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Havurat Shalom

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113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
617-623-3376 www.thehav.org

August 2018

Open House at Havurat Shalom

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Shul shopping for the holidays? Curious about Havurat Shalom? Come to Havurat Shalom’s open house! Shabbat morning services will be geared towards newcomers. There will be a children’s service on the 2nd floor during the adult Torah discussion. After services, there will be a vegetarian Shabbat lunch and time to meet members, tour the building and have your questions answered. Bring your friends!

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George From the Bronx Featured at Story Space Tue 08/14/2018

August 14, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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George From the Bronx: Is a truly natural-born storyteller. George spins entertaining yarns from his quirky life with casual flair. Some of his tales seem to stretch the truth a bit - or do they?? It can be deliciously difficult to tell! Hosted By: Bruce Marcus Feature’s website: https://www.georgefromthebronx.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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Simon Brooks Featured at Story Space Tue 08/21/2018

August 21, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Simon Brooks: Simon's mother says she found him under a rock, or falling from the sky, or that he simply appeared at the house one day. However Simon appeared, he was already telling stories. Hosted By: Andrea Kamens Feature’s website: https://www.diamondscree.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers alike are received with…

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Leeny Del Seamonds Featured at Story Space Tue 08/28/2018

August 28, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Leeny Del Seamonds: is an acclaimed performer, coach, author, multi award-winning recording artist and professional Voice Actor. Her animated and uplifting tales and tunes told in multiple languages reflect her love and understanding of people, their ways and a desire to embrace life to its fullest. Hosted By: Ralph Chadis Feature’s website: https://www.leenydelseamonds.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a…

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September 2018

Open Telling with Joe Pagliuca Featured at Story Space Tue 09/11/2018

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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  Joe Pagliuca (Big Joe): Joe Pagliuca enhances open telling with more stories he would not share with his young audiences! Visceral and very, very funny, Joe's madcap tales will stay with you long after the last words. Note: We will meet on the second floor because Havurat Shalom is set up for the High Holidays Note: Tonight, we will be meeting on the second floor. Hosted By: Joe Pagliuca Feature’s website: https://www.bigjoe.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every…

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October 2018

Usha Venkatraman Featured at Story Space Tue 10/02/2018

October 2, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Usha Venkatraman: Fearless princesses, a beautiful cockroach with a street smart granny, and wonderfully quirky kings and queens - this is the world of Usha Venkatraman, a spoken word Storyteller, who weaves magic with her words. Her puppetry skills makes her tales more fascinating Usha is Mumbai's award winning & leading Storyteller and a self-taught puppeteer with over 23 years of experience, performing traditional stories, folktales, and myths. Usha has performed at various festivals in India, including the Bookaroo International…

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Dvora Jonas Featured at Story Space Tue 10/09/2018

October 9, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Dvora Jonas: Was brought up in a culturally Jewish, union organizing, anti-religious family. In college while earning a degree in Biophysics she became involved in Jewish practice and thought. She also studied Eastern religions. She will tell about her many years living in a Buddhist monastery in San Francisco. There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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Doria Hughes Featured at Story Space Tue 10/16/2018

October 16, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Doria Hughes: rocks the house with traditional stories that are decisively for grown-ups. Her earthy, highly animated renditions of tales you are unlikely to hear anywhere else are sure to gross out and delight you! There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers alike are received with full attention. Try out a new…

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Archana Sufiana Featured at Story Space Tue 10/30/2018

October 30, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Archana Sufiana: Originally from Bombay, Archana has worked as a professional dancer, actress and singer. Using storytelling in her work, she currently leads spiritual transformative workshops & retreats in India and many other countries, focusing on Women's Empowerment, Feminine Embodiment & Creative Arts Healing. Hosted By: Andrea Kamens Feature’s website: https://www.femininesoulawakening.org/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative…

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November 2018

Joyce Sabato Featured at Story Space Tue 11/13/2018

November 13, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Joyce Sabato: Is a seasoned storyteller, experienced educator and a musician with what has been described as “the voice of an angel”. She is a reverse snow bird from St. Augustine who recently returned to New England. While in Florida, she performed at festivals, libraries and schools and served as President of the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine and on the Board of the Florida Storytelling Association. Since moving back up North, she has been a featured at a number…

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Andrea Kamens Featured at Story Space Tue 11/20/2018

