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Special D'var Torah

Friday, June 1, 2018 • 18 Sivan 5778

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Emanu El will welcome home one of our "alums" as Michelle Blumenthal will give the D'var Torah during our 6pm Shabbat worship.

Home in Houston for a few weeks before continuing her studies, Michelle will be sharing with our congregation about her year in Israel, what she has learned at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and how her involvement at Emanu El influenced her decision to enroll.

Upon her visit to Emanu El in June, Michelle will have just finished the first of three years in HUC-JIR’s joint Masters in Jewish Education and Jewish Nonprofit Management Program.

A graduate of Helfman Religious School, Michelle’s ties run deep at Emanu El with leadership responsibilities in TEFTY as a youth and on the congregation’s Young Adult Committee as an adult. Additionally, she taught second grade in Helfman for four years while serving professionally as the Director of Jewston, Houston Hillel’s community for Jewish 20-somethings.

Prior to her tenure as a professional in Houston, Michelle served as the Program Associate at the Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach. Other professional experience includes two years as an Education Fellow at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (Jackson, Mississippi), where she fell in love with Southern Jewish culture and decided to become a Jewish Professional. 

A 2010 graduate of Arizona with a double major in Judaic Studies and Communication, Michelle was an active member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, interned at University of Arizona Hillel, and spent her summers on staff at URJ Greene Family Camp.

We look forward to welcoming the community to learn about Michelle’s experiences.

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