SDJA senior named Bronfman Fellow

The Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel selected La Jolla Shores resident and San Diego Jewish Academy senior Daniel Penner as one of 26 North American high school students to be Bronfman Fellows.

The fellows participated in an intensive five-week program of study and travel in Israel designed to develop future community leaders committed to Jewish unity. Bronfman Youth Fellows were asked to devise and lead social actions projects upon returning home after the summer.

Two academic areas where Penner excels are writing and music. During his junior year, he assisted in the founding and administration of the SDJA Maimonides Arts Collective, an after-school program for upper school students that pools the talents and passions of arts educators in the fields of dance, music, theater, writing and visual arts. Penner is also the arts page editor for the Lion’s Den, San Diego Jewish Academy’s student paper.

In addition, Penner is a member of the varsity tennis team, a tutor in math for high school students and a founding member of the Hand Up Food Pantry at the San Diego Jewish Family Service.