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Administration
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AMICHAI LAU-LAVIE (FOUNDING DIRECTOR) is an Israeli-born teacher of Judaic Literature, described as 'one of the most interesting thinkers in the Jewish world' by the NY Jewish Week. Amichai studied at various yeshivot, including the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Elul Center in Jerusalem. Between 1992 and 1996 he directed the summer programs at Melitz: the Jewish Zionist Centers in Jerusalem, focusing on the integration of Jewish education via the arts. His theatrical experience as a writer and performer includes the Theatre Company Jerusalem, The Acco Theatre Group in Israel and the Avodah Dance Ensemble in the U.S. Between 1997-2000 he served as Artist-in-Residence at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York City.

Amichai was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Israel (2008-2009) and is a consultant to the Reboot Network, a member of the Synagogue 3000 Leadership Network, serves on the Advisory Council for the Six Points Fellowship, the Advisory Board for Faithhouse Manhattan, and the Board of Directors of Nehirim.

amichai@storahtelling.org
212-908-2524

EMILY WARSHAW (MAVEN PROGRAM DIRECTOR), a performer and writer, received her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied acting and directing at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, and clowning and physical comedy with the Experimental Theatre Wing. Emily's performance work has been recognized by the Southeastern Theatre Conference and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

emily@storahtelling.org
212-908-2522


NAOMI LESS (DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING, MUSICIAN), an accomplished performer and experiential educator. Based on her educational experience around girls' development issues, Naomi is using her musical talents to launch "Jewish Chicks Rock" - a music project to place more positive girls' empowerment and self-esteem messaging in Jewish rock music. (For music samples, visit Naomi at Naomiless or Jewish Chicks Rock)
Naomi is a founding company member who frequently performs for the organization. Before joining Storahtelling's professional team, Naomi developed over 10 years of training experience in Jewish camps through the Foundation for Jewish Camping and the National Ramah Commission. Her passions for helping educators to better nurture spiritual and social and emotional intelligence development, especially in adolescent girls, are a basis for her educational consulting work (Jewish Theological Seminary's "Addressing the Evaded Curriculum" project and the Florence Melton Communiteen High School program).
Naomi received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in vocal performance and choral conducting, and a Masters Degree in Jewish education from the Davidson School at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has completed two post-masters certificate programs: the Institute for Jewish Spirituality's educators' course and the Institute for Informal Jewish Education's Professional Leadership Seminar.

naomi@storahtelling.org
212-908-2523

ISADORE "ALEX" WOLFSON (MARKETING COORDINATOR)is a writer and performer of original comedic content. He has performed all over New York with his sketch comedy group, The Polite Society, including a run at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival. He is also a captain in the short form improvisation group The Red Tie Mafia. He received his Bachelor's Degree in theatre performance from the University of Kansas and has performed in everything from You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) to The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Speed). He hopes to continue writing and producing original content that makes people chuckle.

alex@storahtelling.org
646-596-4245



Administration || Storahtellers || Collaborating Artists
Advisory Board
|| Board of Directors || Supporters & Partner