Robert Binder 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 and in North America and Great Britain. He began his career in Gilbert & Sullivan at Columbia University, where he appeared, designed and/or directed most of the Savoy repertoire. He is a founder of the Jerusalem Gilbert & Sullivan Society, for whom he has directed a series of six operas, as well as the G&S musical biography, Into Futurity, and of Encore! for whom he wrote and directed The Keys to the City.
Paul Salter is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, where he won several prizes and scholarships in piano accompaniment. Paul has performed widely, with concerts in Manchester, London, Antwerp, and Strasbourg. He has accompanied many of the world's leading cantors, has broadcast on the BBC and Independent Television, and appeared in cabaret with Ron Moody (Fagin in the film Oliver!). For several years, Paul was musical director of Manchester's Jewish Theatre Group, for whom he conducted eleven shows, including South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly! and the European premiere of Jerry Hermanâ€™s The Grand Tour. In Israel, he served as musical director of Capital Musical Theatre's productions of Guys and Dolls and Any Dream Will Do. A resident of Alon Shvut, Paul is active as a musical arranger, composer and conductor.
Arlene Chertoff is a dancer with a BA in Dance and Education and a Masters degree in Dance Therapy. She has 20 years teaching experience in Israel and the US. Arlene is co-lyricist and co-creator of the original musicals Esther and the Secrets in the King's Court, Noah! Ride the Wave! and Ruth and Naomi: In the Fields of Bethlehem. She is also one of the co-founders and the choreographer of the Efrat/Gush Etzion Raise Your Spirits Summer Stock Company (RYS). Arlene's other choreographic credits include You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Mikado, She Loves Me, The Pirates of Penzance, Camelot, Iolanthe, H.M.S. Pinafore, Patience, and Peter Pan.