On January 12, 2021, legendary Young Judaea educator and mentor, Mel Reisfield, passed away in Jerusalem. Mel touched many lives in his decades with Young Judaea – in the US and in Israel - and the impact of his dedication to education, Jewish peoplehood, and Israel is felt across generations.
Since his passing, Judaeans all over the world have gathered to mourn, honor, and remember Mel. In February, a Yom Iyyun – Day of Learning – was held, featuring different speakers, panels, and breakout room sessions. If you would like to watch the events from the Yom Iyyun, you can find the archived videos here. Additionally, please consider donating to the Mel Reisfield Memorial Fund which will support the Mel Reisfield Education Initiative for Young Judaea. May the legacy of Mel’s work inspire the next generations of Young Judaeans.