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An Outrageously Good Time with Bob Kann

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 10:30 A.M.

Laugh your heads off as Wisconsin funny man Bob Kann presents jolting juggling, mesmerizing magic, silly Jewish storytelling, and more.  Drawing on material from thirty-five years of performing the "comic arts" as a family entertainer, Kann presents a pleasing performance guaranteed to tickle children’s funny bones and spark their imaginations.

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Bob Kann is a professional storyteller/juggler/magician, professor of education, and author from Madison, Wisconsin. As an entertainer, Bob has performed throughout the United States in schools, libraries, performing arts centers, and festival. As an educator, he speaks at conferences on topics related to humor, creativity, and storytelling. Kann usually can be found reading his favorite book on levitation. He simply can’t put it down.

RSVP to or 415.567.3327 x 703.

Family programs in English are co-sponsored by PJ Library® of San Francisco. PJ Library® of San Francisco sends free Jewish books and music monthly to children through the age of 8, and is a program of the Early Childhood Education Initiative of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Albert and Janet Schultz PJ Library Fund, the Alexander and June L. Maisin Foundation, and other local generous funders.



Hebrew Storytelling for Preschoolers and their Families

SUNDAYS AT 11 A.M. — SEPT 17 • OCT 15 • NOV 19 • DEC 17 • FEB 11

A rotating lineup of talented storytellers — all with puppets or props – spins tales based on famous Israeli children’s book for kids ages five and younger.

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The gatherings also feature art projects and healthy snacks. Some of the storytellers may also sing or dance with the children. Grown-ups are encouraged to get to know one another! The program is in Hebrew without translation.

RSVP to or 415.567.3327 x 703.

Co-sponsored by the Israeli House of the Consulate General of Israel.

And help us spread the word about this program to Hebrew-speaking families!