Shalem College
January 19, 2020

Grad Pride: Michael Schwartz ’18, Strengthening Peoplehood Through Education

In the second installment of “Grad Pride,” a video series that follows Shalem alumni as they contribute to their country and people through professions in a range of fields, we feature Michael Schwartz ‘18. A graduate of Shalem’s second class, Michael is currently the director of research and educational development for Masa Israel Journey, responsible for designing meaningful, relevant educational experiences for thousands of young Jewish professionals who come to Israel from around the world each year. For Michael, helping these Jews explore and answer the questions at the heart of their identity feels natural after four years at Shalem, where big ideas were the focus of every subject, and students were always encouraged to follow those ideas, wherever they may lead.