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Student Awards 2015

2015 group photo of Jewish Studies Awards recipients

Sarah Baron, ’15
Major: Jewish Studies
Minor: Anthropology
The Baruch S. and Pearl W. Seidman Student Award
Joshua Blachorsky, '16
Major: History
Minor: Jewish Studies
The Harold and Betty Perl Student Award
This year Josh worked with Professors Gary Rendsburg and Azzan Yadin-Israel on his History honors thesis, entitled “Rome and the Rabbis: Examining the Relationship Between the Severan Dynasty and the Patriarchate in Late Antiquity." Next year Josh will be attending the University of Oxford for his MA degree then return to the U.S. to work on his Ph.D. at New York University.
Leila Gordon, ’17
Double Major: Jewish Studies and Political Science
The Ruth Feller Rosenberg Endowed Student Award
Next fall, Leila plans to attend Tel Aviv University for one semester.
Michael Guggenheim, ’16
Major: Political Science
Minor: Hebrew Language
Dr. Benjamin F. Glasser and Lillian Glasser Endowment
Michael has been an active participant in the Rutgers University Mock Trial Association, Rutgers Hillel and their Hebrew club.
Ari Gutman, ’16
The Betty and Julius Gillman Memorial Student Award
This summer, Ari will participate in a Summer Intensive Ulpan at Tel Aviv University.
Charles Loder
MA student in Jewish Studies
The Maurice Meyer III and Irma Meyer Student Award
This summer Charles will be doing archaeological fieldwork in Israel.
Aaron London, ’16
Major: English
Minor: Hebrew Language
This past year, Aaron wrote an honors thesis in the English Department entitled Voice from the Ashes: An Exploration of Witness in Second Generation Holocaust Poetry
Zev Newman, ’16
Major: History
Minor: Jewish Studies and Art History
The Bernice and Milton I. Luxemburg Student Award
Upon graduation, Zev plans to work as a paralegal for a year before attending law school.
Lincoln Richman, MA student of Social Work with certificate in Jewish Studies
The Alexander and Ruth Seaman Student Award
Outside of Rutgers, Lincoln teaches music, history, and ethics and Hebrew schools and Jewish camps.
The Herbert & Jacqueline Klein Study in Israel Award recipients:
Paulina Banasiak and Yushi Wang, Rutgers School of Social Work–Israel (Winter 2015 program)
Anna Gichan, DanceJerusalem, Hebrew University (2015-2016)
Alon Rabinovich, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology (Fall 2015).
Read more about Paulina Banasiak.

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