Jewish Stories: Through Laughter and Tears
Target audience: children, youth, and adults
In this poignant, moving, and funny show, Helen shares the rich experience of Yiddish speaking Jews in Eastern European with a non Yiddish speaking audience. Through Yiddish folktales, poetry, and memoir Helen leads the audience thorugh laughter and tears to a deeper understanding of this rich culture.
“As a storyteller, Helen Mintz is exceptional; her style, grace and theatrics range from poignant to hilarious. “
Jill Baird, director of public programs, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, British Columbia
“She held her audience spellbound . . . She involved the whole audience through chanting, actions, and acting.”
Clair Smythe, elementary teacher, Vancouver, British Columbia
“Captivating performer. Riveting delivery. Audiences are encouraged to recognize links between the stories and their personal lives; between Jewish culture and their own herit6age.” Valerie Dare, co-ordinator of artistic programs for the Vancouver School Board