ORDINATIONS & GRADUATIONS - 1999

Monday, May 3, 1999
Cincinnati Los Angeles Jerusalem New York
Ordination, June 5   Ordination, March 11 Ordination, May 16
Graduation, June 2 Graduation, May 17   Graduation, May 13


CINCINNATI 
Graduation -- 2 June 1999 / 18 Sivan 5759 

Ph.D. in Semitic Languages 
Tarsee Li

Ph.D. in History of Biblical Interpretation 
Curtis Paul Giese 
Timothy E. Saleska

Ph.D. in Rabbinic Literature 
W. David Nelson

Master of Philosophy in Hebraic and Cognate Studies 
Peter H. Dongell 
Jim L. Hiner, Jr. 
Shannon Eileen Schaffer 
Brian Albert Smith

Master of Arts 
Timothy David Hadley 
Charles Mathew Ramsey

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters 
Donnielle Catrice Aaron 
Frank Adam DeWoskin 
Jessica Erin Locketz

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa 
Professor Richard Breitman

Professor of History at American University 
Professor Christopher BrowningProfessor of History, Pacific Lutheran University 
Sister Ruth GrafProfessor of Theology, Xavier University 
Professor Jan KarskiRetired Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University &Holocaust resistance leader 
Dr. Herbert H. PaperProfessor Emeritus of Linguistics and Near Eastern Languages,HUC-JIR/Cincinnati 
Dr. Ben Zion WacholderSolomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice,HUC-JIR/Cincinnati 
Professor Herbert ZafrenDirector of Libraries Emeritus, HUC-JIR 
1999 Dr. Bernard Heller Prize 

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke -- address

Graduation Address

Dr. Michael Meyer, Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History,HUC-JIR, Cincinnati 

CINCINNATI 
Ordination -- 5 June 1999 / 21 Sivan 5759 

Ordained as Rabbi 
Ilana Greenfield Baden 
B. Allison Bergman 
Mark Covitz 
Anthony Bryan Fratello 
Scott Isaiah Hausman-Weiss 
Thomas Stephan Heyn 
Elissa Miriam Kohen 
David Craig Komerofsky 
Jamie Samisch Korngold 
Audrey Rhona Korotkin 
Laura Suzanne Lieber 
Jessica Erin Locketz 
Joseph Benjamin Meszler 
Joseph William Prass 
Roxanne J. Schneider 
Beth Lyn Schwartz 
Daniel Micah Sherman 
Judith Hannah Spicehandler 
Seth Mark Stander 
Todd Michael Thalblum 
Joanna Tract 
Howard Voss-Altman 

Ordination Address 
Rabbi David Wolpe


LOS ANGELES 
Graduation -- 17 May 1999 / 2 Sivan 5759 

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters 
Linda Earle Bertenthal 
Charles Kahn Briskin 
Melissa L. Fogel 
Jordan Ari Friedman 
Tali Esther Hyman 
Leah Susan Malmon 
Laura I. Neuman 
Bruce Anthony Raff 
Philip C. Rice 
Lisa Ann Rosenberg 
Sarah Dania Schechter 
Karen Shahon Strok 

Joint Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education 
Ellen Cindy Lefkowitz 
Debra Lynn Sagan

Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service 
Robyn Nicole Altmann 
Shoshanna Hecht Arnall 
Joslyn Simone Arnon 
Andrea Carolyn Bardack 
Rachel L. Chertkoff 
Joshua Richmond Epstein 
Sara Ann Greene 
Aaron Louis Gross 
Stephanie Kaplan 
Alyssa Martin. 
Scott Michael Minkow 
Joshua M. Stone 
Stacy Ilana Walter

Master of Arts in Jewish Education 
Michael Scott Churgel 
Lori Brockman Grodan 
Joui Marlo Hessel 
Renee Jill Rubin

