August 2019

Jeff juggling

Dear Friends and Family,

I am all for taking risks, lifelong learning, ‘getting out of your comfort zone’…for my students.

For me, I’m pretty comfortable being comfortable. I only get uncomfortable when I’m tricked into it. Like the other day when my friend Tara asked if I would perform in her site specific dance piece set in a bar. I don’t dance and I hate bars so, of course, “no thanks, I’m good.”

But she tricked me – when I was working with her cast a few weeks ago on some improv games, Tara got me to go behind the bar. You may know this but I’d never been behind a bar – it is juggler heaven! So, I’ll be performing in Stop Drop Dance (see below), way out of my comfort zone.

A decade ago my friend Avner Eisenberg tricked me into become a better clown…

Read more.

Come see five dancers in a bar and me, playing the bartender. Stop Drop Drink is a wonderful, short, site-specific piece choreographed by Tara Pilbrow at the Fireside Lounge in Alameda. Four shows only – Sept. 28, Oct 5, 12, 13 all at 7pm.

My iYitzi Weinern-depth interview with Yitzi Weiner is on Thrive Global and Medium; an excerpt is on Buzzfeed.






Raz Happenings

My next International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) webinar is September 12, 10 – 11am (Pacific). Join me for Understanding the Nuances of Cross-Cultural Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace Join me for two interactive events at the Osher Marin JCC:

Learning Unlimited: Finding More Everyday Joy Through Micro-Connections
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Daring Discussions – Bridging Gaps
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm