Storyteller (Maggid): David Arfa

Storyteller (Maggid): David Arfa

16 Wilde Road
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Maggid (Mah-geed: storyteller) David Arfa breathes life into Judaism's storytelling heritage. His CD "The Birth of Love: Tales for the Days of Awe", contains ancient mythology, old-world Yiddish tales (set in the Berkshire foothills), and other surprises.

David's performance "The Jar of Tears", invokes Kalonymus Kalman Shapiro, the Rabbi of the Warsaw Ghetto. David has shared this performance of imagined letters to the “Master of the World” at many venues including the Polish Storytelling Festival, in Warsaw, Poland.

A little known fact about David is that he is a Shretelech guide (Yiddish for the magical little people). He draws on his experience as an environmental educator and leads groups in search of the kindly Shretele. Kids spot them easily, however adults usually have less luck. At the very least, everyone enjoys the quiet pleasures of field and forest, a taste of Judaism’s ancient environmental wisdom, and a few good stories.

For More Information

Contact person: David Arfa, Maggid
Phone: 413-625-2164
[email protected]
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    In cooperation with LOCAL PARTNERS

    Jewish Federation of Western MA  - Jewish Federation of the Berkshires