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Archive: May 2024

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 »

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 »

Yuval Nussan

Posted on July 2, 2020

Yuval Nussan, a 2009 Amitei Bronfman alum, was raised in Hoshaya in the Galilee. In his gap year he volunteered at the Tzameret NGO, before studying at Har Etzion Yeshiva. Yuval served in the IDF combat forces as a commander. He has a Master’s degree in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew University as part of the 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 »

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 »

Hannah Kapnik Ashar

Hannah Kapnik Ashar

Posted on July 2, 2020

Rabbi Hannah Kapnik Ashar (Bronfman ’04) is Director of Faculty at the Bronfman Fellowship. She is also the Founder and Director of Rahmana, a women’s prayer initiative. Hannah’s scholarship focuses on prayer practice and the poetry of liturgy, midrash (rabbinic exegesis), and feminine Torah of Yemima Avital and others. Hannah is a graduate of Hadar’s Continue Reading »

Evan Parks

Evan Parks

Posted on July 2, 2020

Dr. Evan Parks is a lecturer in the Core Curriculum and fellow of the Department of Germanic Languages at Columbia University, where he received his PhD in 2021. Evan’s research focuses on modern German literature and culture, the entanglement of German and Jewish intellectual traditions, and the relationship between literature, philosophy, and other art forms. Continue Reading »