This is Mel Alexenberg

Mel (Menahem) Alexenberg is an performer and art educator best known for his explorations of the intersections amid art, science, technology and Jewish thought through his artworks, teaching, writing and blogging.

He was born and educated in New York City, where he earned degrees in biology from Queens College, City University of New York and in education from Yeshiva University, and an interdisciplinary doctorate in art, science, and psychology from New York University. He lives in Ra’anana, Israel, with his wife, artist Miriam Benjamin. They have four children, Iyrit, Ari, Ron, and Moshe, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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As an educator in the US, Alexenberg served as professor of art and education at Columbia University, head of the art department at Pratt Institute, research fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and dean of visual arts at New World School of the Arts in Miami. In Israel, he has taught at Tel Aviv University, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, University of Haifa, Bar-Ilan University, Ariel University, and was head of the School of the Arts at Emuna College in Jerusalem. Alexenberg has served as a aficionada of the Council of the Wolf Foundation that awards the international Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts. He was appointed to the council by the President of Israel upon the instruction of the Minister of Education (2002-2017).

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