Master of Arts in Judaic Studies 
Shannon McGrady Bane

Doctor of Hebrew Studies 
Elayne Meir Breslaw 

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa Dr. Edna Amir Coffin

Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, Department ofNear Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
Dr. Jane G. PisanoSenior Vice President of External Relations, University ofSouthern California 
Dr. John K. RothRussell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College

Graduation Address 
Dr. Jane G. Pisano

JERUSALEM 
Ordination -- March 11, 1999 / 23 adar 5759 

Rabbinic Ordination and Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters 
Miri Gold 
Ada Zavidov

Ordained as Rabbi 
Andrew Solomon Davids

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa 
Professor Joseph Dan 
Esther Herlitz 
Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch 
Professor Amnon Rubinstein 
Rabbi Robert L. Samuels

Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa 
Rabbi Charles Emanuel 
Rabbi Ronald Kronish

NEW YORK 
Graduation -- May 13, 1999 / 27 Iyar 5759

Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature 
Thomas Mark Alpert 
Mollie Ellen Cantor 
Reni Lynn Dickman 
Randy Craig Fleisher 
Robyn Weiss Frisch 
Serena Lynn Fujita 
Ruth Michael Gais 
Nadia Elizabeth Gold 
Elizabeth Wayne Goldstein 
Jeffrey Wolfson Goldwasser 
Lev Robert Herrnson 
Elisa Sherri Izes 
Dena Faye Klein 
Michael Adam Latz 
Eric Jay Lazar 
Seth A. Limmer 
Tamar Sarah Malino 
Joshua Evan Lampert Minkin 
Jeremy Slater Morrison 
Robert Alan Nosanchuk 
Rebecca Jennifer Pomerantz 
Richard Myron Prass 
Randy Ellen Sheinberg 
David Seth Widzer 
Mara Shana Zimmerman 

Master of Sacred Music 
Angela Warnick Buchdahl 
Sheila Deborah Case 
Jennifer Lynn Frost 
Renata Kruzhkova 
Janet Bess Leuchter 
Eric Damon Miller 

Master of Arts in Religious Education 
Cory David Chargo

Doctor of Ministry 
Rabbi Richard F. Address 
Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman 
Rabbi Eric M. Lankin 
Rabbi Steven A. Moss 

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa 
Dr. Peter J. Gomes

Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Pusey Minister inThe Memorial Church, Harvard University 
Dr. Joseph GutmannProfessor Emeritus of Art History, Wayne State University 
Evelyn H. Lauder
Senior Corporate Vice President, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.,Founder of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation 
Robert M. Morgenthau District Attorney New York County 

Graduation Address 
Dr. Peter Gomes

NEW YORK 
Ordination -- May 16, 1999 / 1 Sivan 5759 

Ordained as Rabbi 
Victor Seth Appell 
Marcus Lance Burstein 
Todd Charles Chizner 
Valerie Cohen 
Scott Michael Corngold 
Anne Ebersman 
Kim Sara Geringer 
Jennifer Elyse Krause 
Jonathan Franklin Kupetz 
Michael Jerome Lezak 
Barry Michael Lutz 
Craig Harris Marantz 
Edythe Held Mencher 
Ellie Lynn Miller 
Gary Edward Pokras 
Rebecca YaTl Einstein Schorr 
Felicia Lauren Sol 
Jessica Brockman Spitalnic 
Eric Benjamin Stark 
Peter William Stein 
Roderick Young 
Julie Anne Zupan 

Invested as Cantor 
Angela Warnick Buchdahl 
Sheila Deborah Case 
Jennifer Lynn Frost 
Renata Kruzhkova 
Janet Bess Leuchter 
Eric Damon Miller 

1999 Roger E. Joseph Prize 
The Institute of Contemporary History and Weiner Library, London, England 
The Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Ordination and Investiture Address 
Dr. Ellen M. Umansky, Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies 
Fairfield University 

This information is correct as of April 1999, but is subject to change


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