coyote Tales Storytelling Festival on Saturday, February 1 at the Open Space for Arts and Community on Vashon Island. Starting at 4pm, storytellers Allison Cox, Merna Hecht, Steffon Moody and Gene Tagaban will delight all with an imaginative …

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Transforming our Lives: Telling our Stories

© 2013 Laura Simms On the third day of a project, students , ages 9-15, in a school in Newark, NJ appeared restless.  The program entered its third hour. The teachers, vigilant, as if their job was to wait in ambush for someone to do something wrong, resorted to filling out forms.  Children had gathered …

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What do the Military and Creative Aging have to do with each other?

by Mary K. Clark Did you know there is a National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military? You might find it interesting to peruse the site. While your there, take a peek at their Reports and Publications.  You can find the following under Quick Links (Reports): Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military …

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Exercising Independence

told by Lynn Ruehlmann Click to listen ruehlmann About the Story It excites me when I find the perfect connection between a classic myth and contemporary life—the connection gives both stories such a potent new focus.  So I’ve really enjoyed developing this coming-of-age story. It combines the story of getting my driver’s license with the story …

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Tap the Power of Storytelling

Tap the Power of Storytelling Forbes (Jersey City, NJ), January 4, 2014 Summary: By Rodger Dean Duncan No doubt about it, the best speakers are good storytellers. The best writers are good storytellers. The best leaders are good storytellers. The best teachers and trainers and coaches are good storytellers. It might even be argued that …

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