Now in his third-year at Mount Allison, religious studies student Elijah Teitelbaum has worked as a teaching assistant, assisted Dr. Fiona Black with her research, hosted a radio show with campus and community radio station CHMA, launched the University’s first student-run press, Underbridge, all while remaining involved in the Jewish community at Mount Allison.
“I was drawn to the small class sizes at Mount Allison,” says Teitelbaum, who is from Toronto. “I wanted to attend a university where I could know my professors in my first and second years, so I was able to approach them much more freely and take advantage of their expertise.”
Teitelbaum chose religious studies because he feels it is incredibly important for understanding societies and peoples.
“I have come to realize that comprehending religion is, truly, comprehending culture in its broadest sense; it is an examination of how individuals and groups approach and relate to the world around them.”
He says his most memorable moment so far at Mount Allison has been the Underbridge Press' first major project, publishing Ragged by third-year English student Taylor Losier.
While he says he may some day pursue a career in publishing, he would like to first attend graduate school in religious studies.