November 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Andrea Kamens: is a writer, tutor, community volunteer and mom of five who tells tales of many types to all ages. In the Jewish tradition, a person on her birthday can distribute blessings. November 20 is Andrea's birthday and she'll be distributing stories, traditional, original, and just for you. Come be blessed. Hosted By: Ralph Chadis Feature’s website: https://www.AndreaKamens.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all…

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Mei-Lin Po Featured at Story Space Tue 11/27/2018

November 27, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Mei-Lin Po: is a creative artist, musical theater enthusiast, and story-keeper, who seeks ways to make the world better through storytelling. She will be presenting Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Emperor and the Nightingale’, as well as the Frank Stockton classic, ‘The Lady or the Tiger?’ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers…

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December 2018

Dan Dahari Featured at Story Space Tue 12/04/2018

December 4, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Dan Dahari: loves a good shrimp po’ boy. An educator, writer, chef, bartender and performer over the past 10 years he has hosted, competed, and performed in many storytelling and stand up comedy arenas all over the area. He got into storytelling mostly by accident and now sits on the board of Massmouth, one of New England's premier storytelling organizations. WBZ’s Chronicle once called him “The Flavor Guru" and he loves the Newport Folk Festival more than you love your…

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Abner Serd & Bruce Marcus Featured at Story Space Tue 12/11/2018

December 11, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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lifetime rhymers in tandem tale-time Abner Serd & Bruce Marcus: Two poetic powerhouses join forces for an evening of tales entirely in verse! Presenting an olio of truly classic ballads and hilarious originals, they flaunt amazing powers of memorization and presentation, in a rhyme time throw-down you won’t want to miss! Stories in rhyme? Truly sublime! Hosted By: Ralph Chadis Feature’s website: https://www.abnerserd.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00…

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Robyn Perkins Featured at Story Space Tue 12/18/2018

December 18, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Robyn Perkins: presents "Mating Selection". After being on a live dating show, which included her most uncomfortable moment ever on stage, Robyn Perkins is taking an honest look at the social constructs of present-day dating, with a scientific twist. Biology versus Morals = Comedy! Hosted By: Mike Cohen Feature’s website: https://www.robynperkins.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative…

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January 2019

Open Telling Featured at Story Space Tue 01/08/2019

January 8, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Open Telling: Celebrate the new year. Try a new story, or tell about a January Holiday: New Year's Day, Epiphany, Orthodox Christmas Day, Orthodox New Year, Stephen Foster Memorial Day, Robert E. Lee's Birthday, Tu Bishvat, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hosted By: Joshua Myrvaagnes Feature’s website: https://www.holidayscalendar.com/months/january/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned…

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Cindy Maybeck Featured at Story Space Tue 01/15/2019

January 15, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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NAME: Cindy Maybeck has over 25 years’ experience. In “Calling for Stories” she weaves together some favorite tales into a personal and inspirational story of her courageous and hope-filled journey to the storytelling stage. You will be transfixed, moved, touched with laughter and perhaps even shed a healing tear. (Read more about Cindy below.) Hosted By: Ralph Chadis Feature’s website: https://www.cindymaybeck.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling…

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Javed Rezayee Featured at Story Space Tue 01/22/2019

January 22, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Javed Rezayee: is a writer and teacher who has told stories at the Moth and on WGBH's Stories from Stage. His latest short story Black Kitty of Kabul is available on Amazon. Re. this night’s program he says, ‘Love hurts, but can easily be kept at bay. Close your heart and you will be protected - but did I?' Hosted By: Bruce Marcus Feature’s website: https://mailchi.mp/70eaca3c5978/javeds-writing-journey There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45…

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Joseph Smeall Villarroel Featured at Story Space Tue 01/29/2019

January 29, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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pulls out his Miss Marple Knitting Needles, to share with you the shocking true story of his old Catholic high school's most spectacular senior prank, and the tangled webs of intrigue and institutional dysfunction it concealed within its coils. Not to be missed by anybody who enjoys a good mystery! Feature’s website: https://theworcesterjournal.com/author/joseph-german-smeall-villarroel/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a…

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February 2019

27Th Anniversary Celebration of The Story Space Tue 02/05/2019

February 5, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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27Th Anniversary Celebration: We're celebrating 27 years of weekly storytelling with cake & ice cream and you! Tell stories about Brother Blue & Ruth Hill, Storytelling, The Story Space, LANES. Bring your own tales and remembrances - keeping in mind the old adage, "never let the truth get in the way of a good story." Hosted By: Mike Cohen There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all…

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Libby Franck Featured at Story Space Tue 02/26/2019

