ABOUT ELI TALKS
Who is ELI Talks? Meet the Speakers
WHAT ARE ELI TALKS?
THE PEOPLE THAT BRING ELI TALKS TO YOU
Miriam, Program Director | ELI Talks
Mary, Project Coordinator | ELI Talks
Bonnie, Coach | ELI Talks
Rebecca, Coach | ELI Talks
Rebecca Joy Fletcher is an internationally recognized playwright, actress, singer and educator. The New York Times calls her work “richly rounded and eventually heartbreaking.” Ordained as a cantor, Rebecca now devotes herself full-time to touring and teaching. Highlights include her hit off Broadway show Kleynkunst!, her bilingual show Metropolis which premiered in Paris in 2012; Cities of Light, which has been presented around the world, including productions in Jerusalem, Chicago, and London; and Ringing True, which premiered at the Miami Theater Center in 2016. A seasoned Jewish and arts educator, Rebecca has served as teacher, lecturer and artist-in-residence at universities, synagogues, and schools around the US. Her grants and awards include a Wexner Foundation collaboration grant, a Theatre Communications Group-ITI grant for research and performances in Warsaw, a Confidence Foundation grant for research in Israel, and a European Association for Jewish Culture grant for work in Paris. Rebecca is a proud member of the Association for Jewish Theater, the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, the American Conference of Cantors, and ROI, an international network of entrepreneurs. She performs with the award-winning NYC troupe Kabarett Kollectif. She also works as experiential educator for The ARK, Chicago's oldest Jewish poverty relief organization. www.RebeccaJoyFletcher.com
Simon, Coach | ELI Talks
Sruli, Graphic Designer | ELI Talks
An award-winning performer, animator, producer, and rabbinical school graduate, Sruli is a founding member of Shmideo, a boutique production company that specializes in comedy, puppetry, and animation. Their work has been featured in the Jewish Chronicle, The Forward, and in the Huffington Post, which compared them to a Jewish Monty Python. He is currently developing the animated adaptation of the holiday classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins with director Saul Blinkoff. He also plays harmonica in Chillent - a unique "soul stew" of klezmer, funk, jazz, and blues. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his patient wife Rochel, their three kids, and a shih-poo.
Stacy, Producer | ELI Talks
Stacy Bebié-Laiderman is an innovative and passionate communicator. For over a decade she has been managing digital campaigns and creating riveting and award-winning videos for See3 Communications that inspires audiences to take meaningful actions for organizations. She had a stint in the major motion picture industry and brings years of experience in the documentary film world, having worked on the award-winning Standing Silent Nation and The Calling. She is honored to be a part of the ELI Talks team and continues to be inspired by her teammates.