2018-2019 BJE Intern
Michelle Blumenthal serves as the 2018-2019 BJE Intern while she pursues a joint Masters Degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Nonprofit Management. She comes to BJE after serving four years as the Director of Jewston, Houston Hillel’s community for Jewish 20somethings.
Michelle is a Birthright fellow who has staffed several Birthright trips through URJ Kesher. She sat on the Young Adult Committee at Congregation Emanu El in Houston, Texas, her childhood synagogue, as well as the local JDC Entwine Planning Committee. Before arriving in Houston, Michelle lived in Boca Raton, FL, where she served as the Program Associate at the Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, as well as taught third and seventh grade students at Temple Beth El.
Prior to her work in Florida, Michelle lived in Jackson, MS where she spent two years as an Education Fellow at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. While there, she fell in love with Southern Jewish culture and decided to become a Jewish Professional. To enhance her knowledge, Michelle enrolled in the HUC-JIR Certificate in Jewish Education Specializing in Adolescents and Emerging Adults in 2011. Michelle graduated from the University of Arizona in 2010, with a double major in Judaic Studies and Communication. Michelle was an active member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, interned at University of Arizona Hillel, and spent her summers on staff at URJ Greene Family Camp.