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.
Best known for his performances on The Voice: Israel, Season 3, C.J. Glass is originally from Ithaca, New York. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ithaca College in May 2005. During and after his college studies, C.J. had the unique opportunity of working with the production department of Jazz at Lincoln Center, bringing him into contact with such luminaries as Wynton Marsalis.
C.J. moved to New York City in 2005. While living in New York, C.J. worked for The American Federation of Musicians, earned a Master of Arts in Jazz Studies from Queens College, performed at The Blue Note and The Iridium jazz clubs with The Adam Ramsay – C.J. Glass Quintet, and was a featured performer with numerous Jewish music groups. One of his main formative experiences during this time was a period of weekly jam and tentet arrangement reading sessions at the house of the late, legendary vibraphonist, Teddy Charles.
Aside from music, C.J. co-authored the Jewish religious school textbook Torah Toons I with Joel Lurie Grishaver and has appeared on televised episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and SVU. He has also appeared in the movies Holy Rollers, The Shmorg: II, and Megillas Lester, as the voice of Menashe.
In 2013, C.J. became an Israeli citizen. Even before performing on The Voice, C.J. began teaching at Mizmor School: Givat Washington. He was also invited to join the faculty of Akadma: The City Conservatory of Ashdod, where he teaches trombone, bass guitar, and a beginning jazz ensemble. C.J. Glass holds down the guitar chair of The Jazz Pipes, the official jazz orchestra of Modi’in, Israel.