The Center for Jewish Life - Hillel at Princeton University proudly congratulates Rhodes and Marshall scholars, Miriam Rosenbaum and Samuel Dorison
"Mazel tov!" "Mazel Tov!" resounded at the CJL as news spread of Miriam Rosenbaum's Rhodes Scholarship award. In response to congratuations offered by Rabbi Julie Roth, Miriam commented that the CJL program in Jewish biomedical ethics was part of her Rhodes interview.
"I plan to study bioethics next year in England, specifically how to distribute scarce healthcare resources while taking into account vulnerable populations such as the elderly and disabled. The value to protect those who can't protect themselves was imbued in me through my Jewish education, my grandfather (a Holocaust survivor), and the Jonas Salk Biomedical Ethics Fellowship at the CJL. The fellowship taught me to further apply Jewish bioethical sources to real-life situations, and I hope to continue using this skill throughout my education at Oxford and later on in my career in health policy."
The CJL Jonas Salk Biomedical Ethics Fellowship is a selective semester-long forum for in-depth examination of Jewish views on abortion, reproductive technology, organ donation, life support, and the role of prayer in healing. Fellows meet with leading physicians and scholars and study the core Jewish texts that frame these debates.
Samuel Dorison, awarded a Marshall scholarship, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in May 2011, concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School. He went on Birthright with the CJL in January 2010 with nineteen other Princeton students and currently works at the Harvard Kennedy School.
"I plan to study human rights and international security during my two years in the UK. I hope to understand how the United States, as well as the international community, can make the world more secure while also promoting human rights. An important aspect of this work is thinking carefully about which issues are most important and should be prioritized. In preparing for my interviews, I spoke with Marni Blitz and Rabbi Julie Roth at the CJL about questions of morality and values, and how I approached them. This discussion was incredibly helpful as I considered how to present my beliefs to the selection committees. Speaking with Marni and Rabbi Julie was valuable beyond my interviews; it helped me to more clearly understand my values and their implications for my future work."
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