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Living in a Broken and Magnificent World: On Being a Story-Carrier

November 14, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Feldstein Library of Neveh Shalom and the Eastside Jewish Commons Presents:

Living in a Broken and Magnificent World: On Being a Story-Carrier
A Reading with Brian Rohr

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm

Free at the Eastside Jewish Commons – 2420 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

What stories do we carry? How do we use stories in our lives? Storyteller Brian Rohr will read his essay “On Being a Story-Carrier” recently published in the new two-volume book set, P’ri Etz Yitzhak, Fruit of Yitzhak’s Tree, created in memory of influential storyteller and teacher Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum, z”l. The book set contains over 600 pages of essays, stories, and original art all on the theme and practice of Jewish Storytelling. Rohr’s essay specifically explores what it means to be a “story-carrier” – something that each of us already are – and the importance of being conscious of which stories we choose to carry. There will be time for a Q&A after the reading of the essay. Wine and light snacks will be served.

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This event is a part of the EJC’s Storytelling and Crypto Jew series happening Nov 14-18. While the essay is not about Crypto Jews, it explores the important and relevant message of what stories we carry and how they can shape our lives.

Brian Rohr is a performative storyteller, writer, and poet who resides in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of the book, Shaken to my Bones: A Poetic Midrash on the Torah, forthcoming from Ben Yehuda Press.


Librarian Leora Troper


Eastside Jewish Commons
2420 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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