Celebrating 50 Outstanding Pardes Alumni

Pardes alumni are making an incredible impact on our world.

They are leading and creating organizations and businesses of all types, responding to humanitarian crises, writing novels, educating at all levels, creating works of art, and so much more! In celebration of Pardes’s 50th, we are highlighting 50 standout alumni, one per week, whose accomplishments exemplify the rich texture of the Pardes community worldwide. 

Meet This Week’s Featured Alum:

More Featured Alumni:

Gali Cooks

President & CEO
Leading Edge

Elie Kaunfer

Co-Founder and CEO
The Hadar Institute

Nigel Savage

Founder & Ambassador

Jeremy Borovitz

Director of Jewish Learning
Hillel Deutschland

David Richman

Colorado Court of Appeals

Ilene Prusher

Professor of Journalism
Florida Atlantic University

Myra Meskin Gurin

Associate Director
Maas Center

Bernie Steinberg

Director Emeritus
Harvard Hillel

Laynie Solomon

Associate Rosh Yeshiva

Tony Westbrook Jr.

Dir. of J. Service Learning
Repair the World

Carrie Bornstein

Mayyim Hayyim

Michael Oren

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States

David Bryfman

Jewish Education Project

Abbie Greenberg

& Matchmaker

Rivkah Glick

Rabbi & Author

Clare Goldwater

Chief Strategy Officer

Diane Be’ery

Vice President of Marketing

Miriam Lorie

Jewish Educator
Orthodox Rabbinical Student

Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath

Author & Educator
Jewish Education Project

Alicia Jo Rabins

Author, Filmmaker, & Musician

Marc Baker

President & CEO
CJP of Greater Boston

Monika Krawczyk

Jewish Historical Institute

Sara Wolkenfeld

Chief Learning Officer

Miriam Camerini


Amir Zinkow

Mishna/Gemara Chair
Leffel Middle School

Maya Zinkow

Senior Jewish Educator
UC Berkeley Hillel

Linda Gradstein

Voice of America, CBS, JPost

Tani Cohen-Fraade

Head of School
Ezra Academy

Matt Bar

Musician & Founder
Bible Raps

Rebecca Bar


Leah Kahn

VP of Education
Office of Innovation

Aaron Lerner

Licensed Social Worker
State of Colorado

Michael Simon

Executive Director
Northwestern Hillel

Maxim Delchev

Director of Jewish Ed.
Organization of Jews in Bulgaria

Jordan Soffer

Head of School
Striar Hebrew Academy