Bio

Izzy Abrahmson

Author, storyteller, klezmacher

Izzy Abrahmson is an old soul with modern sensibilities. His stories of THE VILLAGE LIFE have been published in books, newspapers and magazines around the world.

Although shy by nature, Izzy loves to tell stories and play his improvised klezmer harmonica.
His live tales  have been enjoyed by adults, children and families of all ages at festivals and celebrations in the United States, Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Austria and France. 

Izzy Abrahmson is also a pen name for author and storyteller Mark Binder, who  lives in Providence and tours the world… virtually and in-person.

He is a 2022 Folk Arts Fellow of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

For Tour Booking, School Programs and Media Info

For School and other Bookings, email Beth Hellman (beth@transmitjoy.com) or call +1.401.272.8707

For More Book and Audiobook info, including book cover images, visit https://lightpublications.com/media

Audio Samples and Tour Dates

Press / Reviews

“The Lethal Latkes…concerns some awful-tasting latkes (potato pancakes) and what you mike call another Hannukah miracle: Love.
– The New York Times

"The program was great!!  I laughed a lot and forgot about the rest of the world for a while.  Perfect.… Even over ZOOM, it felt personable."
– David Strassler (audience)

“… all cultural backgrounds will be entertained by these tales.”
– School Library Journal

"A Hint of Magic… these tales are spiced with humor and yet at the same time explore some delicate issues…"
— Jewish Rhode Island

WINTER BLESSINGS:
Finalist – National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature 

"the sto­ries are light in tone" 
—Jewish Book Council

"Schlemiels in cyberspace… old-fashioned storytelling in a newfangled way" 
—The Providence Journal 

Media photos

A novel - coming January 2021

A novel - coming January 2021

(photo credit: Berge Ara Zobian)

(photo credit: Berge Ara Zobian)

(photo credit: Berge Ara Zobian)

(photo credit: Berge Ara Zobian)

Izzy Abrahmson (at home)

Izzy Abrahmson (at home)

The Village Life Series

The Village Life Series

Podcast cover

Podcast cover

11 Chanukah stories and a novella - in print and ebook

11 Chanukah stories and a novella - in print and ebook

10 Passover tales. Coming early 2022

10 Passover tales. Coming early 2022

She's the caterer. He's the rabbi. They've known each other for years and finally… (Not a Harlequin Romance!)

She's the caterer. He's the rabbi. They've known each other for years and finally… (Not a Harlequin Romance!)

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