עם ישראל בארץ ישראל על פי תורת ישראל
The Aryeh Scholars are a select group of Yavneh Fellows passionate about Religious Zionism. Yavneh empowers these students to advance the ideals of עם ישראל בארץ ישראל על פי תורת ישראל through educational projects, advocacy and activities that advance Religious Zionism in the United States.
Aryeh Scholars’ commitment:
Fulfill all aspects of the Yavneh Fellowship
Attend the Yavneh Seminar in Israel over winter break (including a $500 travel stipend)
Participate in seminars during the year on the core ideas and texts of Religious Zionism
Develop and implement a leadership project focused on Religious Zionism
2019-20 Aryeh Scholars
Faraz Moallemi is a Junior at Santa Monica College with a major in Computer Science. He is very active in the Jewish and Israel advocacy community through his work as the Vice President of Students Supporting Israel of SMC, and he often goes to events run by the Chabad and JLIC on campus. He is looking forward to strengthening Jewish life on his campus.
Golda is a Sophmore in Columbia majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is the Communications Director for 6Days Productions, a volunteer at Youth for Debate, a member of Columbia’s Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, and an active SSI member. In her free time Golda can be found writing poetry, singing songs, and walking into things simultaneously.
Jonathan Kirsch is a freshmen at Binghamton University studying business in the School of Management. Aside from being a Yavneh fellow, Jonathan is involved in a countless amount of Israel activism programs and Jewish outreach on campus. Some of Jonathan’s hobbies include playing basketball and baseball, attending Binghamton basketball games, and learning with the Chabad Rebbeim.
Jonny Nooriel was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia and attended the Atlanta Jewish Academy. Afterwards, he went on to study at Yeshivat Orayta for a year and is now a freshman at Georgia State University. There he is involved in Hillel and Chabad on campus, as well as being the Masa Ambassador for the University. On his free time Jonny loves to be active, play sports and have a good time with friends and family.
Netanel is from Teaneck, NJ. He went to Torah Academy of Bergen County for high school followed by a year of Torah study at Yeshivat Lev Hatorah. He is now studying civil engineering minoring in music at Rutgers University and serves as Education Chair and Gabbai for the Mesorah Orthodox community at Rutgers Hillel. He did one year of yavneh and is excited to return as an Aryeh fellow this year.
This is Rachel Gilder. She is currently at York College but is very active in the Queens College Jewish community. She hopes to bring more activities to the Queens College campus and greater Queens Community.
Before attending the Macaulay Honors program in Queens College, Robin attended Frisch for High School and MMY during her year in Israel. She is Majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Jewish Studies with plans on going into Jewish education. Robin has been active in Yachad for the past few years in various leadership capacities and is also apart of the the JLIC programming team in Queens.
Sara Schatz was born and raised in Jersey, but she hasn't been there too much but since she graduated high school. She spent two full years shteiging away at MMY (MMY) in Jerusalem, and is now in her second year at Stern as a Jewish Education major and Psych minor. She is also the proud president of Yeshiva University's Israel Club, Genocide Awareness Club (she also serves as a student delegate in an international fellowship that combats crimes against humanity across the globe), and Blood Drive Committee, and is the layout editor for her college's newspaper. Sara loves community and learning from the variety of personalities that G-d put on this planet, and is incredibly excited to foster that love through Yavneh this year.
Sarah is from Long Beach, New York, and just returned from studying at Midreshet Lindenbaum in Jerusalem for the year. She’s a Viticulture and Enology major at Cornell University, and is very excited to get involved on campus. In her free time, you can find her reading, traveling, or crocheting kippot.
Sam grew up in Fort Lee, NJ, went to Ramaz for high school and then went to study and train for a year at Mechinat Keshet Yehuda in the Golan Heights. Sam is a sophomore majoring in Genetics and hopes to be a doctor one day (after making aliyah and serving in the IDF). Outside of Yavneh, Sam is involved in Israel advocacy, serving on the board of Scarlet Knights for Israel, and in a cappella, as a member of Kol Halayla, the Jewish a cappella group on campus.