Peninnah Schram - storyteller
Gerard Edery – vocals, guitar
To hear all the fascinating Jewish stories and songs would take more than 1001 nights — and days. Stories have the power to transform and inspire. With our voices we can create bonds and lasting memories between people while we transmit Jewish values and traditions. Gerard Edery and Peninnah Schram combine their vibrant talents to bring you an intimate connection with the Ashkenazi and Sephardic oral traditions.
“This enchanting blend combines the rich baritone of Sephardic singer-guitarist, Gerard Edery, with the captivating skills of storytelling doyenne, Peninnah Schram.” -Hadassah Magazine
Gerard Edery has been featured in major concert halls and at music festivals throughout the world. He is widely regarded as one of the leading interpreters of Sephardic Song with twelve CD releases and a Songbook to his name
Peninnah Schram is the author of seven books of Jewish folktales. She is the recipient of the Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educators, the National Storytelling Membership Association’s Circle of Excellence Award and the National Storytellers Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Edery and Ms. Schram have been performing together for 17 years to enthusiastic audiences at Jewish Festivals, Synagogues, Jewish Community Centers, storytelling festivals and concert series worldwide.
This program can be tailored for audiences of all ages and is also available with guest musicians.