Author, Artist and Avian Encounter with Noa Baum | Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

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Author, Artist and Avian Encounter with Noa Baum

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Oregon Ridge Nature Center | Recommended for ages 3-8

Join us for an Author, Artist, and Avian Encounter with Noa Baum, Author of How the Birds Became Friends. Rooted in the timeless values of her Jewish heritage, Noa engages young and old in an interactive conversation about Tikkun Olam and the choices we can make to bring more peace into our world. Noa also shares the process of turning a story told in the oral tradition into a picture book. After engaging with the author, explore the bird exhibit at the nature center, and join CJE's PJ Library Director Julie Wohl, in an open ended materials tikkun olam craft project to make your own unique bird and bird feeder.

About The Book
Long ago when the world was very young, the birds did not get along. They were always fighting about who was better. Beaks pecking! Feathers flying! Squawks and screeches everywhere! Little Quail feels lost in all the noise, but with each bird trying to outdo the others, Quail bravely takes an unexpected approach. In this delightful take on a Burmese folktale, told by award-winning storyteller Noa Baum and illustrated by renowned ecologist and artist Zev Labinger, watch the power of kindness change the world.

About the Author
Noa Baum is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Israeli storyteller and author. Born and raised in Jerusalem, she presents internationally to diverse audiences, from the World Bank and universities to schools, festivals, and congregations. Noa’s memoir, A Land Twice Promised, won several awards including the Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award and Storytelling World Award. She was voted by The Washington Jewish Week as one of 10 most interesting local Jews. Find more at noabaum.com

Admission to the event is FREE and signed books will be available for purchase. Your book purchase not only supports the arts and local independent booksellers, but it also ensures that we can continue to bring you these engaging events.

Part of the Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature, a showcase of literary events reflecting important issues facing the Jewish community, featuring conversations with authors to inspire work towards justice and peace. This event is presented in In Partnership with The JCC of Greater Baltimore/ The Gordon Center, The Macks Center for Jewish Education, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, The Pratt Library, and Har Sianai Oheb Shalom.