AJT: Connecting Jewish theatre to the world

Alliance for Jewish Theatre is a network of international Jewish theatres and theatre artists supporting each other through information-sharing, conferences, and virtual programs.

Latest News and Upcoming Events:


THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our First Post-Pandemic In-Person Gathering, this past
 SUNDAY, March 12th, 2023, Washington D.C!!


You all helped to make this event truly special, and we look forward to the next one.

Please stay tuned for announcements on our next in-person gathering.


March Playwrights & Makers Group Gathering!

Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm EST/ 4pm PCT.

This monthly virtual drop-in group meets to discuss the craft of making theatre,with a Jewish sensibility, and all the steps of the journey. Each month there will be a different moderator to contribute their skills and tools.

March Guest is Producing Artistic Director and co-founder of InterAct-  Seth Rozin!! Under Seth’s leadership, InterAct has championed the development and production of new and contemporary plays that grapple with pressing, complex and sometimes controversial issues of our time, while garnering critical acclaim and numerous awards for the quality of its productions and national recognition for its commitment to diverse voices and ideas. Seth has directed over 50 productions for InterAct, including EUREKA DAY (2019), THE GREAT LEAP (2019), HOW TO USE A KNIFE (nominated for seven 2017 Barrymore Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production), THE NETHER (nominated for three 2016 Barrymore Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production), THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (cited for Best Director by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009), PERMANENT COLLECTION (nominated for four 2003 Barrymore Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production), IT’S ALL TRUE (nominated for five 2001 Barrymore Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production), LEBENSRAUM (nominated for six 1999 Barrymore Awards, winner of Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Overall Production, named one of the fifteen Best Productions of the decade by the Philadelphia Inquirer) and 6221 (named one of the Best Productions of 1993 and one of the fifteen Best Productions of the decade by the Philadelphia Inquirer). Seth is the author of more than a dozen plays, including MEN OF STONE, MISSING LINK, BLACK GOLD, TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR…, THE THREE CHRISTS OF MANHATTAN, HUMAN RITES and SETTLEMENTS, which have been produced at 28 theatres across the country and in Australia. And he wrote the book, music and lyrics for A PASSING WIND, which was featured in the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts at the Kimmel Center in 2011. Seth is the recipient of two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National New Play Network’s 2007 Smith Prize, a commission from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, and two Barrymore Award nominations. He co-founded Philadelphia Scenic Works (www.PhiladelphiaScenicWorks.org), a nonprofit, community-based scenic fabrication shop, in 2016. And in 2018 he co-founded MusiCoLab (www.MusiCoLab.org), dedicated to the development of new musical theatre works.  Seth has twice served as President of the Board of National New Play Network, as well as Philadelphia Artists Collective, Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia and New Paradise Laboratories.

To RSVP and receive the zoom link for this event, put ‘RSVP P&M’ in the subject line to admin@alljewishtheatre.org. Event is free to AJT Members, and $18 for non-members.    

AJT In Conversation with
Steven Skybell and
Jackie Hoffman-
Making of ‘Yiddish Fiddler’


Thursday, April 20th, 8- 9:30 PM ET/ 5-6:30 PM PT. 

Moderated by AJT Theatremacher Program Director Illana Stein


Join AJT for a moderated Q&A with Steven Skybell and Jackie Hoffman as we discuss the revered National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by the brilliant Joel Grey. We will hear from acclaimed actors Steven Skybell (Tevye) and Jackie Hoffman (Yenta) about what made this production resonate so profoundly with modern audiences and why this show holds special importance to them both. This event welcomes all AJT Members and Theatermachers! 

Non-members can also register for $18 tickets. Guest Panelists are subject to change. To RSVP, email admin@alljewishtheatre.org with the subject line ‘RSVP for Q&A of Fiddler’. The zoom link will then be sent in your confirmation.


AJT Regranting program 2023 

Made Possible by a generous grant from CANVAS; a part of the Jewish Funders Network 

AJT Regranting Program provides support for new and innovative Jewish theatre by offering grants to theatre-makers and theatres to support new work in the field that has potential to reach audiences at either established Jewish theatres or theatres committed to shepherding their work. This grant creates an open playground for artists to expand their capabilities and connect to a larger network to experience their work. 


-Application Opens: March 27th, 2023  

-From March 27th- April 17th, AJT will review your application and offer feedback. We will still take questions up to the April 27th deadline, but can’t guarantee a full review of applications. is the deadline to send-in applications for full review. Questions will be taken up to the deadline, but a full application review can only be guaranteed, if by the 4/17.

