Jewish Programs

Caravan has a strong, and long-standing connection to jewish folklore and education.

As well as decades of performances, Jonathan Keezing has taught music for the preschoolers at the Springfield (MA) JCC for more than a decade. This has provided a fantastic opportunity to keep on ongoing connection to a group of kids (performers don't often get this!) and to develop repertoire.

Our varied, and ever-growing Jewish programing brings us to a wide variety of Jewish audiences, and settings regularly. We love learning about, teaching, and creating programs within Judaism's rich traditions.

 

Naomi and Ruth (Shavuot Stories)

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"Bulbis" the potato marionette!

 

We have programs available for:

Folk Tales and Literature:

      Tales From Bubbes Kitchen (preK - 3rd grades) - Wondrous Jewish folk-tales for younger children.

      Yankel The Dreamer (3rd - 6th grades) - Our folk-tales collection for older elementary audiences.

     Shalom and Motl - Our Sholom Aleichem program explores the immigrant experience. This program is a perfect pick for festivals and large events.

Holidays:

     Kindness and Forgiveness -  Tales For Rosh Hashana, The High Holy Days and Yom Kippur.

     Lets Make A Sukkah! - Our harvest celebration which includes building a "puppet Sukkah in two minutes!

      Latkes For Everyone! - A Hanukkah celebration with folktales, contemporary tales, and yiddish song!

     The RACE From Egypt!  - Caravan’s lighthearted telling of the Passover story. With original songs and LOADS of puppets!

      Hurray For Esther! - Our joyful, interactive, VERY SILLY Purim Spiel. Featuring original puppets and songs!

     Shavuot Stories - Celebrating Shavuot with tales of new beginings, wisdom and love.