LIMMUD FSU NY Presenters 2016

What is Limmud? What are the Principles? Also, learn some of our History and more.

Yelena Shmulenson Actress


Yelena Shmulenson grew up in Ukraine and emigrated with her family in 1993. Instead of getting a real job, she decided to become an actress and now spends her life making silly faces. Stage: five seasons Off­-Broadway with the Folksbiene, two at Ellis Island Theatre, THE ESSENCE: A YIDDISH THEATER DIM SUM (Fringe/tour), COVERS and KNOCK with Lost&Found (NYC/St.Petersburg/Moscow/Montreal), THE GOLEM OF HAVANA (Miami), etc. In film and on TV, she was a spy in Robert DeNiro’s THE GOOD SHEPHERD, a Chassidic landlady in CHINESE PUZZLE, a gangster’s wife on BOARDWALK EMPIRE, a doctor on CHICAGO MED, she fought a dybbuk in the Coen brothers’ A SERIOUS MAN and she’s been and out of prison on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. She’s working on a one-woman show that’s half autobiographical and half about American Jewish housewife (and executed spy) Ethel Rosenberg.