University of Pittsburgh

A testimonial of a student on the JSF program.

Derek Kwait

At the Ivy League Men’s Program I was privileged to experience true expression of love and concern for a fellow Jew. The faculty is comprised of strong, intelligent, and beautiful Jewish women who go above and beyond their job requirements to educate and nurture their students as mentors and role models. Learners come to Ivy League from a broad gamut of backgrounds and quickly form unique bonds while supporting one another through their spiritual journeys and challenges. After a year and a half I am still discovering the ways in which my experience at Ivy League impacts my growth in Torah. I whole-heartedly recommend the program to everyone; you will discover that your heritage is an invaluable treasure. My name is Derek Kwait, I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and went to Ivy League the summer before my senior year at the University of Pittsburgh, where I major in fiction writing, with minors in film studies and Jewish studies. When my campus rabbi suggested Ivy League to me, at first I wasn’t sure it would be right for me— I had never been in a formal Jewish learning environment besides Sunday and Hebrew school; I am not Chassidic, plus I would …

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