February 26, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Libby Franck: presents From Slavery to Freedom, a tale as compelling today as it was in antebellum days. History comes alive as Libby gives voice to poet/abolitionist Edna Dean Proctor, who transcribed the narrative of Aunt Sally, a woman twice cruelly enslaved - with a respite in between - and finally freed. Hosted By: Bruce Marcus Feature’s website: https://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/profile/LibbyFranck There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all…

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March 2019

Matthew Dicks Featured at Story Space Tue 03/05/2019

March 5, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Matthew Dicks: is an internationally bestselling author, and, among many other remarkable things, a 38-time Moth StorySLAM and 6-time GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and weekly podcast. He has also told stories for This American Life, TED and, well… You get the idea. Hosted By: Bruce Marcus Feature’s website: There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, &…

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Sara deBeer Featured at Story Space Tue 03/12/2019

March 12, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Sara deBeer: Under the sponsorship of the Robert C. Bates Fellowship, a Yale summer grant, Sara deBeer spent the summer of 1980 studying storytelling traditions in Ireland. She traveled along the west coast of Ireland recording oral narratives, and asking about people’s memories of listening to stories. Incorporating these experiences and her subsequent study of a wide range of collections of Irish folktales, Sara presents programs which celebrate Irish wit, wisdom, mystery, and magic in a format which brings delight…

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Joe Keane Featured at Story Space Tue 03/19/2019

March 19, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Joe Keane: Happy belated St. Patrick's Day! As one of our favorite Celtic yarn spinners, Joe will enchant us from a collection of Irish stories and a collection of his own work. A storyteller of mystical abundance, lore and talent, he is an unmitigated delight for young and old alike. Hosted By: Andrea Kamens Feature’s website: https://www.celticrevival.com There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels,…

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Cindy Rivka Marshall Featured at Story Space Tue 03/26/2019

March 26, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Cindy Rivka Marshall: From the moment of her childhood theatrical debut to her present work as a storyteller, Cindy Rivka Marshall traces the various influences on her creative process and her belief in the importance of the arts. Hosted By: Andrea Kamens Feature’s website: https://www.cindymarshall.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers…

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April 2019

Chris Kastle Featured at Story Space Tue 04/02/2019

April 2, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Chris Kastle: This award-winning storyteller, folk & sea song singer, author, artist and educator from St. Augustine, FL, is a touring performer and seasoned traveler who offers insight into a lifetime of adventure. Her original songs and stories possess great imagery, tinged with Celtic and Maritime traditions. Hosted By: Ralph Chadis Feature’s website: https://www.chriskastle.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in…

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Shira (Shifra) Freewoman Featured at Story Space Tue 04/09/2019

April 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Shira (Shifra) Freewoman: aka Shira, “The Rattlin' Rabbi”, presents Tripping with the Music: What a Trip it has been and What Present-Future Do we Spin? Storyteller, poet, minstrel-maggid, visual artist and activist, Shira will do a re-telling of her story, with important moments that offered choices and turning points. There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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John Carew Featured at Story Space Tue 04/16/2019

April 16, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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John Carew: is from Lough Gur, County Limerick - home of the fairies, the spirits of the mounds and the hollow hills. A true Seanachie and author of "Through The Mist Of Time", a collection of poetry and short stories, he's performed widely, and brags several medals and storytelling competition victories. Hosted By: TBD Feature’s website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcnGLz-b7bDRpFt2ZgCHuOg There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels,…

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Ralph Chadis Featured at Story Space Tue 04/23/2019

April 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Ralph Chadis: "Not Your Typical Bard", will observe his birthday which is during Passover by telling a medley of Passover stories. There is the story of pouring beer in the river. Of course he will remember how he and his mother set out the table - the gefilte fish, oye the making of the gefilte fish. There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, &…

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Paula & Ed Dugan Featured at Story Space Tue 04/30/2019

April 30, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Paula & Ed Dugan: present Urban Legends, Destinations Unknown. The storytelling team of Paula and Edward Dugan blur the lines between fact and fiction, describe the unimaginable, and share experiences of unexplainable occurrences. Join them for a journey through mysterious, strange and fascinating urban legends. Hosted By: Ralph Chadis There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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May 2019

Michael Koran Featured at Story Space Tue 05/07/2019

May 7, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Michael Koran: Just in time for Mother's Day: It's Never Too Late to Have A Loving Mother. How can love grow like a weed once we plant the seed? A son and mother in life and death continue to try to overcome physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Michael fills his tale with grit, humor and abundant affection. Feature’s website: https://windweaver.com/michaelkoran/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for…

