Rabbi Mishael Zion is an educator for The Bronfman Fellowship, and a former Co-Director. He is Director of the Mandel Program for Leadership in Jewish Culture. Mishael grew up in Jerusalem, served in the Israel Defense Forces, studied at Yeshivat Maale Gilboa, and graduated summa cum laude from Hebrew University. He is the author of the Continue Reading »
Idit is a Bronfman alumna from 2001. After finishing high school, she went on a gap service year with Bronfman, and was later involved with establishing the alumni committee. During her undergraduate studies, Idit worked within various educational frameworks, mostly with the Israeli and International Movement for Progressive and Reform Judaism. Pursuing her love for Continue Reading »
Dr. Sivan Har-Shefi has a doctorate from the Department of Hebrew Literature at Bar-Ilan University. She teaches literature and creative writing at Herzog College, and is one of the founders and leaders of the Beit Midrash “Zohar Hai”. An accomplished poet, Dr. Har-Shefi was the Prime Minister Prize laureate in 2012. She is the author Continue Reading »
Eli Bareket is the director of of Memizrach Shemesh and deputy director of Kol Yisrael Chaverim. Founded in 2000 by the Avi Chai Foundation and Alliance Kol Yisrael Chaverim, Memizrach Shemesh, is a Beit Midrash (House of Study) and a Center for Jewish Social Activism and Leadership in Israel. During his tenure, Memizrach Shemesh has Continue Reading »
Matan Barak is a senior Researcher and Developer for Avney Rosha, the Israel Institute for School Leadership. Matan holds an M.A. in Jewish Education from Hebrew University, and graduated from the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. From 2009 to 2012, Matan served as the Amitei Bronfman Director. He has worked as a Jewish Studies Teacher Continue Reading »
Dr. Annie Polland is the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. She was formerly the Vice President for Programs & Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where she oversaw exhibits and interpretation. She is the co-author, with Daniel Soyer, of Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, winner of the 2012 Continue Reading »
Jon A. Levisohn is a professor of Jewish education at Brandeis University, where he directs the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program, he holds graduate degrees from Stanford University and a BA from Harvard College. He began his career as a teacher Continue Reading »
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 »
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna serves as the Executive Director of the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU and as the University Chaplain at New York University. Originally from Montreal, Canada, he studied at Yeshiva University and received his ordination from RIETS. Yehuda co-founded the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at NYU, Continue Reading »
Rabbi Dahlia Kronish is the Director of Jewish and Student Life at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City. Dahlia has been working at the Heschel High School for over ten years. At Heschel, in addition to overseeing programming and the student experience outside the classroom, Dahlia teaches Talmud, Jewish Ethics, and Tanach. Continue Reading »
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