Avi Hoffman is an actor, writer and director who was nominated for a NY Drama Desk Award for his Yiddish language portrayal of Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. Recently inducted into the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame, Avi is the founder of the Yiddishkayt Initiative, the producing artistic director of the Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre and is known for his award-winning PBS one-man shows Too Jewish?, Too Jewish, Too! and Still Jewish After All These Years (Performer of the Year ’95 – NY Press Magazine; L.A. OVATION award – Best Actor In a Musical 2001; NY Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award nominations). On TV, he was featured as Sid Raskin in the Starz TV series “Magic City,” as well as on Netflix’s “Bloodline,” A&E’s “The Glades” and NBC’s “Law and Order.” He starred in the motion picture, The Imported Bridegroom and appeared in the PBS documentary They Came for Good: A History of the Jews in the US. Avi has performed all over the world and has numerous acting and directing credits, garnering multiple awards and nominations. His events include Our Yiddish Shakespeares and A Breed Apart with his mother, Miriam Hoffman.