Rabbi Owen Gottlieb
is the founder and director of ConverJentwhich nurtures, develops, and spreads
Games for Jewish Learning. He is a Jim Joseph Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University, specializing in Digital
Media and Games for Learning. His research on Games for Jewish Learning combines the learning sciences, cultural anthropology, and media studies. Founded
in 2010, ConverJent is incubated at Clal in Manhattan and has
been awarded a Signature Grant from The Covenant Foundation and a PresenTense NYC Fellowship.
Rabbi Gottlieb holds an AB from Dartmouth College, and MA from USC Cinema-Television. He received an MAHL and rabbinical ordination from HUC-JIR, New York.
He is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Writers Guild of America, West, and the International Game Developers Association. He is
also a co-founder and steering committee member of Shir HaMaalot, a havurah based in Brooklyn, New York. Rabbi Gottlieb blogs at www.mysticalcreative.com.