Rena Newman, here in the ETHS art classroom, is a 2015 Bronfman Fellow.Submitted photo

Evanston Township High School junior Rena Newman was selected as a recipient of The Bronfman Fellowships. Rena was chosen as one of 26 high school students from a pool of 285 applicants across the country and is the only 2015 Fellow from Illinois. 
The Fellowship is intended to educate and inspire exceptional young Jews to become active participants in Jewish culture throughout their lives, and to contribute their talents and vision to the Jewish community and to the world at large.

Fellows come from Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, and non-denominational backgrounds. As part of the program, Newman and other selected students will participate in a five-week program of study and travel in Israel, followed by a year of programming centered around pluralism, social responsibility, and Jewish texts.