This is the second in a three-part series that also appears on eJewishPhilanthropy. The interviews were conducted by Abigail Pickus, an Israel-based freelance writer.
Rabbi Marc Rosenstein, 64, moved to Israel from theUnited States in 1990 and settled on Moshav Shorashim in the Galilee, then a small community founded by a group of young American immigrants. Ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), he worked in the States as a pulpit Rabbi and a high school principal.
Today, he is the director of the Israeli Rabbinic Program of HUC-JIR and also the director of The Galilee Foundation for Value Education – Shorashim, which uses informal education to build bridges between Arabs and Jews, Jews and Jews, and Israel and the Diaspora. Its programs include a Jewish-Arab youth circus and a Hebrew-Arabic regional internet newspaper.
Recently, Marc addressed the REALITY Israel Experience group, a 10-day tour of Israel for Teach for America corps members to explore Israel’s education and social justice systems, gain exposure to top Israeli leaders and thinkers, and uncover and re-commit to the values that drive their passion for public service. REALITY Israel Experience is a project of the Schusterman Family Foundation and the Samberg Family Foundation, in partnership with Teach for America.
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