Rotem Rozental is the Chief Curator of the American Jewish University, Director of the IJC, and the Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center. Rotem is a photo-historian, writer, and curator. Traversing the domains of technology, media and art, Rotem has been working as a consultant, editor, writer and organizer for international publications, as well as cultural non-profits and organizations in Israel and The US.
In 2015-2016, she served as the Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Research Fellow for Jewish Culture at the Center for Jewish History in NYC (CJH). Her curatorial projects also include Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat, winner of the NurtureArt 2015-2016 Curatorial Call, We – Festi-Conference for Creative Collectives (2012-2013, Jerusalem), Three Cities Against the Wall (New York, Ramallah and Tel Aviv, 2005), and the collaborative archival project Outlet: The Archive of the Israeli Trade Center. Her writings and scholarly texts have appeared in magazines, journals, and publications such as Photographies, Philosophy of Photography, Artforum.com, Tablet.com, and Uncertain States.
Geena Brown is the Arts Program Associate of the American Jewish University. She holds a BA in The History and Theory of Contemporary Art from San Francisco Art Institute and has completed coursework in Art History and Fine Arts from The American University of Paris. Geena is the Arts Program Associate for the Whizin Center for Continuing Education, which includes the Institute for Jewish Creativity and Platt/Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University.
Geena has held positions in commercial and nonprofit art galleries and was most notably the Director of Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles from 2014-2017. She has also worked at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles; LAXART, Los Angeles; and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. She is also a freelance content creator and curriculum consultant for Mind Body Passport, where she composes and curates international lectures, tours, and discussions focusing on the intersections of modern and contemporary art and psychology.
Rose Prevezer is the Rabbinic Fellow for Arts at AJU and the Institute for Jewish Creativity at American Jewish University. Rose has extensive experience working as a writer, educator, and communications specialist for cultural non-profit organisations and commercial galleries in London and Los Angeles.
Rose will receive rabbinic ordination in 2019 and holds both an MA and BA in Anthropology from the University of Oxford.