October 28, 2020

Grad Pride: Tal Eitan ’17, Cultivating Leaders of Character and Commitment

Tal Eitan ’17, a graduate of Shalem’s second class, is next up in “Grad Pride,” a video series that follows college alumni as they contribute to their country and people through influential professions in a range of fields. Tal, who worked to encourage young Israelis’ interest in the political process during her time at Shalem, became one of the country’s only female directors of a pre-army leadership program after graduation. Bringing religious and secular youth together in a desert setting to study Zionism and Jewish identity, engage in community service, and (literally) make the desert bloom, Tal’s program extends Shalem’s vision of preparing men and women of character and commitment as leaders for Israel into the farthest reaches of the state.

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