Shani Cohen (b. 1980) is the puppeteer for Abigail, a little purple girl monster in Rechov Sumsum.

Fighting continued in the north in 2006, as the program was readying for launch. Cohen commented "We enter a world of innocence where everyone helps each other. There's a war outside, and we've escaped into the solution."[1]

Cohen was is a married mother of one, trained at SELA The Performing Arts Studio, founded by Yoram Levinstein. Starring in season 2 of Channel 2 program Mummy, her breakthrough role was in a series of specials about Israeli television history, Only in Israel. Cohen is a series regular in A Wonderful Country.


  1. Roshni Sharma, "New kids on the block", The Jerusalem Post, 17 August 2006.

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