They are leading and creating organizations and businesses of all kinds, 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 whose accomplishments exemplify the rich texture of the Pardes community worldwide.
Diane Be’ery lives and works in Jerusalem. She is married with two children. Diane is the Vice President of Marketing at Mobileye – a leading automotive tech company in Israel.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN YOUR WORK?
The ability to make complex ideas accessible for different audiences. Perhaps on some level intense dissection of texts and discussion around them helped sharpen this ability and the joy around crystallizing the meaning or message of something.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SHABBAT GUEST, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Abraham Joshua Heschel. I would love to get some insight into how he saw through the challenges of his time to deep truths that are relevant across times. I’d love to know more on what he would think about the challenge of living with technology and digital media and how to benefit from it but not lose too much to it.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPOT IN JERUSALEM?
My house 🙂
CAN YOU SHARE A SPECIAL PARDES MEMORY?
I started a few days late. When I joined my Talmud class I was blown away how Yaffa Epstein was already very deep into a sugiya after just a few days (it was Brit milah on Shabbat). I had the feeling I didn’t want to miss a minute of this shiur thereafter so as not to miss anything important.
Also when Judy Klitsner let us weigh in briefly on what to title her book (eventually called Subversive Sequels) although I am pretty sure we did not come up with that!