Jean Bloch Rosensaft - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs; Director, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, New York; Director, Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, New York

HUC-JIR/New York

Administration Department: 
Communications and Public Affairs; Museums; Institutes, Centers & Projects; Institutional Advancement; National Administration

Jean Bloch Rosensaft is Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Director of the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at the HUC/New York campus. She joined HUC-JIR after serving as Assistant Director of Education at The Jewish Museum in New York, where she curated the exhibitions Chagall and the Bible and Justice in Jerusalem Revisited: The Eichmann Trial.  Prior to The Jewish Museum, she coordinated educational publications and school programs at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Rosensaft is a Founder and Vice-President of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and a Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants.  She serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Museum in Germany, where her exhibition Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950 is permanently installed. She is past Vice President of Park Avenue Synagogue, serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Moment magazine, served on the Editorial Board of Reform Judaism magazine, and is the Chair of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Panel on Art and Photography.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College, Rosensaft pursued graduate studies in art history at New YorkUniversity’s Institute of Fine Arts. She has written and lectured widely on the Holocaust, Jewish cultural history, and modern art, and is the author of Chagall and the Bible (Universe Books, 1987), editor of The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka (HUC-JIR Museum, HUC/NY, 2006), editor and contributor of essays for numerous exhibition catalogs, and author of esssays and articles published in God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Chldren and Grandchildren of Holocaust Surviivors (Jewish Lights Publishing2014), CCAR Journal – The Reform Jewish Quarterly, and other publications.