|Advocating for Israel and for Peace on Campus
Judah Ariel, Rabbi Jonathan Crane, Dr. Susannah Heschel, Gwynn Kessler
Rabbi Jonathan Crane serves as the Graduate Programs Director at Harvard University's Hillel. A native of Seattle, he was active in the North American Federation of Temple Youth, the youth arm of the Reform Jewish community, and served as its president. After an undergraduate education in international relations at Wheaton College (MA) summa cum laude, he went on for a MA in International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. On a Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellowship, he studied at Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad, India, for his MPhil in Gandhian Philosophy. As a Wexner Graduate Fellow he attended Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion for his rabbinic training. Jonathan has worked around the world with various Jewish and non-Jewish communities and organizations. He enjoys researching and teaching social change, nonviolence, and Jewish ethics.
Dr Susan Heschel is Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Heschel is the author and editor of numerous works in the areas of Jewish history, feminism, religion, and the Holocaust, including the classic On Being a Jewish Feminist (Schocken Books, 1983) and most recently, Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press, 1998).
Gwynn Kessler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida-Gainesville.