The Brownstone Buzz

The past three months have been action packed at The Brownstone with exciting events for the young professional, collegiate, Israeli and Russian divisions. In addition to a wide range of daily classes, reunions and networking events, The Brownstone hosted several international immersion leadership retreats. Four 7-10 day Metro trips inspired hundreds of students and young professionals from France, Russian and Argentina. Thirty-three young Jewish activists from St. Petersburg participated in an intensive leadership seminar created by The Brownstone in collaboration with key leaders from prominent communal and academic institutions.

More than 100 University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and University of Michigan alumni who gathered to hear Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz discuss “Free Will and Medical Ethics within Halacha, are creating their own community at The Brownstone.  NYU Medical and Dental students, NYU undergrads, and neighborhood young professionals have all enjoyed delicious, inspirational Shabbat meals at The Brownstone.

On an ongoing basis, informative and enjoyable lecture series and get together ‘populated’ the calendar. Growth oriented young women gather weekly for a “Souled” experience that includes a light supper, text based chavruta learning and guest speakers.  Young professional men have their turn to be inspired through weekly schmoozes and outings.   Penn alumni also meet weekly.

Social events have received their spotlight. Many young Russians took part in the Klezbad Cabaret Series and monthly film screenings, while over 60 Israeli’s enjoyed rooftop BBQ’s in honor of both Yom Haatzmaut and Lag B’Omer.

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