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In one word or phrase, what does “inheritance” mean to you?

Life, water, air

What is something you have inherited?

My grandpa Marshall’s exuberance; my mother’s nose; Elizabeth’s bible


Jon has spent more than 20 years making art with communities around the country as an actor, playwright, and teaching artist. Jon has served as an artist in residence at Union Theological Seminary, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and many other religious and educational institutions. He was a Spielberg Fellow in Jewish Theater Education with the Foundation for Jewish Camp and received a Fellowship from the Covenant Foundation to create The In[HEIR]itance Project in 2015. As an actor, Jon has performed in over 90 cities around the globe. His stage credits include: a dog, a 2,000-year-old bird, an elderly orthodox Jew, a spurned housewife, a horse, a British naval officer in 1700s Jamaica, a goat, Jesus Christ, a lawyer, a wrestler, a hapless police chief, and a cyclops. Jon holds a BFA in Acting from NYU/Tisch.

jon adam ross

EXecutive director


In one word or phrase, what does “inheritance” mean to you?


What is something you have inherited?

How to tell a good story


Ariel Warmflash is a theatre artist and educator based in Philadelphia, PA. With the In[HEIR]itance Project Ari finds herself at the intersection of her most avid passions; storytelling, community-building, and justice work. Ari has lived and worked as an artist and educator in New York City and Washington, DC as well as travelled internationally to work with artists in Israel/Palestine, South Africa, Croatia & India. She has been a Teaching Artist with educational theater organizations nationally including The Creative Arts Team, Opening Act, and Arena Stage as well working as a Freelance Artist with organizations including ECPAT-USA, The US Department of State, National Ramah, Beloved Brooklyn, Yachad, COJECO, USY and more. Ariel was an NYC Avodah Justice Fellow as well as a founding member of the Closer Look Arts Collective. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Theatre from The City University of New York School of Professional Studies.


Director of community impact




In one word or phrase, what does “inheritance” mean to you?

Memory of what came before.

What is something you have inherited?

A love for the mountains and the sea, a taste for vinegar, the concept of shared identity, and an emphasis on community. 


Nicole Dancel is a performing arts marketer, events manager, and freelance graphic designer and photographer. She has spent the last 10+ years working on and Off-Broadway with companies like Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theater, Signature Theater, Davenport Theatrical, Situation Interactive, and The Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Nicole is a proud alumnae of Northfield Mount Hermon School, where she co-chaired the Young Alumni Committee for five years and formerly ran the Alumni Admissions Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Theater from Skidmore College. When she's not working in Adobe Creative Cloud you can find her on a hiking trail or reluctantly training for her next race.

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