-Application Deadline: April 27th, midnight EST

-Applicants Notified: Beginning of May, no later than May 15th. 

-Evaluations Due: December 1st or,
if project concludes after the 1st, December 15th.


AJT Hiring Administrative Associate.
Closes April 16th. 

Part-time, remote position. Up to 12 hours a week at $20/hr.

Contractor will work as the Administrative Associate for AJT.
Said work to include, but not limited to: 

  • Work with the Executive Director to design and distribute the monthly Newsletter and uploading to website. 
  • Build events for Members to register, process registrations, market events and operate box office.
  • Be point of contact for questions and managing the admin email.
  • Receiving and processing Memberships and Donations, and sending acknowledgment letter promptly.
  • Updating Member Database.
  • Designing social media and outreach posts.
  • Creating virtual program for conference.
  • Work with the AJT staff to keep the website up to date and send out regular newsletters to AJT’s email lists.
  • Write content for AJT’s social media platforms. 
  • Maintain the database of AJT’s members, regularly sending out renewal reminders to lapsed members.
  • Participate in AJT’s anti-racism and EDI work.

Contractor will meet or communicate weekly with the Executive Director. Contractor will serve as an administrative member of the AJT Team, represents AJT within the context of AJT’s history, Jewish values, and in keeping with its many theatres and diverse Jewish expressions including: all of AJT’s conferences; many activities, connections to theatres and Jewish organizations; and the voluminous work that AJT’s Jewish theatre members and aggregate community have produced. 


To apply, please send one-page resume, and on-page cover as a single PDF to executivedirector@alljewishtheatre.org; with ‘Admin Associate Position’ in the subject line. AJT will take applications up through April 16th at 5pm EST.


On The Bimah (Formerly Theatre Schmooze) is Alliance for Jewish Theatre’s podcast where we chat with Jewish theatre makers from around the world about their art, Judaism, and vision for theatre’s future. Check out our monthly one-on-one, in-depth interviews starting Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Season 3

The Role of the Bystander: Episode 3 with Moisés Kaufman & Amanda Gronich (dropped Jan 24, 2023)
Storytelling in Community: Episode 2 with Ronda Spinak (dropped November 16, 2022)  
Finding A Fairytale: Episode 1 with Lila Rose Kaplan (dropped Monday, October 10, 2022)

Season 2

Letting History Live: Episode 8 with Alix Sobler (dropped Monday, September 19, 2022)
Where Music and Theater Meet: Episode 7 with Ben Caplan (dropped Wednesday, August 18, 2022)
A Listening Tour: Episode 6 with Willow Jade Norton (dropped Wednesday, July 20, 2022)
A Map On My Face: Episode 5 with Yehuda Hyman (dropped Friday, June 24, 2022)
Space and Place: Episode 4 with Maya Arad-Yasur (dropped Friday, May 20, 2022)
A Recurring Lense: Episode 3 with Ali Viterbi (dropped Wednesday, April 13, 2022)
Merging Worlds: Episode 2 with Kendell Pinkney (dropped Friday, March 18, 2022)
Unravelling Identity: Episode 1 with Hadar Galron (dropped Friday, February 18, 2022)

Season 1

The Personal & The Universal: Episode 8 with Adam Immerwahr (dropped Sunday, October 31, 2021)
Wandering Jews: Episode 7 with Anna Ziegler (dropped Thursday, September 30, 2021)
Reimagined Rooms: Episode 6 with Alex Chester (dropped Thursday, August 19, 2021)
Forward or Falling?: Episode 5 with Rebecca Taichman (dropped Monday, June 30, 2021)
Caring & Clowning: Episode 4 with Jeremy Aluma (dropped Monday, June 30, 2021)
Intersections of Identity: Episode 3 with Yehudah Jai Husband (dropped Monday, May 31, 2021)
Radical Representation: Episode 2 with Kimberly Senior (dropped Thursday, April 15, 2021)
Making with Meaning: Episode 1 with Emily Mann (dropped Thursday, March 18, 2021)

Theatre Schmooze is an Alliance for Jewish Theatre program, produced by Danny Debner and Danielle Levsky. Our host is Danielle Levsky, AJT Board Member, writer, clown, performer, producer, and recovering theatre journalist. Our theme music is by Ilya Levinson and Alex Koffman and our logo was created by Michelle Shapiro.

Click here to go to our Theatre Schmooze page.


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