Jane Hoffman is an educational consultant. She recently attended a program for Colby alumni in New York City with Colby’s dynamic young rabbi, Rachel Isaacs, to learn about Jewish life on campus. Jane writes, “Serving as both the rabbi on campus and at the Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville, Rabbi Isaacs is trying to strengthen Jewish life both at Colby and in the Waterville area. She spoke of Colby’s interest in developing academic expertise in the study of rural Jewish life in America and, I believe, an endowed chair for such. She talked about having Colby students tutor bar and bat mitzvah students in the community. In fact, the Development Office welcomes funds to support the activities both of Rabbi Isaacs and academics at Colby.” * Alan Taylor will start a new position occupying the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Chair in the history department at the University of Virginia in August.