At Camp MAOR Performing Arts Summer Program, girls step into the spotlight and explore their passions for the performing arts on a beautiful campus located in the Pocono Mountains. No matter their experience, education or training, girls at Camp Maor have the opportunity to learn from professional a
rtists in the performing arts, including acting, dancing, and vocal performance. Throughout the summer, special guests are invited to teach specialized workshops, perform for the camp and speak about their personal experiences in the performing arts while remaining true to their Jewish faith.
This summer, Franciska joined the Maor professional staff as a vocal coach for the first ever two-day boot camp for the campers. She also hosted the recording of a special episode of the Franciska Show featuring the professional staff and talking about the mission and goals of the camp.
BIO's of the professional staff featured in this episode:
Sari Kahn is the Founder and Director of NCSY Camp Maor. During the year, Sari works on creating an amazing program for the summer, as well as directing plays at local Jewish Day Schools. This year, Sari is planning on bringing NCSY Camp Maor programming to the Teaneck area during the school year.
Jacqueline Novikov is a Boston-based voice teacher and singer. She creates themed cabaret-style concerts that include a witty mix of songs from the Broadway, opera, and jazz canons. Jacqueline holds vocal performance degrees from Manhattan School of Music (M.M.) and the Eastman School of Music (B.M.) and has released seven concert albums, which can be heard at formamusic.bandcamp.com and jacquelinenovikov.com.
Enny Wax is a singer/songwriter, musical director, vocal coach, and producer who has worked with many renowned writers, producers, and performers of popular music, including Grammy award nominees and winners. Enny was a featured performer on the historic album, “Voices for Israel: Keeping the Faith”, and is the Musical Director of NCSY's Camp Maor. Enny currently performs, coaches, and is working on several studio projects, including a solo album. Enny is the founder and owner of SingIt™, designing custom vocal coaching and recording experiences for children, teens and adults all over the country. Enny can be contacted @ 310-721-1814 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Klein (Director of the play) is a NYC based director, of whose work The New York Times has praised: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." This is Rachel's Fifth Season at Camp Maor. Off-Broadway Direction: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre/featuring the music of the Grateful Dead); Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (Starring Randy Jones, the original Cowboy from the Village People); Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab). Selected Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); A Midsummer Night's Dream; Hairspray; 54 The Musical; Dracula. For more info: http://www.rachelkleindirector.com/
Remy Zaken is a Broadway, TV, and film actress from New York City. She is best known for her role as Thea in the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening. She just came back from working on a new play at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and is working on multiple other projects, to be announced soon! Twitter: @RemyZaken, Instagram: @RemyZaken
Rachelle Freedman has directed, written and performed in theatrical productions across the country. She was one of the founding writer/directors of The Miracle Project in Los Angeles, and while in LA she both acted and directed for The Jewish Women's Repertory Company. These days she spends her summers working as a Teaching Artist at various summer camps across Atlanta as well as serving as the Acting Majors Instructor at NCSY Camp Maor. Rachelle resides in Atlanta where she writes and directs shows for Torah Day of Atlanta and Temima High School during the school year. Are you looking for fun and entertaining but meaningful scripts for your school? Contact Rachelle at email@example.com
Bethany Strulowitz is the Chinuch Director and Camp Rebbetzin at NCSY Camp Maor for Performing Arts in the summer. During the year, she is the Professional Development Director and middle school Judaic Studies teacher at Yeshiva Beis-Hillel in Passaic, NJ. She is also pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from Azrieli Graduate School.
Rena Rubin is the Assistant Director at NCSY Camp Maor. She works on camp all year long while also teaching Middle School Humanities and English as a New Language for the NYC DOE. Rena has also worked in the Drama departments in Camp Mesorah, Frederick Douglass Academy VIII and Midreshet Shalhevet HS for Girls.