rsz_schram60357-02Peninnah Schram, professor of speech and drama at YU’s Stern College for Women, recently published a story in New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family (Reclaiming Judaism Press, 2014), an anthology of 43 stories in honor of poet Danny Siegel. Her story is titled, “Bringing Joy to Others.” The first anthology in the Mitzvah Stories series, Mitzvah Stories: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning (2011), was published in honor of Schram with a foreword by YU President Richard M. Joel.

Schram also recently participated in the fifth New CAJE Jewish Education Conference held at the University of California-Los Angeles’ Hillel and Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California from August 8-15, 2014.  Her workshop topics included “Sacred Stories for Debriefing Techniques,” “Your Jewish Name: Stories and Methods for Strengthening Connection to Jewish Names and Personal Identity,” and “Master Class: Jump in and Become a Mitzvah-Centered Storyteller,” in addition to an evening storytelling performance. Schram served on the faculty of the newly organized Jewish Spiritual Education Maggid-Training program, which was initiated at this conference.

Schram is a member of YU’s Speakers Bureau. To invite Schram to speak at an event, please contact the Bureau at (212) 960-5400 ex. 6350 or

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