ORDINATIONS & GRADUATIONS - 1998

Wednesday, July 1, 1998
Cincinnati New York Los Angeles
Ordination, June 6 Ordination, May 17  
Graduation, June 3 Graduation, May 14 Graduation, May 11

CINCINNATI 
Ordination -- 6 June 1998 / 12 Sivan 5758 

Ordained as Rabbi 
Lawrence Alan Bach 
Brian Keith Beal 
James Moss Brandt 
John Louis Bush 
Javier Eduardo Cattapan 
Kenneth Mark Chasen 
Barry Leland Cohen 
Heidi Michelle Cohen 
Lisa Sari Dushkin 
Andrea Rachel Fisher 
Allison Beth Flash 
Brenner Joseph Glickman 
Elaine Rose Glickman 
Andrea Michelle Goldstein 
Deborah Sue Kaiz 
Michael Aaron Mellen 
Joel Myles Mosbacher 
Howard Ira Needleman 
Jacqueline Ninio 
Steven Hayim Rau 
Jon Avram Sommer 
Yael Sabath Splansky 
Mark David Strauss-Cohn 
Jonathan Aaron Tabachnikoff 
Mira Beth Wasserman 
 

Ordination Address 
Dr. Susan Einbinder 
Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature 


CINCINNATI 
Graduation -- 3 June 1998 / 9 Sivan 5758 

Doctor of Philosophy 
Edward Jacob Sandon Boraz 
Jan Gallagher 
Richard M. Hedrick, Jr. 
Hendrik Gert Platt 
Douglas William Redford 
 

Master of Philosophy in Hebraic and Cognate Studies 
David Roy Berge 
Sara Jane Fudge 
Robert Mark Michael Gerth 
Sekwon Kim 
David M. Maas 
Joshua Lloyd Moss 
Donald Charles Ross 
Timothy LeRoy Undheim 
Daniel Rodney Watson 
Manya Marie White 
 

Master of Arts 
Erik W. Nelson 
 

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters 
Alexis Deborah Berk 
Brian Keith Beal 
B. Allison Bergman 
Jonathan Edward Blake 
Shawna Elise Bynjegard-Bialik 
John Louis Bush 
Laurie Cohen 
Lori Cohen 
Franklin Adam DeWoskin 
Anthony B. Fratello 
Ilana Michelle Greenfield 
Shari Lynne Heinrich 
Thomas Stephan Heyn 
Deborah Sue Kaiz 
Alison Beth Kobey 
Elissa Miriam Kohen 
Jamie Samisch Korngold 
Audrey Rhona Korotkin 
Deborah L. Levine 
Laura Suzanne Lieber 
Melinda Michelle Mersack 
Joseph Benjamin Meszler 
Howard Ira Needleman 
Jacqueline Ninio 
Erin Polansky 
Joseph William Prass 
Roxanne J. Schneider 
Beth Lyn Schwartz 
Judith Hannah Spicehandler 
Jonathan Aaron Tabachnikoff 
Todd Michael Thalblum 
Joanna Tract 
Howard Voss Altman 
Mira Beth Wasserman 
 

Doctor of Human Letters, honoris causa 
Dr. James O. Freedman

President, Dartmouth College 
Dr. Bernard JacksonAlliance Professor of Modern Jewish Studies,University of Manchester, England 
Dr. Frank E. ManuelKenan Professor Emeritus at New York University;Alfred and Viola Hart University Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University 
Sister Francis Marie Thrailkill, O.S.U.President, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati 
 

1998 Dr. Bernard Heller Prize 

Count Folke Bernadotte, posthumouslyStatesman and President of the Swedish Red Cross andUnited Nations Mediator 
 

Graduation Address

Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, Chancellor 

NEW YORK 
Ordination -- May 17, 1998 / 21 Iyar 5758 

Ordained as Rabbi 
Scott Turberg Aaron 
Joel Nathan Abraham 
Mona Alfi 
Peter Scott Berg 
Stacy Sigman Bergman 
Joshua L. Caruso 
Dennis J. Eisner 
Daniel Benjamin Gropper 
Boaz David Heilman 
Allison Rachelle Henteloff 
Marc Daniel Israel 
Daniel Allen Judson 
Laurie B. Katz 
David Michael Kessel 
Zoë Grashow Klein 
Noa Rachael Kushner 
Daniel Albert Lehrman 
Peter S. Levi 
Sharon Joelle Mars 
Jennifer Rebecca Marx 
Brian Zachary Mayer 
Hara Elizabeth Person 
Rochelle Robins 
Mark Howard Sameth 
Steven Daniel Sirbu 
Rachel Ann Rubenstein Smookler 
David B. Thomas 
Deborah Honey Till 
Andrew David Vogel 
Josh Davis Zweiback 
 

