• 2017 Week 7 – Haley Steinman and Zachary Benson

    2017 Week 7 – Haley Steinman and Zachary Benson

    I cannot believe it is already our final week as TI fellows. This summer has been an enriching experience beyond words and a summer I’m sad to see go. I’ve connected to my Jewish identity through beautiful Shabbat and Havdallah services and even learned that sometimes a meaningful shabbat can…

  • 2017 Week 6 – Sarah Siskin and Samuel Woods

    We are nearing our final weeks of the fellowship, and this program continuously exceeds my expectations. This past week, our group was offered a tour of the National Ornamental Metal Museum. I am a born and raised Memphian but can honestly say I had no knowledge of the only metal…

  • 2017 Week 5 – Georgia Kimmel and Mitchell Bradley

    2017 Week 5 – Georgia Kimmel and Mitchell Bradley

      I will admit I was a bit nervous before the fellowship began. My main fear was that my expectations of my internship, the other fellows, and the fellowship as a whole were too high. But my fear was shattered to pieces once I arrived. My entire experience this summer…

  • 2017 Week 4 – Joely Nadler and David Benham

    Well, the halfway point of this summer has come and gone. All 16 of us summer TI transplants have been living and working in Memphis for a month now, and we only have one month left ahead of us. I feel like I’ve already learned so much…but I also feel…

  • 2017 Week 3 – Alayna Weiss and Jonathan Samuels

    These past few weeks of the TI Fellowship have encompassed everything I could have wanted during the summer – a great internship/ opportunities for professional development, opportunities to further my Jewish identity, an exciting city to explore, and a killer group of new friends to explore with. During the week,…

  • 2017 Week 2 – Heidi Cowen and Joseph Bloomston

    2017 Week 2 – Heidi Cowen and Joseph Bloomston

    I’ve a feeling I’m not in the North anymore. Everyone I meet is so kind and hospitable! Being a true Northerner, coming from New York and going to school in Massachusetts, I would have never expected to find myself in the South, especially in the (hot and humid) summer! However,…

  • 2017 Week 1 – Daniela Berlinski and Gabe Feldstein

    One week down in Memphis and I can already tell this summer will be one of opportunities. The first day at work, as a consulting intern at Informa Economics, I was given my very own office (pretty exciting for a 19-year-old college student!!) and three different projects to already dive…

  • 2016 Week 10 – Carly Singer and Daniel Barrach

    I didn’t know before participating in the TI Fellowship how much of a stranger I was to Memphis. Ironic, considering I’ve been calling it home my entire life. But between spending roughly a decade of my summers at overnight camps, moving away for college, and staying within the East Memphis…

  • 2016 Week 9 – Golda Kaplan, Logan Corsello, and Sam Rosenberg

    With only a few days left in Memphis, I have been taking some time to reflect on my summer and the experiences I’ve had here. Over the past ten weeks I have grown and learned so much from my internship. Working at Roots Memphis has taught me a lot about…

  • 2016 Week 8 – Charlie Finan

    It is hard to believe Week 8 of the Fellowship has already come and gone! This summer has flown by thanks to a great internship and close friends. Having been raised in Memphis, I didn’t know if this summer would be able to show me new great things about the…