Na’ama Meir is a mother of four, as well as an actress, a puppeteer, a medical clown, a storyteller and an alternative medicine practitioner at the Center for Natural Healing in Gush Etzion.
She founded the Freckles Theater, and performs throughout the country in dozens of libraries, community centers and kindergartens.
Today, she teaches courses and puppet workshops together with the show “Make It a Story” for parents and educators. This puppet show deals with growth through crisis and the healing power of stories and drama.
Avishai Sheetrit is a puppeteer, actor, narrator and television personality in Israel. Avishai operates puppets for a number of children’s programs in Israel, including “Pulka the Turkey”, the puppet on the popular religious children’s television program “Assi and Tuvia”, as well as “Chadga” the goat. He has performed in a number of different musical and theatrical performances, as well as in his own one-man shows and puppeting demonstration for both adults and children across the State of Israel.
Ariel Cohen the son of a Jewish family from Morocco, is a 34 year old Israeli singer and sculptor who lives in Jerusalem with a unique and moving voice. He sings prayers and and piyyutim from all Jewish traditions.
He is fluent in seven languages: Hebrew, French, English, Arabic, Moroccan, Ladino and Spanish.
He began his musical career in the army, in a military band – and also participated in projects and performing for Jewish communities in Israel and abroad, on behalf of Keren Hayesod.
In 2008, he performed at the Eurovision Song Contest and represented Israel as the accompanist of Boaz Mauda, with a performance that entered the top ten (ninth and honorable place), followed by touring throughout Europe and Canada. Ariel also performed together with the famous singer, Moshe Peretz, in Caesarea and in various venues throughout Israel.
Ariel is now performing in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world on behalf of the World Zionist Organization.
Ariel is involved with many projects , He performs in Belgium and France, in the “Shirat HaCohanim” project together with Cantor Uziel Sabato,; with the Andalusian Orchestra “Almograbia” and at festivals in Israel and abroad..
Ariel is also currently working on his debut album a compilation of prayers, piyutim and original songs written by him.
Avigayle Adler is the founding director of the Open Studio in Jerusalem. She has been teaching art and creativity since she was in high school. She has a MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew University and is a graduate of the Pardes Educators’ Program.
Avigayle made aliya from Denver, Colorado seven years ago and has been running the Open Studio every since. She has been an artist-in-residence at several summer camps, seminary programs and museums throughout the United States and Israel. Avigayle has been awarded the distinction of Oman Mitztayen, or “Outstanding Artist” by the ministry of absorption and highlighted in Celebrating 70 Extraordinary Women of Israel in The Times of Israel.
Avigayle specializes in mosaics, glass painting and paper-cutting, but her true talents lie in helping to bring out the inner-artist in each child and adult she works with.