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Hi! I’m Jenna Kershenbaum, and I am from Teaneck, New Jersey. After graduating from the Frisch School, I spent the 2013-2014 (5774) year studying at Midreshet HaRova. Those ten months of my life are among the most meaningful, and they made such an impact on my life that I have chosen to live in Israel. Aside from taking advantage of the opportunity to learn “l’shma,” my year at HaRova enabled me to gain the necessary tools I needed in order to define my Judaism.

Immediately upon returning from my year in Israel, I began my studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Because of the solid foundation that was built during my year at HaRova, I was able to successfully navigate my way through both personal and religious challenges. HaRova served as a sort of guiding compass for me during my years at university, and I am so grateful for the role it has played in my life.

I graduated from Rutgers in May 2018 with majors in History and Jewish Studies, as well as a certification in Public History. I currently live in Jerusalem with my husband, and I work at Yad Vashem on their development team.