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)


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) 


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)


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)