Invested as Cantor 
Chanin Michele Becker 
Andrew Jay Bernard 
Jennifer Gail Blum 
Gabrielle Jochnowitz Clissold 
Geoffrey Bruce Fine 
Yelena Gurin-Cohen 
David Aaron Katz 
Jessica Lynn Levitt 
Ilana Silberstein Wolpert 
Oksana Yakhkind 
Sarah Anne Zemel 
 

1998 Roger E. Joseph Prize 
Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, Dr. Allan Keller, Director 
The Center for Victims of Torture, Douglas A. Johnson, Executive Director 
 

Ordination and Investiture Address 
Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, President 

NEW YORK 
Graduation -- May 14, 1998 / 19 Iyar 5758

Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature 
David Eli Adelson 
Victor Seth Appell 
Valerie Cohen 
Andrew Soloman Davids 
Anne Alicia Ebersman 
Kim Sara Geringer 
Jennifer Elyse Krause 
Edythe Held Mencher 
Ellie Lynn Miller 
Gary Edward Pokras 
Felicia Lauren Sol 
Jessica Spitalnic 
Peter William Stein 
Roderick Young 
Julie Anne Zupan 
 

Master of Sacred Music 
Chanin Michele Becker 
Andrew Jay Bernard 
Jennifer Gail Blum 
Gabrielle Jochnowitz Clissold 
Geoffrey Bruce Fine 
Yelena Gurin-Cohen 
David Aaron Katz 
Jessica Lynn Levitt 
Ilana Silberstein Wolpert 
Oksana Yakhkind 
Sarah Anne Zemel 
 

Master of Arts in Judaic Studies 
Alan Appelbaum 
 

Doctor of Ministry 
Reverend Godfrey Emeka Amanchukwu 
Reverend Anthony P. Mullen 
Rabbi Harry Daniel Rothstein 
Rabbi Howard Freeman Sommer 
 

Doctor of Hebrew Letters 
Rabbi Zion Zohar 
 

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa 
Glenda Abramson,
 

Professor, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies 
Jacob G. Behrman,Publisher, Behrman House, Inc. 
His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor,Archbishop of New York 
Vladka Meed,Chronicler of the Holocaust Resistance 
Ben Steinberg,Composer 
Laurence H. Tribe,Professor, Harvard Law School 
 

Graduation Address 
His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor,Archbishop of New York 


LOS ANGELES 
Graduation -- 11 May 1998 / 15 Iyar 5758 

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters 
Erica Leslie Burech 
Michael Scott Churgel 
Caryn Michelle Greenberg 
Joui Marlo Hessel 
Marla Rachel Hornsten 
Stephanie Kaplan 
Daniel Nathan Treiser 
Eve Rudin Weiner 
Robert A. Weiner 
 

Joint Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education 
Betsy Alison Barth 
Laura Jane Bramson 
 

Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service 
Audrey Klein Axe 
Elizabeth Gordon Bergman 
Edward Miles Bruckner 
Jennifer Leigh Goldstein 
Adam Louis Inlander 
Alyson Beth Lan 
Danielle Rae Levine 
 

Master of Arts in Jewish Education 
Lauren Silverstein Cohn 
Vered Lynne Harris 
Daniel Jonathan Moskovitz 
 

Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa 
Alan L. Berg,

Rabbi, Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo, CA 
Wayne D. Dosick, Ph.D.,Rabbi, The Elijah Minyan 
Ned J. Stoltz,Rabbi, Temple Beth Tikvah of North Orange County 
 

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa 
Dorothy Corwin,

philanthropist and community leader,HUC-JIR Los Angeles Board of Overseers 
Maurice Stanley Friedman, Ph.D.,Professor Emeritus of Religious Philosophy and Comparative Literature,San Diego State University 
 

Graduation Address Dr. Steven F. Windmueller,

Director, Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service,in honor of the 30th anniversary of the SJCS.


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