Shalom! I’m Roy Faigenbaum, a rising Senior at the University of Pittsburgh from Philadelphia, majoring in Political Science, Urban Studies, and Philosophy. The best part about the triple major combination that I am engaged in is the unique mentality that I find myself approaching situations with; Political Science leaves me critical, while the Urban Studies…

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Shalom! I’m Emily Rollman, Pittsburgh native and incoming Junior at Tulane University in New Orleans. This summer I have the opportunity to intern at Jacob Peres Office, a strategic communications and design consultancy firm. Each day on the job is different. I spent my first two days accompanying a group of foreign journalists as they…

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Shalom!!! I’m Elli Warsh from Westfield, New Jersey. I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Health Services with a focus in Community Health Assessment. This summer I am interning at StarTau, a startup accelerator at Tel Aviv University. After visiting Israel with my family following my Bat Mitzvah, I felt an…

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Shalom! My name is Jamie Barishman and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am studying Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering is an interesting major because of how broad it is. After taking some classes and overall learning more about what I can do with this major, I decided I was…

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Hello, My name is Alli Bernstein and I am from Pittsburgh. This August I graduate from Kent State university with a BSc in Tourism Management with a minor in Business. I’m passionate about travel, and love seeing and experiencing new things wherever I go! My junior year, I studied abroad with Semester at Sea in…

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My name is Anneliese and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh double majoring in psychology and accounting. My Placement Coordinator Brittney, managed to find the perfect internship that combines both of my majors. I’m interning at a small financial startup company called Genie. Genie was started by my boss who one…

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Hi! My name is Rachel Adelsheimer and I am from Pittsburgh. I go to Penn State University and am majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with the goal of becoming a Speech Pathologist. This summer, I am interning at Gan Bein Cremim Vesadot in Rishon Litzyon, which is a kindergarten for eight boys with Autism.…

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For the last four weeks, I’ve been working for an organization called Wadi Hawar, a refugee advocacy organization targeted at integrating Sudanese refugees fleeing the Darfur Genocide into Israeli life, either for future residency or for them to support themselves until they are approved to move to another country. Wadi Hawar also connects refugees with…

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Shalom! I am Eric Baum from Pittsburgh, PA. I study Political Science at Miami University. I am interning for BrightBug Media, a start-up company focused on specialized e-commerce. My time in Israel so far has been amazing. I feel a deep connection with the city of Tel Aviv, the country of Israel, and the Israeli…

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My name is Gabriel Kaufman and I grew up in a small town called Jenkintown right outside of Philadelphia. Approximately 5 minutes from my house is Cheltenham High school: both Benjamin Netanyahu and Lil Dicky, two notorious tzaddikim, attended this High School. Although Cheltenham and much of the surrounding area is very Jewish, my town…

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I’m Nika and I’m an upcoming Sophomore at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. I study Environmental Engineering and am interning at Zalul—a small water protection organization that combines legislation and activism. Being at Zalul has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I was worried at school that perhaps Environmental Engineering wouldn’t be as…

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Shalom from Israel! I’m Emma and I go to the University of Pittsburgh. I’m a junior Chemistry major and my internship this summer is working in an Organic Chemistry lab at Bar Ilan University. How fitting! The process of finding an internship for me was exciting and also nerve wracking. I heard back from multiple…

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Hi my name is Arielle and I am an incoming Junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Psychology and on the pre-Physical Therapy track. I am interning at Tel Aviv University in the Physical Therapy Department as a lab assistant. When I thought about coming to Israel to get work experience it was a…

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We just completed a phenomenal week of Snowbirds Events in Florida. With over 200 in combined attendance at three events (Boca Raton, Naples, and Sarasota/Longboat Key). It was great to reconnect with our donors who winter down south. Rabbi Danny Schiff, our Jewish Foundation Scholar, spoke masterfully at all three about the perceived threats facing…

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I know I haven’t written in several weeks.  My lack of authoring this weekly piece is not a reflection on the quantity and quality of work being done by our Federation. During the last few weeks, I was in Israel as part of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Assembly and Board meeting.  The Jewish Agency…

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