Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller hired her to be the artistic director of Hillel at UCLA. “It was her combination of knowledge of the arts and devotion to promoting Jewish life, [as well as] her intellect and experience in theater,” said Rabbi Chaim as he recalled the reasons that fueled his decision to hire Karney for the position. “I knew we would be able to work together — we had a common understanding of the value and role of art and culture in our lives and in Jewish life, in particular. We shared a vision.” Since then, ten years have passed
and in that time Karney has not only board of the UCLA Fowler Museum happen, and walking me through the organized nine art exhibitions each of the Arts. Moreover, she leads all process of my first exhibition,” said year, but has also introduced docu- of these organizations while also Eli Rubel, an aspiring artist who had the opportunity to showcase his first exhibition at Hillel at UCLA. It was her combination of knowledge of the arts and Karney said that she has worked devotion to promoting Jewish life, [as well as] her hard to be a good role model through building lasting relationintellect and experience in theater.” ships and by giving back to her — Rabbi Chaim Seilder-Feller, Hillel at UCLA community. “I believe that it is very important to have meaningful mentaries and authors, and orga- mentoring students who share her relationships in life and to not go nized several Hillel lecture series. passion and vision for art through through life in isolation. Art is my way of connecting people in a visKarney is now the vice president of the Jewish lens. the Los Angeles Museum of the Ho“Perla, the artistic director at the ceral and educational manner that locaust, a founding member of the Dortort Center, was really very in- impacts students and futures genTemple of the Arts, and is on the strumental in making my [art] show erations of Jews.”
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