The Braid’s program that honors excellence in artistic talent and recognizes commitment to the ideals of our organization is fittingly named in memory of Abby Freeman, a beloved producer and performer who helped shape Jewish Women’s Theatre in its early years and made a lasting imprint on both the organization and our community.



Esther Amini, Writer

Nadège August, Actor

Jan Burns, Photographer

Judy Carter, Actor/Writer

Melanie Chartoff, Actor/Writer

Cindy Chupack, Writer

Lisa Cirincione, Actor/Director

Emma Berdie Donson, Actor

Abbe Meryl Feder, Actor

Shira Fox, Singer

Shelly Goldstein, Actor/Writer

Lisa Ann Grant, Actor

Mike Himelstein, Songwriter

Rachael Hip-Flores, Actor

Bari Hochwald, Director/Actor

Jeanette Horn, Actor

Vicki Juditz, Actor/Writer

Cindy Kendall, Videographer

Annie Korzen, Actor/Writer

Jennifer Maisel, Writer

Arla Sorkin Manson, Writer

David Masello, Writer

AJ Meijer, Actor

Susan Morgenstern, Director/Actor

Rosie Moss, Actor

Monica Piper, Actor/Comedian

Roxana Rastegar, Actor

Lisa Robins, Actor

Arva Rose, Actor/Writer

Carol Schlanger, Actor/Writer

Doni Silver Simons, Performance & Fine Artist

Joshua Silverstein, Writer/Actor

Sean Topps, Actor

Robert Trebor, Actor

Cliff Weissman, Actor