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Meet Adena Kleiner

Adena KleinerAdena Kleiner, 21, is a senior in Stern College, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Biology and English Literature.  As an avid attendee of the Straus Center events, Adena was thrilled to continue her relationship with the Straus Center by participating in an honors course on Love and Hate taught by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik. Additionally, she participated in Rabbi Soloveichik’s weekly learning sessions dedicated to studying both C.S. Lewis and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s perspectives on enduring moral and theological questions.  Inspired by the many leaders Adena heard in Straus Center public forums, and her commitment to communal and intellectual life on campus, Adena served as the Corresponding Secretary of Stern’s Student Council during the academic year of 2012-2013. Furthermore, due to her to her interest in politics and ethics, Adena will serve as the Secretary General of Yeshiva University’s Model United Nations Conference in February 2014.  Adena hopes pursue a career in law and Jewish communal leadership.