For the week ending 29 March 2014 / 27 Adar II 5774


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Ari Baumwald

Age 23
Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin - Accounting
Shoresh and Center Programs Alumnus

Ari, 23, grew up in Minneapolis, MN and attended University of Wisconsin in Madison where he majored in accounting. He spent eight months in the Shoresh Program of Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem, followed by four months in the yeshiva’s Center Program. Following this he transferred to Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL.

Ari describes his experience at Ohr Somayach as “just what the doctor ordered”. Although Ohr Somayach classes are obviously of a weighty nature, challenging and thought-provoking, he was happy that there was a good deal of humor sprinkled all the way through as well. Besides the major effect that his experience had on his relationship to his Judaism, he has kept in close contact with the friends that he made there. The skills that he acquired have enabled him to succeed at Skokie, and he has plans to return to Ohr Somayach in the near future.

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