• 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…

  • 2016 Week 7 – Rachel Rotter and Brandon Shapiro

    Judaism and the Concept of Connectedness: The night is balmy; a distinct sort of electricity, the kind that borders on thunder-storm weather, permeates the air, whispering promises of excitement and anticipation for the hours to come. As condensation prickles along the window panes of the apartment, a group of TI…

  • 2016 Week 6 – Leah Schwartz and Brent Chester

    I don’t know if it’s possible to miss something before you’ve even left it, but that’s currently how I’m feeling about the arts scene in Memphis. Through my internship at ArtsMemphis I’ve had the privilege to hear about countless cultural events occurring throughout the city whether it’s a Sundance short…

  • 2016 Week 3 – Jaclyn Nagel and Alex Alpert

    2016 Week 3 – Jaclyn Nagel and Alex Alpert

    At the beginning of this month, I drove 13 hours from my hometown in the suburbs of Detroit to Memphis, a city I hadn’t visited since I was 6-years-old. I was coming here as a stranger, not knowing what Poplar was or that flinging toothpicks at Huey’s is actually encouraged.…

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    2016 Week 5 – Lainey Felsenthal and Caleb Hausman

    It’s kind of like when you go to Jerry’s Sno Cones and get your favorite flavor, “Fuzzy Navel.” You picked out the flavor long ago because the name was funny, and since then you’ve been forever hooked; it now tastes like home. Your friend tells you they’ve never been, so…

  • 2016 Week 4 – Ashley Vogel and Alex Underberg

    July 4th weekend took flight with a tour of Memphis’ famous FedEx World Hub. What an awesome experience!! All the fellows gathered at the apartment at 9:45pm to be shuttled over to the hub ready for the tour at 10:30. There are so many different buildings that make up the…

  • Paige Mandelman and Carly Singer on top of the Shrine Building

    2016 Week 2 – Paige Mandelman and Zach Cheever

    Time and place are a funny thing. That odd feeling that days are long but years are short. That when you watch a pot starting to boil it takes hours but the moment you occupy yourself with something else it’s suddenly boiling. And now that odd feeling that I moved…

  • 2016 Week 1 – Juliana Harkavy and Jack Fargotstein

    Hey ya’ll!! The Memphis TI Fellowship is off to a great start after the first week. Everyone has become adjusted to their new work schedules, and the new living situations. We have had plenty of time to meet new people, considering we are such a great group of young adults.…