Gail is a professional
storyteller, certified bereavement facilitator, hospice volunteer and
workshop leader for women's groups, bereavement groups, schools and
special populations. She tells stories to audiences in synagogues,
churches, schools, hospice and hospital organizations, camps and
conferences. She has been drawn to tell stories which address the "big
questions," about life and death, purpose and despair, grieving and
comfort. Her intention is to offer audiences a way to find, define and
understand their own sense of meaning, and to see and feel connections
in their own community and with those of other cultures and faiths.
Gail believes that stories are a tool for seeing how life's changes
and losses offer opportunity for understanding and growth. She chooses
stories to touch the heart and soul, mind and spirit.
"Beautiful, well done, effective, hidden messages of truth and love.
Gail's stories and ideas both relaxed and re-energized me. The
stories were perfect and very thoughtful.
She held our attention all the way and allowed room for self discovery
and sharing." -- Workshop Participants, Pennsylvania Hospice
Network 1999 Conference
"Thank you so much for your very valuable presentation at our January
 'I Dream a World' conference. A majority of participants rated
'Grieving and Growing Through Stories' as excellent. Thank you for
sharing your wisdom and knowledge with family and child welfare
professionals and students. You have a lot to offer the social work
profession." -- Laurie Richardson, Acting Administrator, University
of Maryland School of Social Work
Thank you for the wonderful program you facilitated at our Women's
Department Leadership Retreat. Our goals for the program were to
inspire our women's department leaders to feel spiritually enriched
and to connect to one another as leaders in the Jewish community. Your
storytelling talents set the tone for a very spiritual and meaningful
retreat that will long be remembered. Each one of us was captivated by
your gift and came away with a renewed connection to our inner selves.
You successfully engaged the participants in ways only you could do!
-- Debbie Weinberg and Karen Wilkowsky, Co-Chairs, The Associated
Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore Women's Department