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Betty Goldstein Featured at Story Space Tue 05/14/2019

May 14, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Betty Goldstein: is a Moth Winner, with published stories in Reader’s Digest’s "The Best Life Stories" and "What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories". She's also had a story (and a play) produced for the stage in Los Angeles. This rare Visitor from La La Land is a Don't Miss! Feature’s website: https://www.bettygoldstein.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in…

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Phillip Andrew Bennett Low Featured at Story Space Tue 05/21/2019

May 21, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Phillip Andrew Bennett Low: is a Chinese-American playwright, storyteller, mime, author, theatre critic and libertarian activist. Co-founder of MN supergroup Rockstar Storytellers and founder and producer of the touring theatre troupe Maximum Verbosity, his solo performances have featured as far away as Melbourne, Australia. Feature’s website: https://www.maximumverbosityonline.org/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers…

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Open Telling Featured at Story Space Tue 05/28/2019

May 28, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Open Telling tonight. There will be all open telling with a relaxed time limit. Try your new stories, or tell about a May Holiday: May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Senior Citizens Day, Children's Day, World Naked Gardening Day, Mothers' Day, No Diet Day, End of WW II, World Turtle Day, Africa Day, World No Tobacco Day. There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, &…

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June 2019

Scott Schultz Featured at Story Space Tue 06/04/2019

June 4, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Scott Schultz: The Winner of Massmouth’s Big Mouth Off in 2013, Scott will be sharing stories from his hit show BUSted (true accounts of getting around L.A. by people who don’t drive), and his new project using sound waves to enhance emotional reception, plus a reworking of one of his Boston-era favorites. There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly,…

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Angela Kessler Featured at Story Space Tue 06/11/2019

June 11, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Angela Kessler: has a passion for The Kalevala (Finland's National Saga). She traveled deep into this oral tradition of Finland returning with tales of love, death, gods, heroines, heroes, battles, beasts, boasts and magic. Join us as she shares some of these tales with us as stories, songs, and poems. Feature’s website: https://ivyharp.com/stories/ The Kalevala itself: https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kveng/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels,…

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Nicolette Nordin Heavey Featured at Story Space Tue 06/18/2019

June 18, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Nicolette Nordin Heavey: A world traveller from a young age (thanks to an English mum, Swedish father and General Motors) Nicolette Nordin Heavey is most often found beguiling youngsters in preschools, schools and libraries with folktales. Her storytelling lesson plans unlock curriculum, stimulate curiosity, and enhancing learning retention. Most importantly, the kids have FUN learning! The experiences, settings, characters and accents of her youth pepper both her stories for children and adults. She believes every dysfunction has a humorous side…

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Rona Leventhal Featured at Story Space Tue 06/25/2019

June 25, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Rona Leventhal: presents The Prince of Pirates and the Witch of Wellfleet, her hour-long version of a classic Cape Cod tale set in the early 1700's - an intersection of legend and history, and truths both factual and real. An unflinching look at Puritan New England and human nature through the lens of story. Feature’s website: https://www.ronatales.com There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels,…

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July 2019

Joe Pagliuca Featured at Story Space Tue 07/09/2019

July 9, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Joe Pagliuca: "Big Joe" presents “Tales of a 4th Grade Something” – from his adventures in the 4th grade. From crazy friends, to dealing with bullies to dealing with the greatest threat to his existence, his 4th grade teacher. The tales will delight and amaze and most of all make you laugh as you listen to Joe’s “Tales of a 4th Grade Something” Feature’s website: https://www.bigjoe.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45…

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Open Telling Featured at Story Space Tue 07/16/2019

July 16, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Open Telling: with a relaxed time limit. Try your new story, or tell about a July Holiday: Flag Day, American Independence Day, Belarus Independence Day, Star Festival, Video Games Day, World Population Day, Bastille Day, International Nude Day, Unimwane Day, National Hot Dog Day, Nelson Mandela Day. Feature’s website: https://www.holidayscalendar.com/months/july/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue…

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Tamara Safford Featured at Story Space Tue 07/30/2019

July 30, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Tamara Safford: is an artist, teacher, storyteller, greeting card designer, amd children's book illustrator. Her stories are both clever and constructed with an artist's eye. You will enjoy what she does. Feature’s website: https://www.tamarasafford.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers alike are received with full attention. Try out a new story…

