Archive: April 2021

Jon Levin

Posted on April 15, 2021

Jon Levin is an international director, performer & puppeteer. Jon co-created and performed A Hunger Artist at the Connelly Theatre for which he was nominated for two Drama Desk awards: Outstanding Solo Performance and Outstanding Puppet design, and was awarded Summerhall’s Lustrum Award for Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (It will be performed again Continue Reading »

Adam McKinney

Posted on April 15, 2021

Adam W. McKinney is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet Company. He has led dance work with diverse populations across the U.S. and in Benin, Canada, England, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Palestine, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and South Continue Reading »

Miriam Udel

Posted on December 4, 2020

Darshanit Dr. Miriam Udel is associate professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies at Emory University, where her teaching focuses on Yiddish language, literature, and culture. She holds an AB in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, as well as a PhD in Comparative Literature from the same institution. She was ordained in Continue Reading »

Adina Allen

Posted on December 4, 2020

Rabbi Adina Allen is co-founder and Creative Director of Jewish Studio Project (JSP), a nationally recognized Jewish learning organization that brings together practices from the beit midrash (house of Jewish study) with a powerful approach from the field of art therapy. Integrating a lifetime of experience in the expressive arts with her rabbinic training, Adina Continue Reading »

Michal Tikochinsky

Posted on July 2, 2020

Rabbanit Dr. Michal Tikochinsky is one of the leading women Talmud scholars and educators in the world today, a sought after lecturer in Talmud, Jewish law and women’s issues. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law and a Doctorate in Talmud from Bar Ilan University. Through her scholarly and incisive articles Rabbanit Tikochinsky has had a profound Continue Reading »

Hagit Sabag Israel

Posted on July 2, 2020

A social and educational activist residing in Be’er Sheva, Rabbi Hagit Sabag Israel is part of the faculty of the Jewish Studies department in Ono Academic College. She facilitates study in batei midrash in the Kolot and Bina organizations and has established a number of batei midrash in development towns around Israel.  Hagit serves as a consultant to different Continue Reading »

Rani Jaeger

Posted on July 2, 2020

Rabbi Dr. Rani Jaeger is a research fellow, faculty member, and head of the recently formed Ritual Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He was one of the founders of the Institute’s Be’eri Program for Pluralistic Jewish-Israeli Identity Education. Rani received his doctorate at Bar-Ilan University on Jewish-Israeli culture as perceived by the poet Avraham Continue Reading »

Neta Polizer

Posted on July 2, 2020

Neta Polizer (Amitei Bronfman ’05) served as the Amitim Faculty & Manager of Fellowship Year Experience until 2021. Born and raised in a small communal settlement in the Galilee, Neta studied Arabic literature and comparative literature at Hebrew University, focusing on poetry and novels on the border between east and west. He has extensive experience Continue Reading »

Evan Parks

Posted on July 2, 2020

Dr. Evan Parks, a returning faculty member, received his doctorate in German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he researches modern German literature and German-Jewish intellectual history. His PhD thesis explores the encounter between several prominent 20th century thinkers and the postwar poetry of Paul Celan. He was a Bronfman Faculty in 2019 and Continue Reading »

Alicia Jo Rabins

Posted on July 2, 2020

Alicia Jo Rabins is an award-winning writer, musician, performer and Torah teacher. The New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She is the author of two poetry books, Divinity School (winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode (a finalist for the Jewish Book Award). As a musician, Continue Reading »