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Allen Oren

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Media, Communications, and Visual Arts

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BA , Queens College of CUNY

MS , Columbia University

Awards and Honors

  • NYNATAS, 2012 - Two Emmy nominations
  • NYNATAS, 2004 - Emmy nomination
  • NYNATAS, 2001 - Emmy winner and additional Emmy nomination
  • Press Club, 1999 - Best TV Features


Researched, produced and presented television works on the history of Madison Square Garden, the history of New York City, the history of Long Island, Jewish prayer, and specialized in the arts and human-interest features for print and broadcast.


"18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre"
[Documentary] Independent production airing on PBS, USA


  • "18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre" documentary [Other], 2015
    Produced, directed and researched the independent documentary β€œ18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre,” which has aired on PBS each fall from 2010 to 2015. The piece tells the story of Judaism's most sacred prayer, the Kol Nidre, chanted on Yom Kippur. It was nominated for two Emmys after airing in 90 PBS markets nationally and receiving very positive reviews. Also produced related DVD, museum concert, and cineplex program.
  • MSG Network [TV], 2006
    Produced, reported, and hosted history pieces at MSG Sports Network. Won an Emmy and an additional Emmy nomination for a series on the history of Madison Square Garden, "Digging In the Garden," and an Emmy nomination for the historical documentary, β€œThe World's Most Famous Arena And How It Got That Way.”
  • News 12 Network [TV], 2004
    At News 12 Network, the all-news channel in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, served as Entertainment Critic, presenting arts features and reviews that won top press awards. Also hosted and produced two history series, "This Old Town" and "Long Island: Our Story," both later released on video, with "Our Story" winning top press award.
  • US and Israeli print media [Newspaper], 1984
    At USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Herald, and Charlotte Observer published feature and arts pieces as full-time editor or critic, and at Jerusalem Post, Israel Magazine, and Ha'aretz newspaper in Israel published features as freelance reporter.
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