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Akiba-Barrack Alumni Shine!

Our alumni play leading roles in all walks of life, including:

Mordechai Rosenstein ’51

Judaic Artist

Jake Tapper ’87

CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent

Leonard Barrack ’60

Attorney & Communal Leader

Ross Berkowitz ’90

Founder & Executive Director of Tribe 12 Jewish Network

Miriam Hartman Beazley ’76

Principal Violist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Josh Shapiro ’91

Chairman, Montgomery County
Board of Commissioners

Mitch Albom ’76

Best-selling Author & Sports Columnist

Jamie Mendelovici Geller ’96

Cookbook Author & TV Personality

David J. Wolpe ’76

Rabbi, Author, & Communal Leader

Alison Klayman ’02

Filmmaker & Human Rights Activist, 2011-2012 Alfred I.duPont Silver Baton Award for outstanding journalism

Josh Landes ’80

Co-Founder & Manager of Wynnefield Capital LP

Eric Schorr ’07

LionPAC President at Columbia University & AIPAC’S 2012 Campus Advocate of the Year Award Recipient

Gail Shuster Norry ’83

Chair, National Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federations of North America

David Carel ’09

Yale Global Health Initiative Fellow & HIV/AIDS Activist in South Africa and 2013 Rhodes Scholar

David Agus ’83

Oncologist, Biomedical Pioneer & Author of The End of Illness



Meet our Akiba-Barrack Rhodes Scholars
and Fulbright Fellows:

Rhodes Scholars

David Carel '09

  • Yale University ‘13, Majors: Global Health, Economics and Social Entrepreneurship

As a Yale Global Health Initiative Fellow, he has headed projects targeting HIV/AIDS educational programs to susceptible youngsters in the Kwazulu-Natel section of South Africa.

Currently studying at Yale University.

Benjamin M. Eidelson ’04

  • Yale University ‘08, Political Science and Philosophy Major
  • PhD in Philosophy, Oxford University ‘11

Ben is pursuing a law degree at Yale. His academic work concerns the philosophical foundations of the concept of wrongful discrimination.

Currently is currently studying law at Yale University Law School.

Jonathan Levine ’93

  • Cornell University ’97, Physics and Geology Major
  • Rhodes Scholar, BA & MA, Oxford University
  • MS, PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Jonathan Levine’s interests are centered on the physics of the planets, planetary materials, and interactions between the Earth and its environment in space. His experimental work has included analyses of lunar samples collected by the Apollo astronauts, meteorites, presolar mineral grains, and interplanetary dust.

Currently Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University.


Fulbright Fellows

Miriam Berger ’08

  • Wesleyan University ’12
  • Fulbright Fellow in Egypt, June 2012

Miriam graduated from Wesleyan University in the spring of 2012. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study media in Egypt.

She began her study and research on June 1, 2012.

Isaac Freilich-Jones ‘05

  • University of Chicago ‘09, Mathematics, Economics and Sociology Major
  • Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia

Isaac is an Associate at O-H Community Partners, Ltd, a premier economic development consulting firm in Chicago that focuses on small business, social impact, innovation and analytics.

Currently an Associate at O-H Community Partners, Ltd. Economic Development Consulting Firm.