Two JTS Students and One Alumnus Named to Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” List:

Charlie Schwartz, Yael Buechler, and Yoni Stadlin

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July 15, 2010, New York, NY

Charlie Schwartz and Yael Buechler, students at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), and Yoni Stadlin, an alumnus of JTS, have been named to Jewish Week’s prestigious “36 Under 36” list of young Jewish innovators.

Mr. Schwartz will soon enter his fifth year at The Rabbinical School of JTS as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and is pursuing a master’s degree in education at JTS’s William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. He is a leader in the field of Jewish educational technology, having cofounded, an online platform that allows educators easy access to high-quality, well-organized, multimedia content. Mr. Schwartz currently serves as the Jewish Life director for JTS’s Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies with his wife, Andrea Wershof Schwartz.

Ms. Buechler will also begin her fifth year at The Rabbinical School this fall, and this summer she will receive a master’s degree in Midrash from The Graduate School of JTS. Ms. Buechler is a community, religious, and social organizer. In addition to serving as the co-coordinator of the JTS Women’s Center, she also serves as a gabbai at the independent minyan Kehilat Hadar. Ms. Buechler works part-time as the program director of Congregation Beth El in South Orange, New Jersey, and her parashah-inspired fingernail designs have been featured in the online magazine Tablet. A JTS legacy, Ms. Buechler is the daughter of Rabbi Howard Buechler, a 1985 graduate of The Rabbinical School.

Mr. Stadlin received a degree in informal Jewish education from The Davidson School. With his wife, Vivian Lehrer, he has founded Eden Village Camp, a Jewish sleep-away camp in Putnam Valley, New York, focused on environmental consciousness and sustainability. Opening for the first time this summer, Eden Village will allow campers the opportunity to learn organic farming and wilderness skills within the confines of an inclusive Jewish community. Enrollment for this summer at Eden Village has already exceeded expectations.

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