Archive for the ‘Faculty, Student and Alumni Profiles’ Category

Meet Aliza Storchan, Revel MA student in Bible

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Revel student Aliza Storchan plans to finish the coursework for her MA in Bible in June, and then take the comprehensive exam in September. At this point, Aliza explains, she has “fallen in love with the Revel community.” Aliza came to Revel after earning an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, double-majoring in Judaic […]

Meet Yaakov Taubes, Revel MA student in Medieval Jewish History

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Yaakov Taubes was attracted to Revel because of the “amazing professors and small class sizes that allow students to develop a relationship with leaders in the field of Jewish studies.” Now he is a semester away from completing his MA in Medieval Jewish History. Yaakov also hopes to finish semicha at RIETS by June 2014. […]

Meet Alumna Yaelle Frohlich, Revel’s new Alumni Coordinator

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Revel welcomes back alumna Yaelle Frohlich as the graduate school’s new Alumni Relations Coordinator. Yaelle earned her master’s degree in Modern Jewish History in January 2012, and is currently studying for her doctorate in NYU’s joint program in History-Hebrew & Judaic Studies. “Although I decided to continue my academic training at NYU, I have remained […]

Meet Ahuva Gold, Revel MA student in Bible

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Ahuva Gold, currently finishing up her MA in Bible at Revel, will be staffing the Revel welcome desk and helping to strengthen our school’s alumni network. Ahuva has been a part of the YU community since 2008 when she began studying at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education while also teaching at the Moriah […]

Meet Racheli Taubes, Revel MA student in Bible

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Racheli Taubes (nee Ratner) was planning on becoming an optometrist.  On the other hand, she had always known that Jewish learning and teaching was something that she enjoyed and that it would be an important part of her life. When she was invited to apply to the pilot year of Stern College’s Jewish Educators Project […]

Meet Ariella Polakoff, Revel MA Student in Jewish History

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Though Ariella Polakoff is new to Revel, her face will soon become a familiar one to Revel students and faculty. Ariella will serve as one of the Revel Student Liaisons beginning this fall, sharing her warm smile at the welcome desk in the new Revel Dean’s Suite.

Meet Jonathan Klatt, Revel MA student in Bible

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Jonathan Klatt, originally from Livingston, NJ, is a student at both RIETS and Revel. Jonathan earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Judaic Studies and History and minored in Psychology. Jonathan was not always certain of the field he wished to pursue; his college experience helped guide him toward a […]

Meet Meira Wolkenfeld, Revel Talmud PhD Candidate

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

This past fall Meira Wolkenfeld (nee Rubin) began studying toward her PhD in Talmud at Revel.  Originally from Sacramento, Meira relocated to New York as a student at Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Women in Advanced Talmudic Studies at Stern College (GPATS) where she intended to further her “personal goal of becoming a better Gemara […]

Meet Dr. Shai Secunda: Revel Alumnus

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dr. Shai Secunda earned his PhD in Talmud at Revel in 2008, completing his dissertation entitled “Dashtana—Ke-Derekh Nashim Li: A Study of the Babylonian Rabbinic Laws of Menstruation in Relation to Corresponding Zoroastrian Texts.” He went on to engage in research as a Mandel postdoctoral Fellow at the Scholion Institute of the Hebrew University of […]

Meet Dr. Susan Weissman, Revel PhD in Medieval Jewish History, 2013

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dr. Susan Weissman, who recently earned her PhD in medieval Jewish history, notes the dramatic growth of Revel in recent years.  When she began her studies at Revel, the PhD program was very small, but today it boasts 30 students, with the guidance of Professor Daniel Rynhold, who has been the PhD program director since […]