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Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale: Shadow Puppetry with Daniel Barash

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Eddy and Ellis streets.


In celebration of Yom Ha’atzma'ut, Israel Independence Day, Daniel Barash will perform shadow puppetry versions of best-loved Jewish folktales from Israel and around the world. Participants will be invited to volunteer behind the screen as the folktales come to life before their eyes.

Daniel Barash, founding director of The Shadow Puppet Workshop, has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry, an ancient Asian art form, in diverse formal and informal educational settings. He was one of the national teaching artists invited to be a workshop leader at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Barash has conducted hundreds of assembly programs, workshops, and residencies at schools, museums, and libraries across the country. He holds a master’s degree in elementary education from New York University.

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The Library's 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.