Alumni Articles

Pardes News – Alumna Whitney Fisch (Hillel Summer ’05, Year ’08-’09) Named Executive Director of Miami University Hillel

Posted on August 3, 2020

Cleveland Jewish News – Whitney Fisch has assumed the executive director position at Hillel at Miami University in Oxford, the organization’s board of directors announced. Fisch replaces Marcy Miller, who is retiring after nine years in the role, according to a July 30 news release. Fisch has a master’s degree in social work from the Continue Reading »

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Times of Israel – Lessons Learned or Not During the Pandemic and ‘The Three Weeks’

Posted on July 29, 2020

By Karen Feuer (Staff) – In the last few months, I have heard a subtle but significant change in the prayers offered by our communities as we have implored Hashem to remove from us the plague of COVID-19. In place of the traditional conclusion asking for the health and healing of Am Yisrael, a new Continue Reading »

Pardes News — Pardes Alumnus Wins Davies Award in Archeology

Posted on July 22, 2020

Mazel tov to Pardes alumnus Dr. Matthew Susnow (Year ’06-’07), winner of the 2019 Routledge Philip R. Davies Early Career Researcher Publication Award! “The Palestine Exploration Fund is pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Susnow’s entry—‘Liminality and Canaanite Cultic Spaces: Temple Entrances, Status Transformations and Ritual in Threshold Contexts’—has been selected for the 2019 Davies Continue Reading »

Pardes News — 2 Pardes Alums Selected as Visiting Artists at The Bronfman Fellowship

Posted on July 2, 2020

Mazel tov to Pardes alums Alicia Jo Rabins (Year ’98-’99, Fellows ’99-’00) and Jessica Tamar Deutsch (Summer ’17) for being selected as 2 of the 4 first-ever Visiting Artists at The Bronfman Fellowship! “The Bronfman Fellowship is a year-long, transformative experience of study and conversation centered around pluralism, social responsibility and Jewish texts, participated in by twenty-six Jewish Continue Reading »

Pardes News — 11 Pardes Alumni Selected for the Jewish Wisdom Fellowship at Hadar

Posted on July 2, 2020

Mazel tov to the 11 Pardes alumni who were accepted to Hadar’s Jewish Wisdom Fellowship! Akiko Yonekawa (Summer ’11, Educators ’15-’16) Alana Rahmani (Educators ’18-’19) Evelyn Tauben (Summer ’11, Spirituality Retreat ’12) Matthew Kolbert (Summer ’18) Naomi Adland (Year ’09-’10, Staff ’10-’12) Rachel Dingman (Summer ’14, Educators ’15-’16, Fellows ’16-’17) Tamar Zaken (Summer ’05) Tony Julian Westbrook Continue Reading »

Pardes News — Pardes Alumna Amanda Pogany Receives Esteemed Covenant Award

Posted on June 25, 2020

New York – June 24, 2020 – The Covenant Foundation has announced the names of three Jewish educators who are the 2020 recipients of the Covenant Award. Maxine Segal Handelman, Director of Family Life & Learning, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, Illinois; Russel Neiss, Senior Product Engineer, Sefaria, St. Louis, Missouri; and Amanda Pogany, Head of School, Continue Reading »

Pardes Alumnus David Ben Moshe featured on Unorthodox Podcast

Posted on May 28, 2020

This podcast originally was posted for Shavuot 5780 as part of Tablet Mag’s third annual episode about conversion. David Ben Moshe (Summer ’17, Year ’17-’18) refers to his experience at Pardes as a major part of his Jewish journey. Recently, Pardes wrote a similar feature story about David and his journey for the Havruta Annual.

Pardes Mourns the Passing of Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l

Posted on May 21, 2020

The Pardes community mourns the loss of board member Dr. Renee Rabinowitz z”l, who passed away on May 19th in Jerusalem. Born in Belgium in 1934, Dr. Rabinowitz and her family survived the Holocaust by fleeing to New York City in 1941, where she grew up. She attended the University of Chicago and earned a Continue Reading »