Rafi Ellenson

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, he has worked as the Associate Director of the Dignity Project—an interfaith youth leadership program in Greater Boston—as the rabbinic intern at the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership, and as the Director of Hebrew Programming at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI). Rafi’s writing has been published in Verklempt! and Jewish Currents and he is the translator of a collection of haiku by the poet E. Ethelbert Miller, the little book of e. He is a graduate of the Individualized Bachelor of Arts program at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.