I like to pretend that I'm just one of many players on the still-thriving, 2nd Avenue, Yiddish Theater stages, and entertainment still only happens live! Hey it's a little bit of a daydream but it keeps me going.
I also dabble in Jewish, liturgical prayer leadership, teaching Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons and leading folk songs for elders.
Bat Mitzvah Tutoring
Acting and Musical Theater
Beckett and Maskleris
Soprano I/II and Alto II
Jewish People's Philharmonic Choir, NYC
Rottenberg Chorale (Hebrew Music), NYC
Benjamin Gruder, Lucy Moses School
SLBC (Song Leader's Boot Camp)
National Yiddish Theater (Folksbiene)
2014 - present
We are a traveling actors troupe called the "trumpenikes". We perform classic Yiddish Theater pieces across the North East - all in Yiddish. www.nytf.org
Arts Fellowship Coordinator
Drisha Institute for Jewish Education
2011 - 2013
Studied Talmud with Devora Steinmetz and composed songs based on the stories within it.. See my music page for samples of my original songs.
Four Star Residences, Riverdale, NY
2014 - present
Lead Shabbat evening (Kabbalat Shabbat & Maariv) services whenever the Rabbi/Cantor is out.
Kittay House, Bronx, NY
Perform American folk songs and classics for elder residents at the assisted living center.
Israel America Foundation, New York, NY
Peform Jewish Folk songs for every major/minor Jewish holiday.
Database Management Analyst
Community Healthcare Network
2007 - present
I write SQL queries to extract data from a 500-user medical record database. I love my co-workers and the underpriviledged community we serve. This job makes me feel very smart and helps support my music career. www.chnnyc.org
Drisha Institue for Jewish Education
2008 - 2010
General studies in Talmud and Tanakh
Yeshivat Midreshet Rachel V'Chaya, Jerusalem
General studies in Tanakh
University of Utah
1998 - 2002
Major in Environmental Studies
Minor in Economics