In my dreams I'm acting/singing on the still-thriving, 2nd Avenue, Yiddish Theater, and entertainment still only happens live!
I can't explain the joy that overcomes me when I'm acting on stage, singing in a jazz club and or entertaining in community centers. I also find it in leading liturgical prayer, occasionally teach Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons - and I hope all of this is helping to improve the world.
Mesaper Theater Company
Director: Nicole Raphael, Rebecca Ponticello
"Out of the Apple Orchard" Yvonne David, Ellen Wendy Kaplan
National Yiddish Theater (Folksbiene)
Directors: Zalmen Mlotek, Motl Didner, Susanne Toren
"Di Khasene in Fernvald"
See sample of my work with NYTF: here
New Yiddish Rep Theater
2019 - Current
Directors: David Mandelbaum, Rachel Botchan
"Di Froyen" - a play about a chasidic woman going face-to-face with the abuse in her community.
"Pirat Yette" (Pirate Jenny, in Yiddish)
See sample of my work with NYR: here
92nd Street Y, NYC
Perform Yiddish and American folk songs and classics for the 60+ Cognitive Agility program. Director: Arielle Silverman
The Loser Who Won
Creator and Director: Jack Feldstein
See projects page: here
USJCS, Lower East Side, NYC
Perform Yiddish and American folk songs and classics for elder residents at the assisted living center.
Borough Park Center, Brooklyn, NY
Perform Yiddish classics for elder residents at the care center.
Four Star Residences, Riverdale, NY
2014 - 2019
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.
Soprano I & II
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)
Education & Other Work
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
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.
Database Management Analyst
Community Healthcare Network
2007 - Current
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