Author/storyteller Aubrey Davis will be the special guest presenter at Congregation Beth El, 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5.
Thanks to Houston JCC for bringing Aubrey to town as part of the 39th annual Jewish Books and Arts Fair.
Before becoming a storyteller and author, Aubrey Davis worked as a logger, farmer, salesman and teacher. In his travels across Europe and North Africa, he discovered traditional folktales: “The best of them puzzled me, shocked me and delighted me. They helped me see the world and myself in fresh, new ways. They were bottomless. They made me think like I’d never thought before.”
Aubrey also discovered the ancient art of storytelling: “At first I told stories to my own children, then at a weekly gathering in Toronto. I told stories in nursing homes, festivals, jails and later, on national radio and television.” For over 30 years Aubrey has told stories to people of all ages. He has performed and conducted workshops across Canada and the United States.
One of his published books, Bagels for Benny, has won multiple awards — including the Sydney Taylor Award, The Mr. Christie Award (Silver) and the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Children’s Literature Prize. Aubrey’s latest picture book — Kishka for Koppel – will be available for purchase and signing at CBE on November 5.
Story lovers of all ages especially preschool and religious school families are invited to attend what certainly will be a delightful evening at the synagogue.
And of course, they urge you to bring your friends and family from near and far!!