The Grad Network is the hub for Jewish life for graduate and professional students at Columbia University. Join us for campus-based and city-wide events including holiday celebrations, networking, Jewish learning, social gatherings, and more!
Happy New Year! Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with The Grad Network. Make a caramel apple, drink some cider, and eat the best apple snacks around while getting to know grad students from across Columbia Univeristy. This event is FREE, but please RSVP to help us decrease food waste!
The High Holidays are an opportunity for us to carve out this time for reflection and repentance.
Much has been said and learned before Rosh Hashana about Teshuva (repentance). In yeshivot, people often study of the laws of Teshuva, the philosophy of Teshuva, etc. What is often lost is, very simply: how do I go about DOING it? How do I begin to take stock of myself, the first step in self-improvement? This workshop is totally personal and confidential. There will be no sharing, but rather a series of questions that you will answer (for yourself only!) in writing. There will be a bit of learning, but the main focus will be a guided writing exercise about oneself and one's actions. Bring a laptop or pen and paper, and an open mind about yourself.
Dr. David I. Bernstein is the Dean of Pardes. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from New York University. He also attended Yeshivat HaMivtar. David has been the Dean of Pardes since 1998. Previously, he was the director of Midreshet Lindenbaum, popularly known as Brovender’s, for 12 years. David was a Jerusalem Fellow at the Mandel School for Jewish Education in Jerusalem from 1996-1998. Before making Aliyah in 1984, David was the director of informal education at the Ramaz Upper School in New York City, where he created and taught a 2-year curriculum integrating world and Jewish history.