Ordination and Graduation -- 1997

Monday, June 2, 1997
Cincinnati New York Los Angeles Jerusalem
Ordination, June 6 Ordination, May 18   Ordination, July 16
Graduation, June 4 Graduation, May 16 Graduation, May 12 Graduation, July 16

 


CINCINNATI ORDINATION 
June 6, 1997 / 1 Sivan 5757

Ordained as Rabbi
Jeffrey Richard Astrachan
Susan Bulba Carvutto
Ari Jacob Goldstein
Sheila Beth Goloboy
Mark Kaiserman
Andrea Carol Lerner
Daveen Harriet Litwin
Samuel Robert Morais
Jay Henry Moses
Theodore Hirsch Riter
Richard Neil Schechter
Zachary Rootberg Shapiro
Elena L. Stein
Max Wallace Weiss
David Hillel Wilfond

Ordination speaker
Dr. Judith Plaskow, Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College, New York, NY

 

CINCINNATI GRADUATION 
June 4, 1997 / 28 Iyar 5757

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters
Lawrence Alan Bach
Javier E. Cattapan
Barry Leland Cohen
Heidi Michelle Cohen
Mark Covitz
Andrea Rachel Fisher
Brenner Joseph Glickman
Andrea Michelle Goldstein
Michael Aaron Mellen
S. Robert Morias
Joel Myles Mosbacher
Steven Hayim Rau
Elaine Fay Rose
Richard Neil Schechter
Aaron Reuben Sherman
Jon Avram Sommer
Yael Sabath Splansky
Mark David Strauss-Cohn
David Hillel Wilfond

Master of Arts
Shawn Phinney

Master of Philosphy
Richard Dean Crooks
Helene Marie G. Dallaire
Tarsee Li
Ting Wang

Doctor of Philosphy
John David Fortner
George Snyder, Jr.

Doctor of Hebrew Letters
Barton Gary Lee

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
Reverend Ernest H. de Souza, spiritual leader of the Jewish community of Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Professor William G. Dever, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Arizona
Judge Nathaniel Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio
Deborah Willen Meier, Senior Fellow, Annenberg Institute, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Cincinnati, Ohio

1997 Dr. Bernard Heller Prize
Ambassador Dennis Ross, Special Middle East Coordinator in the Department of State

Graduation Address
Professor William G. Dever, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Arizona

 


NEW YORK ORDINATION 
May 18, 1997 / 11 Iyar 5757

Ordained as Rabbi
Alan Mark Berlin
Deborah Lynne Bodin
Joshua Michael Davidson
Ellen Flax
Matthew Dennis Gewirtz
Neal David Gold
Renée Beth Goldberg
Debora Sophie Gordon
Jonathan Daniel Klein
Michele Brand Medwin
Sydney Beth Mintz
Leon Alan Morris
Nancy Rita Myers
Janet Irene Offel
Wendy Lynn Drucker Pein
Jonah Dov Pesner
Sarah Helaine Reines
Jennie Castleman Rosenn
Lisa Beth Silverstein
Adam Victor Stock Spilker
David Dine Wirtschafter
Mary Lande Zamore

Invested as Cantor, Master of Sacred Music
Melissa Lynne Adleman
Kenneth Arthur Jaffe
Michael Moses Mandel
Jacqueline Leigh Shuchat Marx
Mark Joel Perman
Jaime Lynn Shpall

1997 Roger E. Joseph Prize
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Chair, Afro-American Studies Department, Harvard University

Ordination and Investiture Address
Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson, Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, Great Neck, NY

NEW YORK GRADUAITON 
May 16, 1997 / 9 Iyar 5757

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
Betty Friedan, Spokesperson for Women's Rights
Miles Lerman, Chairman, The United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Dr. Arno Penzias, Nobel Laureate in Physics; Vice President and Chief Scientist, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations
John Slade, Senior Managing Director, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.
Doctor of Ministry
Rabbi Bruce Sylvan Block
Rabbi Deborah Alexis Hirsch
Reverend William Everett Kelly
Reverend Robert Lawsine
Fr. Edmond J. Nixon
Sr. Josephine Mary Paul Otiotio
Fr. Steven Yagerman

Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature
Scott Turberg Aaron
Peter Scott Berg
Stacy Sigman Berman
Marcus Lance Burstein
Joshua L.W. Caruso
Zoë Grashow
Boaz David Heilman
Allison R. Henteloff
Marc Daniel Israel
Daniel Judson
David Michael Kessel
Daniel Albert Lehrman
Michele Brand Medwin
Helga J. Newmark
Hara Elizabeth Person
Mark Howard Sameth
Rachel Rubinstein Smookler
David B. Thomas
Deborah Honey Till
Andrew D. Vogel

Graduation Address
Miles Lerman, Chairman, The United States Holocaust Memorial Council

 


LOS ANGELES GRADUATION 
May 12, 1997 / 5 Iyar 5757

Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service
Judith Lyn Atkin
Orly Bender
Amanda Bernstein
Lauren Michelle Chizner*
Todd Brian Cobin
Lisa Joy Freed
Julie Lynn Harris*
Kimberly Ann Isaac
Rachel Stern Komerofsky*
Michelle Deanne Landau
Julie Beth Lebenson*
Stefanie Ann Lichtman*
Susan Elizabeth Lippe*
Tiffani Roisman
Tanya Sorkin
Michele Lynne Waldman

Master of Arts in Jewish Education
Master of Arts in Jewish Education Elissa Schwartz Ben-Naim
Lauren Michelle Chizner*
Bryan Conyer
Felicia Beth Goodman
Julie Lynn Harris*
Scott Isaiah Hausman-Weiss
Rachel Stern Komerofsky*
Jonathan Franklin Kupetz
Julie Beth Lebenson*
Stefanie Ann Lichtman*
Susan Elizabeth Lippe*
Craig Harris Marantz
Birgit Ruth Mechanick

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters
Vered Lynne Avissar
Todd C. Chizner
Holly Renee Levin Cohn
Lauren Silverstein Cohn
Scott Michael Corngold
David Craig Komerofsky
Michael Jerome Lezak
Barry Michael Lutz
Daniel Jonathan Moskovitz
Rebecca Yaël Einstein Schorr
Daniel Micah Sherman

* Indicates Joint Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education

Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
Norman Leslie Auerback, M.A.H.L., M.Ed., Chaplain, Palo Alto V.A. Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
Roberto David Graetz, M.A.H.L., Rabbi, Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, CA
Stephen S. Pearce, M.A.H.L., Ph.D., Rabbi, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA
Stephen Robbins, M.A.H.L., Rabbi, Congregation N'vay Shalom, Beverly Hills, CA
Mel Silverman, M.A.H.L., D.H.L., Jewish Chaplain, California Institution for Men (Chino); Calfornia Institution for Women (Frontera); California Rehabilitation Center (Corona), Costa Mesa, CA

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
Ted Kanner, M.S., Federation Executive (retired); Adviser on Jewish Organizational Life
Edward Sanders, LL.B., National Leader in Jewish Communal Affairs; Attorney
Morton Owen Schapiro, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California

Graduation Address
Morton Owen Schapiro, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California

 


JERUSALEM ORDINATION AND GRADUATION 
July 16, 1997 / 11 Tammuz 5757

Ordained as Rabbi 
Rabbi David Meridach
Reuven Sternschein
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa 
Professor Yoram Dinstein, Professor of International Law and President of Tel Aviv University
Stanley P. Gold, CEO of Shamrock Holding and former Chairman of the Board of Governors of HUC-JIR
Justice Moshe Landau, Former President of the Supreme Court of Israel

Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa 
Rabbi Jeffrey H. Bearman, Israel Tour Guide and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Specialist
Rabbi David J. Forman, Director, International Education Programs, Union of American Hebrew Congregations

Doctor of Hebrew Letters
Rabbi Edgar Nof


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