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Student Spotlight: Meet Joint School of Education and Zelikow Alumna Missy Goldstein

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mazel Tov! Missy Goldstein is recent graduate of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR's Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. Prior to atteninding HUC-JIR she spent several years working with URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, Hillel, and the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. 

Missy writes:

I'm proud to say that I have completed my final year of the Joint Master's program, pursuing the M.A. in Jewish Education and M.A. in Jewish Nonprofit Management. Having worked in an educational capacity in a nonprofit immediately prior to beginning HUC-JIR, I felt that these two degrees would pair perfectly for the career I plan to pursue. The nonprofit program has shown me so much I didn't know about the Jewish organized world, which led me to shift my focus in that direction. I completed my capstone project for each program, both addressing professional development in the Jewish communal world. I'm also excited to be the first HUC-JIR intern at the Silverlake Independent JCC, where I'm focusing on outreach within the East Side Jews program, an irreverent, non-denominational collective of Jews living in Los Angeles’ East Side. The last year of the program has been challenging and exciting and I look forward to everything that's around the corner.

Would you like to speak with Missy and other HUC-JIR students? Let us know! And learn more about our joint Masters in Education and Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management program here.


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