Learning from Taglit-Birthright Israel: An Academic Symposium


May 23-24, 2011 Brandeis University

Learning from Taglit

Plenary 3B Background Papers:
Post-trip Engagement in Jewish Life and Israel

(Mandel G12)

Chair:  

Prof. Barry D. Berger (Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Haifa, Academic College of Emek Yezreel; Visiting Adjunct Professor Honors College. University of South Florida) 

Presenters: 

Prof. Charles Kadushin (Professor Emeritus Sociology, Graduate Center, CUNY; Distinguished Scholar, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies; and Visiting Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Brandeis University)

Social Networks of Taglit Alumni: Four Implications 

Fern Chertok (Associate Research Scientist, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University)

From Tourist to Traveler:Continuing the Journey After Taglit

Rabbi Joy Levitt (Executive Director, The JCC in Manhattan)

Rabbi Jonah Pesner (Senior Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism)

Discussants: 

Rabbi Jeffrey A. Summit (Neubauer Executive Director, Tufts Hillel; Research Professor, Department of Music, Tufts University)
Boston IACT Post Taglit-Birthright Program 

Prof. Shaul Kelner (Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University)

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