Archive: November 2020

Adam Shapiro

Posted on November 13, 2020

Adam Shapiro (Bronfman ‘09) is a journalist who’s worked as a producer on The Brian Lehrer Show and America on the Line at WNYC, the University of Virginia’s American history podcast BackStory and Bell Media Radio in Canada. He is the moderator of the BronfTalks discussion series. If you’d like to suggest topics for future 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 »

Nava Melki

Posted on July 2, 2020

Nava was born in France and, after making Aliyah with her family at the age of 4, was raised and educated in Jerusalem. She attended the Emuna Arts High School for girls, where she majored in theater. During her national service she worked on a horse farm which specializes in therapeutic riding and treats people Continue Reading »

Shira Rosenak

Posted on July 2, 2020

Shira is an Amitei Bronfman alumna from 2010. After growing up in Jerusalem she moved to Kfar Adumim, and has since returned to live in Jerusalem. She studied at the Beth Israel pre-military program and served in the IDF as a soldier-teacher at Kfar Etzion field school. After being discharged, she studied and later counseled Continue Reading »

Stefanie Weisman

Posted on July 2, 2020

Stefanie Weisman is the Communications and Design Associate at The Bronfman Fellowship.  She received a B.A. in history from Columbia University and an M.A. in art history from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.  Her first book, The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College, was published by Sourcebooks Continue Reading »

Heather Santelli

Posted on July 2, 2020

Heather is the Director of Finance for the organization.  She manages all financial operations both in the US and Israel and has been with The Fellowship since 2001.  She holds degrees in both Accounting and Hotel and Restaurant Management and is a Notary Public licensed in New York State.  Outside of Bronfman, Heather assists various Continue Reading »

Daphna Yizrael

Posted on July 2, 2020

Daphna has been active in the field of Hebrew culture and Jewish Renewal for many years. She has held leadership and educational positions at the Mandel Leadership Institute, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, Gesher and the Zalman Shazar Center, and was senior community emissary in the MetroWest community in New Jersey. In Continue Reading »

Becky Voorwinde

Posted on July 2, 2020

Rebecca Voorwinde is CEO of The Bronfman Fellowship. Becky oversees the strategic planning for all aspects of the Fellowship in Israel and the US, including working closely with the global alumni community of over 1,300 and selects incoming Fellows. An alumna of the program, Becky served as a volunteer member of Bronfman’s Alumni Advisory Board Continue Reading »

Hannah Kapnik Ashar

Posted on July 2, 2020

Hannah Kapnik Ashar (Bronfman Fellow ’04) is in her final year as a fellow in Hadar’s Advanced Kollel, where, this year, she is studying the laws of mourning, marriage, and conversion, alongside studies in midrash and prayer. She is a fellow in The Center for Rabbinic Innovation’s Fellowship for Rabbinic Entrepreneurs, through which Hannah is Continue Reading »

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