Yavneh Rabbi Shulman founded Yavneh in 2017 in order to develop and support student leadership and activism, Yavneh provides training, mentoring, resources and a national network for hundreds of student leaders on dozens of campuses across North America.
JerusalemSummer is an internship and beit midrash program for college students. Rabbi Shulman created the program in order to help students integrate Torah study with their professional and academic careers while living in Israel.
OU-JLIC in Israel Rabbi Shulman directs OU-JLIC's Israel programming, including creating the first OU-JLIC program in Israel at IDC-Herzliya. OU-JLIC's activities in Israel also include gap year leadership training, supporting students' transition to college, and programs for students to continue living, learning and studying in Israel.
Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking new edition of the Talmud that will improve and enrich the way people study, debate, and experience this central Jewish text. Koren Talmud Bavli is designed to enable students at every level to actively participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study. Rabbi Shulman translated several chapters for the project.
Sukkathon2012 was a campus-wide sukkah building competition at Penn created by Rabbi Shulman and directed by Naomi Hachen (class of 2014). Groups of students built sukkot based on a variety of themes and hosted events in their sukkot during the holiday.
The Penn Learning Initiative was a program designed by Rabbi Shulman and Ariel Fisher (now OU-JLIC rabbi at Princeton University) to learn Torah and expand Jewish literacy while fostering dialogue and discussion on meaningful and relevant topics. The basic fabric and structure of the program was peer-to-peer: students reaching out to other students, learning independently with a partner, and engaging in group discussion with a diverse group of peers. Click here to learn more.
Friday Night Lights was a program at Penn pioneered by Rabbi Shulman and Jonathan Eskreis-Winkler. It was started out of a love for talmudic pilpul and to pursue in-depth learning on Shabbat during the long winter nights. This group explored the approach and logic of some of the great rabbinic thinkers of the last 500 years, including the Ketzot HaChoshen, The Steipler and others.