About Jewish Theatre Collaborative (JTC)

Founded by Sacha Reich in 2008, Jewish Theatre Collaborative's unique strengths as an arts organization are in creating adaptations, collaborating with community partners, gathering community and catalyzing conversations. At the same time, and as a result of all these strengths, JTC also creates high-quality, memorable theatre, produced with and performed by professional Portland theatre artists.

In three years, JTC has created and presented 30 distinct programs, including touring productions that have reached just over 10,000 audience members age 3-100 across Portland and around the state. These programs have been used to catalyze conversations about complex issues such as cultural dislocation, humor as a survival tool, Arab-Jewish relations and public health. The recipient of 3 Drammy awards, JTC has received critical acclaim and distinguished itself among its professional peers.

JTC has received capacity support from the Meyer Memorial Trust and seed funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and program grants from The James and Marion Miller Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Northwest Health Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and Youth Foundation, Oregon Humanities, and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.

About JTC Collaborations


Jewish Theatre Collaborative was invited to take up residency at El Centro Milagro the spring of 2013 and plans to anchor its programming there for the next 3-5 years.

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Board of Directors:

Julie Diamond
President/Vice President

Aaron Pearlman

Karen Westerman

Fran Berg
Layton Borkan
Ken Gurian
Sacha Reich
Scott Snyder
Scott Zacks

Resource Council:

Roy Abramowitz
Rabbi Alan Berg
Harold Goldstein
Jose Gonzalez
Tanja Lux
Len Magazine
Debbi Nadell
Debbie Plawner
Mark Rosenbaum
Kim Rosenberg
Darrell Salk
George Thorn
Dr. Cara Unger


Sacha Reich

Core Company Members:

Doren Elias
Jamie M. Rea
Avital Shira
Wendy Wilcox