Visionary Jewish Leaders Selected to be Mandel Jerusalem Fellows

The Mandel Leadership Institute is pleased to announce the 28th class of Mandel Jerusalem Fellows (MJF), 2010-2011:

  • Rabbi Daniel Greyber – Executive Director of Camp Ramah California, Los Angeles.
  • Dr. Daniel Moses – Director of Delegation of Leaders program, Seeds of Peace, Jerusalem and Maine.
  • Tanya Podolnaya – Head of the Informal Education Center and Deputy Director for Strategic Planning at the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel, St. Petersburg.
  • Ruthie Rotenberg – Executive Director of LimmudLA, Los Angeles.
  • Rabbi Ofer Sabbath-Beit Halachmi – Rabbi and Executive Director of the Tzur Hadassh Congregation; Co-founder, ‘Aspaklaria Center’, Jerusalem.

Madel also congratulates the graduating MJF Fellows on the completion of their individual projects:

  • Rabbi Lisa Goldstein – The External Mirrors the Internal: Creating Contemplative Justice Practices for Jewish College Students & Organizations
  • Andrea Hendler – “The Old Shall Be Renewed and the New Shall Be Sanctified:” An Alternative Framework for Developing Leadership and Fostering Social Innovation
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Allocating Scarce Resources: A Jewish Theology of Place for a Globalized World
  • Dr. Sarra Lev –  Nafka Minah: Learning Talmud from the Inside Out – A character development model of learning
  • Rabbi Leonel Levy – Cultivating Jewish Communities in a Changing World
  • Nina Price – Jewish Identity Work: A Methodology for Fostering Jewish Identity in Supplementary Schools
  • Rabbi Susan Silverman – Beitecha: Synagogue-Based Adoption Programming
  • David Stoler – Creating Consciousness: Jewish Heritage and the European City

For more information about the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows, or any of the individual projects, please contact

Applications for the 2011-12 academic year will open in September 2010.