Date(s) - 03/12/2017
The Baab-Ul-Ilm Centre and Sinai Synagogue in Leeds are organising the first jointly organised Muslim-Jewish storytelling event in Leeds, to take place at the Baab-Ul-Ilm, Shadwell Lane, on 3 December.
Tickets: £15 per family (2 adults and 3 children)
Any money raised will be donated to St George’s Crypt. To book: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07813037441
Adele Moss and Jumana Moon formed a Jewish-Muslim storytelling partnership about 9 years ago. Inspired by their respective faiths, they work with stories from sacred texts as well as traditional folk tales from Jewish and Muslim communities. They have performed at Limmud Conferences, various interfaith groups, schools, synagogues, Rumi’s Cave and St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in London. Their partnership celebrates and draws on centuries of shared friendship and scholarship – and stories.
Adele grew up in a family of observant German Jewish refugees, nourished by constantly evolving stories. She has a background in drama and has worked as a storyteller in Oxford for the last 20 years in many different settings: schools, day centres, theatre, library, museums, hospitals, religious and interfaith groups, to name a few. She uses stories from all around the world, but always returns to Jewish sources, which she revisits with a contemporary resonance. She is particularly interested in the capacity of story to create connections between people of different backgrounds and ages and is enriched by her current storytelling partnership with Muslim teller, Jumana Moon.
Jumana is a storyteller with a great love of folktales, fairy tales, myths and legends of all kinds. She draws from a wide range of stories and has a special interest in stories from Islamic heritage: stories from Quran, hadeeth (the life and sayings of Prophet Mohammed pbuh) and folk tales from various Muslim lands. Jumana tells stories in nurseries and schools; at festivals & cultural and community events.
Jumana also works as a psychotherapist in primary schools in London.