Meet the Opera Singer: Melina Schein

Photo: Courtesy of Melina Schein We are thrilled to be able to interview you for our magazine, Melina. Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background?  I’m a geographically-misplaced, Argentine-born, Manhattan-raised, immeasurably neurotic Jewish opera singer living in a remote area of Western Canada. I was born in Buenos Aires; […]

Meet The Theatre Photographer: Brian Negin

Born in 1951. Brought up in Southern California. Studied photography in junior high and high school. Earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1972. Made Aliyah in 1973. Lived on kibbutz for five years. Left the kibbutz and earned a law degree from the Hebrew University of […]

Meet The Director: Robert Binder

Robert Binder (Artistic Director, Encore!) is a project consultant in Jewish education and has been involved in the creation of educational media for Israel television, the JNF, JeMM Productions, the Gesher Foundation, and others. As artistic director of Bimadaf (“Page on the Stage”), he produced and toured in puppet-and-people performances of Jewish tales throughout Israel […]