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Contact: Cindy Shulak-Rome

csrome@brandeis.edu

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS

A group of nine caucasian college students, seven women and two men.

The 2018-19 undergraduate fellows

The Mandel Center's undergraduate fellows program offers professional learning to Brandeis undergraduates who are working in supplemental Jewish education. Working in collaboration with other student fellows, under the mentorship of a master educator, they are exploring their own Jewish journeys, reflecting on their teaching, developing new inquiry skills, and gaining insight into their students’ learning.

Participants meet six times per semester. Each presents a lesson to peers and provides thoughtful feedback to others. Meetings include kosher dinner and fellows receive a stipend.

Past fellows have said:

"My expectations were more than met….this was an incredible group of Fellows… and the facilitator’s guidance turned our conversations into strategy sessions and knowledge building sessions. I truly didn’t think that this experience would be so impactful, but it was."

“I had a really enjoyable time over the course of the year growing with my fellow teachers and thinking more critically about how to be a better Hebrew School teacher.” 

"These sessions helped me gain a great amount of perspective because they gave me tips on how to be proactive about situations that might arise in my classroom. I especially enjoyed conversations when they were centered around another teacher’s issues, so that I could take time to reflect on my class."

The 2018-19 fellows:

Emily Arkin
Emily Eidler
Natalie Fenwick
Alex Friedman
Ezra Gershman
Mira Israel
Becky Marcus
Daniela Michanie
Jacquie Zenou

Director: Cindy Shulak-Rome