Five 11th graders from the Washington area are among the 26 students selected for the 35th cohort of the Bronfman Fellowship. They are:
Benjamin Guggenheim, of Silver Spring, a student at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Benjamin runs a monthly podcast called “Parabiblica for the Perplexed” about the ancient Jewish works that did not make it into the Hebrew Bible. He attends Kemp Mill Synagogue.
Meyer Leff, of Washington, attends Georgetown Day School. He is working on a book of 200 movies he thinks every person should watch.
Josie Reich, of Washington, is a student at School Without Walls Senior High School. She founded the school literary magazine, and served as president of the drama club and vice president of the debate team.
Mia Shenkman, of Arlington, is in the IB program at Washington-Liberty High School. She attends Temple Rodef Shalom where she leads civic engagement programs as the social action vice president for the synagogue’s teen youth group.
Ma’ayan Stutman-Shaw, of Washington, is a junior at Georgetown Day School. She co-leads the Jewish Student Coalition, is a representative for Student Government and an active participant in Fata Morgana, her school’s student-run, student-led dance company.