Alumni Stories

Mann DinaDina Mann graduated from Rutgers College in 2005 majoring in Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Jewish Studies. While at Rutgers, Dina wrote her Henry Rutgers Thesis on “The Binding of Isaac and its Influence on Israeli Society” as shown through Israeli film. She received the Rudolph and Mary Solomon Klein Award upon graduation. Since May 2007, Dina has been pursuing an M.S. at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has had by-lines in The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Denver Post and The Arizona Republic. Her stories cover a wide range of topics: A-rod, knitting with plastic bags, and theme parties. In 2007-08, Dina interned for The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC. Besides her graduate work, Dina has been a member of the Park Avenue Synagogue faculty for three years. She teaches Jewish history, culture and the Hebrew language to congregants of all ages.

“I found the faculty of the Bildner Center to be especially warm and helpful. Whenever I was in need of research assistance, or a good ear to listen to ideas, I always found faculty and staff to assist. The broad scope of Jewish History, from ancient to contemporary Judaism in America, has aided me in both my teaching and my general outlook on the world.”

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