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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Executive Director Emeritus, has been associated with The Bronfman Fellowship since its inception in 1987, and is presently Head of Jewish Studies at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park, KS.
Rabbi Shimon Felix is the Executive Director Emeritus of the program. He was born in New York, and has lived in Jerusalem since 1973. Rabbi Felix has been associated with The Bronfman Fellowship since 1991. He received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Hamivtar, where he served as educational director. Rabbi Felix has worked in a Continue Reading »
Rabbi Michael Paley was the Bronfman Fellowship’s Founding Director, and is presently the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at the Jewish Resource Center of UJA-Federation of New York. He also teaches at the Columbia School of Journalism, City College, and the Ivry Prozdor High School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Newsweek magazine Continue Reading »
Rabbi James Ponet is the Jewish Chaplain at Yale University and Director of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.
Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum (Fellow 1993, Faculty 2003, 2004) is the Rabbi and Executive Director of the Kavana Cooperative, an independent Jewish community in Seattle. This will be Rachel’s third summer on faculty. Rachel was recently named to Newsweek Magazine’s list of “America’s Top 50 Influential Rabbis.” In addition, she has been a recipient of the prestigious AVI CHAI Continue Reading »
Yehuda Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He was Visiting Assistant Professor and the inaugural Chair of Jewish Communal Innovation at Brandeis University, where he taught courses in Jewish Studies for the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership and DeLeT programs.