Noa Baum Storyteller

  • About the Artist:

    Israeli-born Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller and author who uses mesmerizing voices, impeccable timing, and warm authenticity to captivate audiences of all ages. Noa focuses on the power of storytelling to heal and build bridges of compassion and peace. Her stories from diverse cultures and her Jewish heritage highlight our similarities and celebrate our differences.
    Noa's work helps students get to the heart of the story and discover personal and universal connections.

    Trained in theater and education at NYU, Noa is a winner of Parents’ Choice and Storytelling World awards. Her memoir A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace won several awards including the Anne Izard Storytellers Choice Award and the Audio Book (narrated by Noa) is now on Audible. Presentation highlights include: The World Bank, The Mayo Clinic, US Defense Department, Stanford U, AARP, US Securities & Exchange Bureau, the National Storytelling Festival, and the Kennedy Center.

    Category:

    • Theater
    • Writers

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Undaunted - Tales of Adventure and Courage

      Description:

      During times of crisis, stories help calm and guide us. Since the dawn of time, people in every culture have been telling stories about overcoming fear to remind us of our courage. This uplifting program offers stories that attend to social-emotional needs in challenging times and are rooted in literacy. Noa invites students to listen deeply, imagine, and connect with the adventures of undaunted characters who are not discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment. This program features different stories according to grade levels. custom designed follow-up workshop and residency are also available. Call for details.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      3 - 8th. Stories change according to grade level.

      Curriculum Connections

      Social-Emotional competencies
      Self-Awareness
      • Identifying emotions
      Social Awareness
      • Perspective Taking
      • Empathy
      • Appreciating Diversity
      • Respect for Others
      Responsible Decision Making
      • Reflecting
      • Ethical Responsibility

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      MD Curriculum Standards: Artistic Process - Connecting
      Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
      Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Choosing Peace: Multicultural Tales to Ponder

      Description:

      At this critical time when we need to not only embrace diversity but also to understand it, Noa offers the opportunity to see the world from multiple perspectives and to consider our role in making the world kinder and more just. In this lively interactive assembly, students explore the themes of peace, justice, wisdom, and compassion across diverse cultures. Adjusted according to the specific grade level, each program features a richly woven tapestry of stories from around the world that create the foundation for understanding and compassion.

      Custom-designed follow up workshop and residency are also available. Call for details.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-12. Stories change according to grade level.

      Curriculum Connections

      Self-Awareness
      • Identifying emotions
      Social Awareness
      • Perspective Taking
      • Empathy
      • Appreciating Diversity
      • Respect for Others
      Responsible Decision Making
      • Reflecting
      • Ethical Responsibility
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      4 grade
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      5 grade
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      Curriculum Standards Fine Arts: Artistic Process - Connecting
      Anchor Standard 10
      Anchor Standard 11

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Story Bridges: Exploring Identity and Connection

      Description:

      This dynamic assembly for 6th through 12th grade students helps them discover and explore many of the facets
      of identity. Noa shares her experiences of bridging differences through the power of story. She invites students to
      consider the multiple aspects of our identity as reflected in personal stories and national narratives.

      Hear how Noa hated her name but came to appreciate its meaning; how she befriended a Palestinian woman
      who was considered her enemy; and the true story of a Pakistani 13-year-old boy who learns not to hate.
      This compelling and moving presentation offers an inspiration for students to take the first step toward building
      bridges of peace in their own lives, communities and the world.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      6-12th

      Curriculum Connections

      Self-Awareness
      • Identifying emotions
      Social Awareness
      • Perspective Taking
      • Empathy
      • Appreciating Diversity
      • Respect for Others
      Responsible Decision Making
      • Reflecting
      • Ethical Responsibility

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      Maryland State Curriculum Standards For Fine Arts:
      Artistic Process - Connecting:
      Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
      Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen
      understanding

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Booking Details

      Additional Notes:

      Call for details.

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Young Audiences of Maryland
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (410) 343-9421
    State / County:
    Maryland, Montgomery

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