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Alumni participate in GESHER Festival of Jewish Life

Gesher Festival of Jewish Life is a program of JDCRegions. Hosted in Bulgaria, Gesher is a 4 day festival of Jewish learning and professional development, through various activities, lectures, discussions & workshops, which reinforce the diversity of each person’s Jewish identity.

This May, alumnae Amanda Winer and Sarah Glickstein represented Challah for Hunger at the festival. We asked Amanda and Sarah to share some photos and reflect on their experiences. Click here to see hear what Gesher was all about!

Thanks to alumna Kate Belza and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation for providing this opportunity!

Interview with Alumni Leaders

This week, we share a virtual interview with 4 Challah for Hunger alumni. Where are they now? What have they taken away from their Challah experience? How do they stay involved? 

Who’s in “the room” and what’s your connection to CfH?

Liz Smulian: I helped establish the Emory University chapter, and was president/co-president throughout my time in college. I am currently on the CfH Board of Directors as Fundraising Chair and will be the incoming Board Chair in August 2015.

Kate Belza: Founder and President, Challah for Hunger at the University of Virginia (UVa), Chapter Advisor for Elon, GW & FIU (2013-2014)

Jeff Marks: Chapter Advisor for CfH@Binghamton & CfH@Cornell, Member of the Board of Directors Fundraising Committee; CfH@Binghamton, Former Chapter Co-Coordinator & Sales Team Member (2009 – 2014 during undergraduate and graduate school)

Rachel Hamburg:  Pomona College chapter founder, Chapter Advisor, member of alumni giving circle

Click here to read the full interview.

On Service, Philanthropy and Flexing our Leadership Muscles

by Dana Baruch, as featured on the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Blog, May 1, 2015

In March we gathered in Austin, TX to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. This celebration, which was one of many celebrations throughout the year, focused on honoring volunteer leadership. We recognized several of our board members, and honored Dana Baruch, a long-time board member and the organization’s current Governance Chair who shared her thoughts on leadership, philanthropy and challah in an interview. 

Click here to read Dana’s interview on the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Blog.