List College Alumna Awarded Nahum Goldmann Fellowship

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February 3, 2010, New York, NY

amAnya Manning, a 2007 alumna of The Jewish Theological Seminary’s (JTS) Double Degree Program with Barnard College has been awarded a Nahum Goldmann Fellowship.

The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship is a special program aimed at nurturing a new generation of Jewish leaders across the world. It provides an intensive experience of Jewish learning, living, and leadership for young men and women who show serious interest in Jewish culture and demonstrate a potential for individual growth and community leadership.

Men and women from Europe, the Former Soviet Union, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Latin America, and Israel have successfully completed the previous fellowship programs. Named after the late Dr. Nahum Goldmann, the fellowship program is initiated and sponsored by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Ms. Manning will be participating in the twenty-second annual international fellowship to be held in Croatia. Ismar Shorsch, chancellor emeritus of The Jewish Theological Seminary and the Rabbi Herman Abramovitz Professor of Jewish History, is on this year’s fellowship faculty. A number of JTS graduates, including Rabbi Jeni S. Friedman in 2002 and Rabbi Irit Printz in 2003, have participated in previous Nahum Goldmann Fellowships.

Ms. Manning writes that she “looks forward to studying with Jewish leaders from twenty-three different countries and addressing such topics as the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora and how Diaspora communities can learn and help each other. It's a rare opportunity for intimate study with some of the greatest scholars of our day, including Chancellor Emeritus Schorsch and Hebrew University Professor Moshe Halbertal.”

Ms. Manning received a degree in Midrash from List College and a degree in Environmental Science from Barnard.