Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rabbi Jordan Soffer

Dr. Tali Aldouby-Schuck

Two members of Carmel Academy’s educational leadership team have received prestigious international fellowships.

Dr. Tali Aldouby-Schuck, Carmel Academy’s director of Judaic studies and professional development, is one of 20 young Jewish professionals from the United States and Europe selected for the 2017 Paradigm Program.

The Paideia Paradigm Fellowship, which is funded through the UJA Federation of New York, was created at Paideia, The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, to support Jewish intellectual life and culture in Europe and promote cross-cultural dialogue within and beyond the Jewish world.

The program invites 10 American and 10 European young professionals to join with contemporary Jewish thinkers for an immersive exploration of Judaism, culture and identity in today’s open environments.

Participants and presenters explore issues of Jewish community, identity and tradition. They gathered last week in Stockholm, Sweden, for an intense six-day program of study, inquiry, workshops and intercultural activities.

Carmel Academy rabbi-in-residence,Rabbi Jordan Soffer, has been selected for the Adaptive Leadership Lab Fellowship, the flagship program of The Jewish Agency For Israel’s Global Leadership Institute.

Rabbi Soffer is part of a select group of 19 young Jewish professionals from around the world chosen to be part of this global adaptive leadership training program which utilizes a methodology developed at Harvard University to tackle local and global challenges within the Jewish world.

Participants learn and work together on systemic challenges facing the Jewish people, preparing them to exercise leadership in their communities. The cohort convenes for three different week-long conventions in Israel, Budapest and Montreal.

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