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PAST CHAI DIRECTORS

Artistic Directors
Sarah Sommer - founder 1964
Nehemiah Cohen - 1970-71
Jill Lhotka - 1969-1989
Nenad Lhotka - 1969-1980
Marshall Miller - 1990-95
Hillel Sommer - 1990-94
Tamar Barr - 1996 - 2000
Casey Chisick - 1996-98; 2000
Stefan Gislason - 2001
Tracy Kasner - 2001-2002
Arthur Liffmann - 2002-03
Tracy Kasner - 2003 to 2015
David Vamos - 2015 to present

Musical Directors
Sara Udow - 1968-1971
Miriam Breitman - 1972-75
Shirley Goltsman - 1976-79
Sam Simkin - 1980-82
Linda Bromberg - 1983-84
Eli Herscovitch - 1985
Hillel Sommer - 1986-90; 1993
Mark Arron - 1991
Mathew Faiman - 1991
Sheldon Laveman - 1991
Sharon Pearson - 1992
Casey Chisick - 1994-98
Stefan Gislason - 1997
Rita Reichbart - 2001
Zack Antel - 2001-2004
Christopher Wolf - 2004 to 2008
Ariel Posen - 2008 to 2014
David Vamos - 2014 to present

Vocal Directors
Miriam Bronstein - 1982-88
Stephen Reich - 1989
Jackie Tapper - 1990-93
Casey Chisick - 1992-95
Tracy Kasner - 1996-2001
Cal Reich - 1996-97
Shayla Solomon - 2002-2006
David Vamos - 2006-2009
Arthur Liffmann - 2009 to 2010
Lina Streltsov - 2010 to 2014
Sarah Sommer - 2014 to present


 
Dance Directors
Tamar Barr - 1990-2000
Robyn Braha - 2001
Brenda Gorlick (Res. Choreographer) 2002
Jessica Casiro - 2003-04
Sadira Garfinkel & Marla Simcoff - 2004-07
Rachel Cooper - 2007-08
Beth Usiskin (Rehearsal Dir.) 2008 - 2009
Sheena Stemler & Beth Usiskin - 2011-12
Elan Marchinko and Beth Usiskin - 2010-2014
Elan Marchinko - 2014 to 2015
Illana Minuk - 2015 to present

 
Technical Directors
Sid Ritter - 1979-87
Leonard Ganetsky - 1988-94
Burton Tenenbein - 1994-2000
Josh Chisick - 2001
Michael Roy - 2002-2004


 
Director of Production
Benji Ross - 2001 to 2008
Ian Kirk - 2008 to present

Master of Ceremonies
Lyle Smordin - 1972-1988
Debbie Maslowsky - 1989-94
Jerry Maslowsky - 1989-90
Kinzey Posen - 1995-97; 1999
Kayla Gordon - 1998
Taras Luchak 1999
David Gale - 2001 to 2007


Past Board Presidents
1970-1983
1984-1985
1986-1988
1989-1990
1991-1994
1995
1996-1998
1998-2004
2005-2008
2009-2014
2015-present
Hartley Gale
Sid Ritter
Norman Goltsman
Gerald Arron
Joel Antel
Max Reich z"l, Marsha Dashefsky & Leonard Ganetsky (Co-chairs)
Leonard Ganetsky
Lorne Weiss
Lori Binder
Hillel Sommer
Sadira Garfinkel

Alumni Photo Album

Help us build a photo album chronicling Chai's history by e-mailing your photos to rnepon@aspercampus.mb.ca. Photos you contribute may be used on this website or in other publications by Chai.

 
In Search of Alumni

We're looking for you -- please help us to update our files and stay in contact with you. Please help us to update our files and stay in contact with you. If your name appears on the list below, please send your information to rnepon@aspercampus.mb.ca.

Hilary Bernstein-Meggison
Coca Bochonko
Sasha Boychouk
Nehemiah Cohen
Bronwen Collings
Janet Corne
Tim Feduniw
Linda Feigelman
Mary Freedman
Tom Gerstner
Signy Glenndening
Judy Goldstein
Harriet Golsoff
Cathy Green
Martin Green
Neil Guerin

Rika Hawes
Marvin Hendin
Andy Hoffer
Craig Johnson
Dave Johnson
Sima Kapstan
Jerry Katz
Yvhan Kindrachuk
Raymond Lemieux
Fraser Linklater
Patrick Lussier
Betty MacKenzie
Greg McLaren
David Marantz
Adrienne Meyers
Leslie Morris
Shoshana Moss

Kimberley Nozick
Ron O'Staff
Michelle Portnoy
Adrian Powell
Joy Richman
Shari-Lynn Safir
Edna Salaman
Leora Schaefer
Rich Scott
Lynn Selwood
Penny Shapiro
Nina Thompson
Nerissa Werthman
Bill Walkie
Ron Ward