Meet The 2021-2022 Community Creative Fellows
The Community Creative Fellowship, powered by CJP and JArts, is the first of its kind in the country – an opportunity for us as a community to be part of the creative process with two top Jewish artists.
Watch JArts Executive Director Laura Mandel in conversation with this season’s new Community Creative Fellows! Learn from Israeli interdisciplinary artist, puppeteer, storyteller, and medical clown Rotem Goldenberg and Dominican-American/Jewish-American screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer Paloma Valenzuela as they share their artist stories. Discover how these extraordinary creators plan to bring their creative talents and energies to communities in the Great Boston Area over the course of this fellowship.
About The Fellows
Originally from Israel, Rotem moved to Cambridge, MA this past year. Her art is for audiences of all ages and exists between the spaces of visual theater, performance, storytelling, and clowning. She believes in using theater as a tool in both social activism and therapy. Rotem has taught and lectured in universities, schools, and community events across the globe. She is an actor and partner in the Holot Theater, a social theater group for Israelis and asylum seekers. As a medical clown, she has worked in children’s departments, rehabilitative geriatric hospitals, and mental health hospitals. Most recently, Rotem served as a social clown with the “Emunah” organization for at-risk youth.Learn More
Paloma is a Dominican-American writer, director, and actor originally from Jamaica Plain, MA. She is the creative director of the production operation La Palomita Productions based in Boston and the Dominican Republic. She has collaborated with organizations such as the Urbano Project and Hyde Square Task Force and is the writer/producer/creator of the comedic web series, “The Pineapple Diaries”. The show was featured in the Latina Magazine’s “5 Web Series Every Latinx Needs to Watch Right Now”.Learn More
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Community Creative Fellowship
The Community Creative Fellowship, powered by CJP and JArts, is the first of its kind in the country – an opportunity for us as a community to be part of the creative process with two top Jewish artists. We annually seek two artists who are eager to share their craft, process, and Jewish story with many communities, and create a capstone project inspired by the experience. In addition to community engagement and art making, opportunities for personalized Jewish learning and pairing with a mentor/partner are core offerings of this fellowship. We always encourage artists and creatives of all media to apply.View Series