Ofra Daniel, Co-Founder, Artistic/Executive Director

Ofra has over 10 years of experience in arts management, marketing, organizational and creative leadership. Her goal is to direct theatre inspired by Jewish heritage and Israeli culture. Ofra has produced original theatre works such as “What If?,” “Edges,” “Levin Cabaret,” “My Best Friend,” and “Other Faces of Love.” Ofra is an accomplished playwright and has written several of the plays produced by Jewish Circle Theatre.

Ofra is a graduate of Tel-Aviv University theatre faculty. She studied theatre directing at the Seminar Hakibozim College and performed with the Beit Lessin Theatre Company in Tel Aviv. In 2000, she was awarded the excellence scholarship for artistic achievement in Israel.

Roni Alperin, Co–Founder and Advisory Board Member

Bringing 16 years of experience as an actor, director and drama therapist, Roni provides artistic leadership for the Jewish Circle team.

A graduate of Tel Aviv University in theatre arts and a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies Drama Therapy program, Roni has performed with the Cameri Theatre and the Beit Lessin Theatre in Tel Aviv. He is the playwright and director of “The Holocaust and Me,” ”Happy Birthday Old Man,” and ”Rite to Exist.”

Allison Kenny

Allison is the co-founder of Glitter & Razz Productions and director of the Go Girls! Camp.

Recently she released her first children's book, "Starring Celia," which features her work as a certified Kidpower instructor and girl advocate. Allison performs playback theatre with JCT and the Living Arts Playback Theater Ensemble

Udi Gotlieb

Udi is a member of "Bama Ivrit" Community Program. A Bay Area high-tech professional, he holds a BA in cinematography and political science from Tel-Aviv University and an MA in
business administration from Technion.

Vicki Dello Joio

Vicki Joio is a performer, facilitator and speaker, who often directs and performs in the Bay Area. She is the author of "The Way of Joy" and a master teacher of both "Way of Joy Qigong Spiritual Fitness Program™" and "Powerful Non-Defensive Communication™."

Vicki has been a member of the Living Arts Playback Theater for 17 years and is a founding member of Common Threads, the seminal women's theatre company.

Lior Ben-Hur

Lior was born and raised in Jerusalem. For nine years he has taught music, Hebrew and Jewish identity classes in schools and congregations in San Francisco.

Lior's band, Sol Tevél integrates sounds, rhythms and multi-lingual lyrics to promote a united global community. Sol Tevél released their debut album, "World Light," offering a contemporary interpretation of Jewish texts, ideals and mysticism.

Rinat Yellin

Rinat, cellist, is a graduate of Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem. She studied music therapy at Levinsky College in Tel Aviv.