Interview with Robin Kahn and the Undergraduate Fellows

Robin Kahn, Director of Undergraduate Fellow Program: "For the past three years, I have had the privilege of directing the Mandel Center’s Undergraduate Fellows Program, a program that offers professional learning to a select group of Brandeis undergraduates teaching in supplemental settings.

I am passionate about this work. As the director of Education and Teen Engagement at Temple Israel of Natick, I am engaged full time in supplemental Jewish education, which is too often overlooked as a location for serious Jewish learning. But we know that serious, engaging, powerful and creative Jewish learning does take place in supplemental settings in the Boston area and across the country.

It is a privilege to share what I have learned with these newer educators from our program. Ben Zoma asks, “Who is wise?” His response, “One who learns from every person.” I have learned so much from the undergraduate fellows.

Recently, I asked current and recent fellows to reflect on their learning. Some of their responses follow."