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ATARA ARTISTS

Artist Profiles

The artists included here are those with two or more years of active involvement in ATARA as performers, educators, or administrators.  We recognize the community of observant artists continues to grow, and we welcome any artist who wishes to contribute to this goal!

Bracha Adrezin, Opera Vocalist – Los Angeles

 

Shaindel Antelis, Singer-Songwriter – NY-NJ

 

Shoshana Averbach, Singer-Songwriter, Piano Instructor and Music Therapist – Brooklyn, NY

 

Ayelet HaShachar, Women’s Band Featuring Lisa Aronson Friedman, Shalomis Koffler Weinreb, and Stephanie Rabinowitz – Baltimore, MD

 

Stephanie (Kurtzman) Barat – Violinist – New York

 

Leah (Chwaievsky) Bassett – Dancer and Theater Artist, Medical Clown – Toronto

 

Adena Blickstein – Dancer, Composer, Instructor, Founder & Director of Professional Women’s Theater (PWT) and Jewish Women’s Talent Agency (JEWTA) – Englewood, NJ

 

Shoshannah Brombacher – Visual Artist and Educator – Brooklyn, NY

 

Aliza Dubin, Singer-Songwriter, Pianist – Passaic, NJ

 

 

Miriam Leah (Droz) Gamliel – Musical Theater Performer, ATARA Director, Montreal

 

Robin Garbose, Film Director, Kol Neshama Summer Program Director – Los Angeles

 

Glaser Drive – Women’s Band – Teaneck, NJ

 

Elisheva (Raichman) Golani, Dancer and Photographer – Houston, TX

 

Leah Gottfried – Filmmaker, Actress, Producer of “Soon By You” web series – Passaic, NJ

 

Elana Greenspan, Songwriter-Composer-Musician-Writer, Passaic, NJ

 

Toby Klein Greenwald, Theater Director, Writer, Raise Your Spirits Founder-Director, ATARA Board – Efrat, Israel

 

Amy Guterson, Film writer and director, Tzohar Seminary Founder-Director, ATARA Board – Pittsburgh, PA

 

Abby Harris – JUNIOR Artist Age 11 – Pianist, Vocalist, and Classical Composer – Queens, NY

 

Rachel Jakob – Singer-Songwriter – Brooklyn, NY

 

Franciska Kay – Singer-Songwriter – Philadelphia, PA

 

Leslie (Ginsparg) Klein – Singer-Songwriter, Author and Academic – Baltimore, MD

 

Lori Leifer – Singer-Songwriter – New York City

 

Esther Leah Marchette – Singer-Songwriter, ATARA Co-Director – Boston, MA

 

Laura (Kegeles) Melnicoff – Cellist – Crown Heights, NY

 

Rivka Nahari – Pianist, harpist, opera soprano, Director of Jewish Center for the Performing Arts – Brooklyn, NY

 

Batya M. Harris, Director of The Teaneck PeniNote Choir and Passaic NaShira Choir – Passaic, NJ

 

Michelle Penn – Dancer, Director of LaZooz Dance School – Silver Spring, MD

 

Yocheved Polonsky, Creative Learning Institute of Dance, ATARA Founding Board – Cleveland, OH

 

Keri Roth (Saltzman), Director of NeshamaDance and Jewish Creative Kidz – Toronto, CAN

 

Shari Rosen – Opera Soprano – Baltimore, MD

 

Mirele Rosenberger, Jazz Pianist – Crown Heights, NY

 

Leslie (Gold) Ruder, Actress and Acting Teacher – Passaic, NJ

 

Esther Rachel Russell – Screenwriter, Performer, Producer, Laughter Therapist – NJ

 

Miriam Sandler, Singer-Songwriter, Music Director of Camp HaBima – Passaic, NJ

 

Jessica Schechter – Actress, Comedienne, Theater Director, Co-Producer of “Soon by You” – NYC

 

Marilyn Golomb Selber (Morah Michal), Puppeteer – Riverdale, NY

 

Miriam Sherr, Actress – Crown Heights, NY

Miriam is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Laguardia High School for the Performing Arts, the mother of B’H nine children and numerous grandchildren.

 

Kari (Isaacson) Siegel – Dancer, ATARA Founding Board – Detroit, MI

 

Aviva Spiegel, Dance Instructor and Founder of Tambourine Dream Festival – Tzfat, Israel

 

Hannah Stern – Vocalist, Dancer, Actress – Monsey, NY

 

Henya Storch, ATARA Business Director and Chair of the Board