Noa Baum is an award-winning storyteller, author and public speaker. Born and raised in Israel, Noa was an actress at Jerusalem Khan Theater, studied with Uta Hagen in NYC and holds an M.A. from NYU. Noa offers a unique combination of performance art and practical workshops that focus on the power of narrative to heal across the divides of identity. In a world where peace is a challenge in the schoolyard and beyond, her work builds bridges of understanding and compassion. Noa performs internationally, for diverse audiences of all ages. Highlights include: The World Bank, The Mayo Clinic for Humanities in Medicine, US Defense Department, The Kennedy Center, The National Storytelling Festival, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, AARP, FDA, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Fabula Festival in Sweden, Kentucky Cave Run Festival in Limmud, UK, Jewish Theological Seminary, Limmud in Turkey, George Washington University Law School, Brandies and Stanford Universities. Noa's new memoir "A Land Twice Promised--An Israeli Woman's Quest for Peace" is a Winner of the 2017 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award, the 2018 Storytelling World Award and the 2017 LDS Publishing Professionals Association Award. Her audio recordings have won a Storytelling World Award and a Parents Choice Recommended Award. She is also the recipient of numerous Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Maryland. Noa is a member of the National Storytelling Network and lives in the Washington DC metro area.