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August 2019

Penny Post Featured at Story Space Tue 08/06/2019

August 6, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Penny Post: has been telling stories for 30 years: fairy & folktales, history & myths. Stories of courage, of wisdom, of foolishness. With her voice and body language, Penny will draw you in to worlds and characters ranging from Ireland to India, from America to Asia. There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and…

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Jannelle Codiani Featured at Story Space Tuesday, Aug. 13

August 13, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Jannelle Codiani is an award winning storyteller fiercely passionate about empowerment, connection, and compassion. She serves as Executive Director for atac, a performing and visual arts venue, where she can often be found developing programming and plumbing for funding. There is a $5 requested donation. You can find more information here. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 to 9:00 p.m. and welcomes storytellers for all ages, levels, and experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and…

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September 2019

Khalafalla Osman Featured at Story Space Tue 09/10/2019

September 10, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Khalafalla Osman is a storyteller, poet, law student, and chaplain at Northeastern University. Khalafalla will give you a glimpse in the life of a young Muslim, American-born, with roots deeply connection to Sudan. Feature’s website: https://www.facebook.com/brotherkhalafalla There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers alike are received with full attention. Try out a…

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Laura Packer Featured at Story Space Tue 09/17/2019

September 17, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Laura Packer: Laura Packer knows the best way to truth is a through good story. She has been a storyteller for over 25 years. She has performed around the world, including at Story Space. Whether truth, fiction, or traditional, Laura’s stories are intriguing and full of wonder. Find out more at laurapacker.com. Feature’s website: https://www.laurapacker.com/ There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience…

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Claire Beetlestone Featured at Story Space Tue 09/24/2019

September 24, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Any war is brutal, but civil wars are the cruelest. Yet, life must continue wounded: daily tasks to ensure food and shelter must go on, and moments of joy, however fleeting, are cherished. These are the stories of a few people during the Nigerian Civil War or Biafran Conflict. There is a $5 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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October 2019

Tony Toledo Featured at Story Space Tue 10/15/2019

October 15, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Tony Toledo presents "Tony Toledo’s Fake Wake" The Passing of His Middle Years. Now 62 and amazed he's he made it this far, Tony will tell about the times that almost did him in, share a few so-called highlights of his middle years and ponder what’s coming next in geezerhood. He’ll even bring strawberry pie! Feature’s website: https://www.tonytoledo.com/ There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages,…

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Andy Davis Featured at Story Space Tuesday

October 22, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Andy Davis: got his start as a storyteller telling tales by candlelight in Mexican refugee camps 25 years ago. Co-director of the NH White Mountains World Fellowship Center, Andy pays us his annual visit, this time around with a set of stories to ease us in to the darker time of the year. Feature’s website: https://www.andydavisstoryteller.com/ There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, &…

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Robert Isenberg Featured at Story Space Tue 10/29/2019

October 29, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Robert Isenberg: Named “Ro-BEAR” by late storytelling legend Brother Blue, this is one comic guy. A former humor columnist for Gatehouse Newspapers, his new book “Why Men Are Suspicious of Yoga – And Other Very, Very Funny Stories” has been a well-selling hit on Amazon. Need a laugh? We thought so! Feature’s website: There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a…

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November 2019

Mike Lockett Featured at Story Space on Tuesday

November 5, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Mike Lockett Featured at Story Space Tue 11/05/2019 Mike Lockett: Dr. Mike Lockett is an international storyteller and a children’s author. He has given over 4000 programs across 32 states and in 17 countries. Mike lives in Normal, Illinois and is sometimes called the Normal Storyteller. But there is nothing normal about his stories and music. He is a teller of traditional tales in a non-traditional manner – using a variety of vocal sound effects, dialects and audience participation along…

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Mike Cohen Featured at Story Space Tuesday

November 12, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Mike Cohen celebrates his birthday, a week late. Expect unusual tales from deep in Mike's repertoire, from ancient Ireland, the swamps of Florida just before a huge hurricane, and the vast depths of space. Feature’s website: https://www.coriolisforce.com/TG/Demo/MDC_Live_Stories.asp There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers alike are received with full attention. Try out…

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CD Collins Featured at Story Space

November 19, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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The Kentucky native CD Collins has 3 books and 5 spoken-word-with-music CDs, including "Kentucky Stories," which won the Boston Poetry Awards’ Best Spoken Word. She has appeared at Berklee, ICA, New York Public Library & DC’s John F Kennedy Center, and is currently writing a collection entitled "The Little Big Town." And, to top it off, a documentary film is being made about this amazing woman. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for…

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The Gang of Six Featured at Story Space Tue 11/26/2019

