Mythteller Brian Rohr and the Sacred Storytelling Series Present:

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Image By Suja Jacob “Jacob Wrestling

Jewish Wisdom:
Celebrating the Stories of an Ancient Culture

Friday, Sept 19  – 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
Awakenings – 1016 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 [map]
$15, Advance ticket purchase click here:

“On Rosh Hashana it is opened; on Yom Kippur it is sealed.”  So says the old Jewish idea that there is a great book of life accounting all the deeds of humanity—during these days before the book is closed and fates are recorded, we have time to review our own deeds, ask for and grant forgiveness, renew our commitments, and change the course of our lives.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  These are considered the most sacred Holy Days of the year for the Jewish people.  As the days grow shorter and we harvest the fruits of our summer, this is also the time of year we begin to turn more inward.  In honor of this special time, Mythteller Brian Rohr will bring an evening of “Jewish Wisdom” – stories about life, healing, and personal commitment from the Jewish tradition exploring the rich heritage and wisdom that this ancient faith still carries to this day.
Please note that while all ages are welcome, these tellings tend towards teen and adult audiences as we explore the complexities, paradoxes and medicine inherent in the old myths and folktales.  Some mature themes, ideas and language may be present.
To learn more about the Sacred Storytelling Series, please Click Here
About Brian:

“Sharing the ancient art of storytelling as a way to educate, entertain and offer healing to individuals, communities and the living world.”

Brian Rohr is a Storyteller/Mythteller who resides here in the Pacific Northwest, recently moving from Port Townsend, WA to Portland, OR.

In 2007 he met mythologist and master storyteller Daniel Deardorff whose artistry convinced him to give up the steady life and move to the small rural town of Port Townsend, WA, to be mentored in the art and magic of performative mythology and storytelling.


Since this time, Rohr has toured as a featured teller for national audiences, taught and performed at major conferences, festivals, high schools, universities, synagogues and libraries.  The list includes: the 14th International Jewish Renewal Aleph Kallah; Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle; Illinois State University; Trickster Tales Storytelling Festival in Washington State; Tapestry of Jewish Learning in Austin, TX, the Mankind Project and more.

Rohr was named by JT News as a “10 Under 40” recipient – Honored as one of ten notable Jewish people in Washington under 40 years old who are doing important and inspirational works within the community, specifically honored as a storyteller.

As a storyteller, Brian focuses on the old stories – the myths, folktales and fairy tales – from many different cultures, knowing that these old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings, helping to make sense and meaning of the living world we are a part of.

Rohr is a member of the National Storytelling Network, the Healing Story Alliance, the Portland Storytellers Guild and the Jewish Storytelling Coalition. 


“You’re helping to keep cultures and ancient tales rich and alive in an age of quick info and technology.”

– Joe Roche, Wrier, Actor, Humorist


“Thank you for your stories… You are a very passionate and gifted storyteller. I was moved, intrigued, and inspired by the folklore and how you weaved the story together. Each one resonates truth.”
– Eric J Jones. Sr.


“It is rare I suggest a teacher and teller so completely.  I encourage you to go [to this performance].”

– Abby Gail Layton, Meditation Teacher