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Archive: May 2024

Elchanan Finn

Posted on May 13, 2024

Elchanan Finn (Amitei Bronfman ’17) was born and raised in Efrat. Before the army, he studied at the yeshiva in Otniel, then served as a paratrooper. After the army, he continued studying in the Siach Yizchak yeshiva in Efrat. Today, he is a student at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics Continue Reading »

Zurit Buskila

Posted on May 13, 2024

Zurit Buskila leads the Kolot Beit Midrash and teaches Jewish Studies at Ono Academic College. She has been active in the social and spiritual spheres in Israel for many years, facilitating group and writing workshops. Previously, she lived and worked in the Negev, teaching at the Bina and Daroma southern Midrashot. She founded and led Continue Reading »

Tal Toren

Tal Toren

Posted on May 13, 2024

Tal Toren (Amitei Bronfman ‘15) currently studies Sociology, Anthropology and International Relations at Hebrew University. She lives in Jerusalem, where she works in the national public diplomacy directorate; and is part of Bar Kaima, an environmental organization based on Jewish values. Tal was born in a kibbutz in the north of Israel and studied theater Continue Reading »

Jonathan Gribetz

Jonathan Gribetz

Posted on March 28, 2024

Jonathan Marc Gribetz (Bronfman ’97) is an associate professor in the Near Eastern Studies Department and the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University. He teaches about Palestine, Israel, the city of Jerusalem, and Jewish and Palestinian nationalisms, and also serves as director of Princeton’s Near Eastern Studies Program and of the Institute for the Continue Reading »

Marnina Schon & Micah O’Konis

Posted on January 17, 2024

Marnina Schon (she/they, Bronfman ’10) and Micah O’Konis (they/them, Nonfman) are a real-life couple who create sketch comedy together as Couplet. With the help of the Bronfman Alumni Venture Fund and the Jewish Writers’ Initiative, they’ve been developing “Doom Scroll,” a Torah musical comedy web series. Micah and Marnina wrote and performed the musical “More Continue Reading »

Jeremiah Lockwood

Posted on January 17, 2024

Jeremiah Lockwood is a scholar and musician, working in the fields of Jewish studies, performance studies and ethnomusicology. His work engages with issues arising from peering into the archive and imagining the power of “lost” forms of expression to articulate keenly felt needs in the present. Both his music performance and scholarship gravitate towards the Continue Reading »

Andy Katzman

Posted on December 13, 2023

Andy Katzman ’93 is the Chief Philanthropy Officer of Willoughby Capital and the Executive Director of The Jane and Daniel Och Family Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Andy was a partner at The Bridgespan Group. At Bridgespan, Andy focused on building new platforms to direct philanthropic capital as well as the role technology can Continue Reading »

Laura Liebman

Posted on September 26, 2023

As a 1988 alumna of The Bronfman Fellowship. Laura has been deeply involved with the program over the course of her professional and personal journey. She knows firsthand the transformative power of the Fellowship experience and the unique contributions of this community. Laura is a passionate and dynamic advancement leader with experience in philanthropy, community Continue Reading »

Rafi Ellenson

Rafi Ellenson

Posted on August 18, 2023

Rafi Ellenson (Bronfman ’11; he/his/him) is a student at the Hebrew College Rabbinical School. Prior to rabbinical school he lived in Jerusalem working for the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants and for 0202: Points of View from Jerusalem. While in Jerusalem, he was awarded the Dorot Fellowship where he studied literary translation. In rabbinical school, Continue Reading »

Daniel Terna

Posted on June 30, 2023

Daniel Terna is a Brooklyn-based artist working in photography and video. Daniel’s work focuses on family and inherited trauma, blending autobiographical narratives with a tourist’s approach to exploring sites, be they memorials, cities, personal archives, or the body itself. He has exhibited his work in select solo and group shows at the Jewish Museum of Continue Reading »