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Campus Director of The David Project Phillip Brodsky has just been announced as the leader of the "Being an Effective Advocate for Israel" breakout sessions on Saturday, May 3.
Brodsky joined The David Project in June 2010 after graduating from the Hornstein Heller Graduate Program at Brandeis University. As the campus director, Brodsky works with the campus coordinators to reach out to student leaders to help them engage their peers with Israel in new and exciting ways. He believes that every student has the potential to make a difference for Israel and seeks to develop programs that will help students gain the leadership skills to be successful now and in the future.
Before earning his MBA and Master’s in Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis, Brodsky was the director of Jewish programming for Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. With AEPi, Brodsky taught student leaders how to organize successful philanthropic programs, bring Jewish enrichment programming into their chapters and talk about Israel within the fraternity and sorority community. His pro-Israel work while with AEPi was recognized by the Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC and the North American Interfraternity Conference. Brodsky grew up in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Brookline, Mass., with his wife, Kali.
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe has also been announced as the Friday, May 2 dinner speaker on Jewish ethics and a leader of the "Jewish Ethics in Everyday Life" breakout session. Rabbi Yaffe is dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law in New York, N.Y.; director of the Institute for Judaic Knowledge, based in Newton, Mass.; and a member of the editorial staff at Chabad.org.
Rabbi Yaffe has lectured and led seminars and is continuing legal education programs throughout North America, as well as in Africa, Australia, Latin America and Europe. He has authored articles for various forums and the Jewish Learning Institute's "Living with Integrity" course.
Rabbi Yaffe has been scholar-in-residence to Chabad at Harvard, where he served the greater Harvard and MIT communities.
Rabbi Yaffe was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Portland, Maine, and Los Angeles, Calif. He studied at Yeshivot (rabbinic colleges) in Miami, London, and New York, and received rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch, in Brooklyn in 1989.
He was a fellow of the post-ordination program at the Leeds Kollel in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England from 1990-1992.
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