After earning his BA with special distinction in P.P.E (Philosophy, Political Science and Economics) and an MA in Economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rami worked for a few years as an economist. At the age of 30 he decided to make a change in his life: He signed up and got accepted to the Fine Art department of Bezalel. A few years later he founded the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, and today combines in his current work entrepreneurship, management and writing.
11 years in NYC provided Abby with exposure to multidisciplinary arts that has carried her from a career in Food as a Chocolatier and subsequently a Private Chef business to brainstorming and writing tactical grant proposals for a disruptive strategic technology firm. Her inspiration stems from an alchemy in creative magic which weaves together art, ideas and content. In 2008 she pulled roots out of the U.S. and planted herself in Israel. After years of professional palette play, she joins the team at the Jerusalem Biennale, where relationships are catalyzed and partnerships realized. Abby holds a B.A. in Psychology and Religion from Skidmore College, an M.A. in Food Studies from New York University and a Certificate of Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute.
Irit is a multidisciplinary artist, holding BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem. She is a member of the "Anu Banu Group" which initiates and produces events that combine Performance, Video and Contemporary Art. Irit is also a certified Tour Guide specializing in Art Tours in Jerusalem for diverse audiences.
Eitam is definitely one of the most talented souls in the Jerusalem young and vibrant artists community. With specialization in branding within the arts and Culture scene of Jerusalem and in Web and Print Design, Eitam is involved in almost every project in the city.
Lydia Weitzman is passionate about Israel and has worked for many years with the international media, promoting tourism, culture and lifestyle in the country. Part of the founding team for the Jerusalem Biennale, Lydia is proud to represent the Biennale2015 as it takes its rightful place on the international contemporary Jewish art scene.
Ronit is a Graduate of The Musrara Art School in Jerusalem. She holds a B.Ed. and presently part of the Masters program in "Theory and Policy in Art" at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. Ronit has had extensive and hands-on experience in organizing exhibitions and artistic events from the stage of inception, concept development and final setup.
Shira Sacks is a New Jersey native and Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies alumna who is passionate about Jewish culture and conversation. Excited to work with Rami, Shira is dedicated to using social innovation and entrepreneurship to build community and promote economic development in Israel and the United States. She has a wide range of business and nonprofit experience, including working and volunteering with General Mills, Elie Tahari, PresenTense, Tor HaMidbar NGO, the Crime Victim Advocacy Center, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, the Vagina Monologues production, the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration, and the Washington University Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Shaike El Ami was born in July 1959 on the religious kibbutz Sa’ad. He is married with four children. He has a BA in History and Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA in Jewish Philosophy from Schechter Institute. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the IDF. He has been the Director of a Community Council since 1998, and of Ginot Ha’ir Community Council since 2001.
Dani Danieli has been the director of BEIT AVI CHAI in Jerusalem for 7 years and previously- deputy director of AVI CHAI Israel. Dani is married and the father of three. He has a B.A. and an M.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has studied at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Dani worked for many years as a consultant for educational systems and as a group facilitator. The positions he has held include: director of a central educational unit and personnel development and training officer at Melitz; director of educational planning in the Jerusalem municipal education department; team leader at the Association for the Advancement of Community Education; and coordinator of educational projects for the Jerusalem Foundation.
Bracha has an extensive experience in growing organizations, working with lay leadership, fundraising and connecting Americans and Israelis. She is a Founding Partner at E.B. Zuriel Solutions, Inc, serving Israeli and US organizations, Jewish federations and non- profits in project management, creating cross cultural connections, improving their fund raising, volunteer development, strategic visioning, etc.
Dov Abramson is Jerusalem-based designer and artist whose work explores the tensions in contemporary Jewish and Israeli identity and culture. A graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, he was awarded the Felheim Typography Award in for his attempt to re-design the classic Talmud page. Dov's work can be found in the collections of the Israel Museum, the Jewish Museum in New York, and The Ein Harod art Museum. He lives in the Katamonim neighborhood with his wife Sarit and their three daughters.
Jonathan is 34 years old, married with 4 children, lives in Jerusalem. He holds a BA in Business Management and Economics (magna cum laude) and a MBA (specializing in Finance and Marketing) both from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Jonathan works in The Ministry of Finance as a senior depute comptroller (International Infrastructure, Energy & Water). He is also pursuing his PhD degree in behavioral finance.