November 26, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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The Gang of Six: (the turkeys behind Story Space) present a mini-Tellabration!™ They gobbled up the feature slot, but it won't all be gravy. Open Telling will be a yam session, the thyme stuffed with saucy tales about T-Days past. A cranberry good time, even the green beans'll have a roll in this mash-up. Feature’s website: https://www.storyspace.org/Gang_of_Six.asp There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels,…

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December 2019

Linda and Sumner McClain Featured at Story Space

December 3, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Linda & Sumner McClain: Tell with a joie de vivre and deep compassion for humanity. This professional storytelling married couple will lift your spirits and make you think and feel. Don't miss a precious moment of stories & music from this highly esteemed, busy duo, as tonight they present "Holiday Stories". Feature’s website: https://www.storiescelebratinglife.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k9bnUh4XJE&feature=youtu.be There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience…

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Robyn Perkins Featured at Story Space

December 17, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Robyn Perkins asks "Is It Enough?" In a competitive world where confidence sometimes outweighs skill, this Comedy Award Winner looks at confidence, how we get it, and how it affects performance. Robyn explores how her very competitive nature has shaped both her confidence and her professional life. Feature’s website: https://www.robynperkins.com/ There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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January 2020

Libby Frank Featured at Story Space

January 14 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Libby Frank will present Becoming a "Little Woman.” As she says, "I received my copy of Little Women when I was 6. As soon as my mother read it to me, I began acting it out. I was not a 'Jo' but rather a 'Beth.' Throughout my life I have transitioned to 'Meg." These experiences were milestones in my life. Who were you: Meg, Jo Beth or Amy? Or Laurie or Prof Bhaer? Or Mr. March? The new Great Gerwig movie…

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Shira Freewoman Featured at Story Space

January 21 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Shira (Shifra) Freewoman: Will present a show she calls, "A New Take on My Life, All the Good I Have Known". I have told my story many times with a focus or emphasis on the trauma I experienced. This time I am doing a Re-telling of My Life Story with a Focus on All That has Been Positive in My Life and all I am grateful for. There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from…

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February 2020

28th Anniversary Celebration Featured at Story Space Tue 02/04/2020

February 4 @ 9:45 am - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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28th Anniversary Celebration: Brother Blue and Ruth Hill started what is now "The Story Space" 28 years ago. Sadly, Blue passed away in 2009. But with Ruth as our Guest of Honor, we'll have an evening of favorite tales (both yours and ours), cake & ice cream, and some great memories of Brother Blue. Feature’s website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RznMUhhJGpU There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels,…

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Harold Cox Featured at Story Space

February 11 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Harold Cox is originally from Texas. His new passion is telling stories. He took some classes and has told at the Riot Theater’s Stories to Scenes, and last June won Mass Mouth's Big Mouth Off. His day job is Associate Dean and Associate Professor at BU's School of Public Health. There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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Pam Kristan Featured at Story Space

February 18 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Pam Kristan: It may not be so much what we do, but how we do it that shows our true selves. Follow Pam’s process through the years while you discover how you do what you do. We each have our own particular way, and these days it’s process as much as product that counts. Feature’s website: https://www.pamelakristan.com/ There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels,…

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Dvora Jonas Featured at Story Space

February 25 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Dvora Jonas: In honor of her milestone birthday, Dvora presents imaginative, surreal, and personal stories (including ones generally kept hidden) drawn from 80 years of spiritual, emotional, and physical wandering. All told with her unassuming charm. There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where seasoned tellers and newcomers alike are received with full attention. Try out a…

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March 2020

Jerry Reilly Featured at Story Space

March 3 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Jerry Reilly, the founder of the Museum of Bad Art, will tell of all sorts of other ridiculous personal projects he's undertaken since, including: King Pong, Disposable Theater, The Money Tree, fictional political candidate Fredrica Smith, floating casket on the Charles River, Human Foosball & Giant Barbie saves Newton! Feature’s website: https://sites.google.com/site/newtonnomadicheater/home There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative…

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Phillip Andrew Bennett Low Featured at Story Space

March 10 @ 6:45 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Phillip Andrew Bennett Low: "Descendant of Dragons": A quest to find his ancestors, across 4 continents & 4,000 years, pits a cranky libertarian detective against the world's greatest Communist bureaucracy. Pinned between the youngest & most ancient of civilizations, it's about being Chinese...and becoming American again. Feature’s website: https://maximumverbosityonline.org/ There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling for all ages, levels, & experience in a friendly, cooperative venue where…

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