Silver Spring, MD
Born: Schenectady, NY
Family: Married with three children
Attended Machon Shlomo: 1987-1988
Professional History: Office of Soviet and East European Affairs, US Department of Defense (at the Pentagon), 1989-1992; Visiting Fellow in National Security Affairs, Harvard University, 1986-87
Secular Education: BS (1983) in International Relations, Georgetown University; MA (1986) and PhD (1988) in International Relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Doctoral thesis focused on 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Communal Jewish Activities: Active in our shul and day schools in Silver Spring; also Dirshu learning program.
Hobbies: Amateur Radio operator (FCC-registered call sign N3WIZ)
Why I chose to attend Machon Shlomo: After meeting the staff at a summer program, it became clear that going to Machon Shlomo would be the next logical step in my growth.
How my experience at Machon Shlomo has enhanced my life: Machon Shlomo has provided me the foundation for serious talmud learning and for the participation as a full-fledged member of an observant community. It also marks the beginning of great friendships that have lasted 25 years.