, ’96AG, an AGS doc-toral student, authored “Engen-dering Equality in the Early Child-hood Classroom” in
Jewish Values f or Growing Outstanding JewishChildren
, edited by Cheryl Meskin(CAJE, 2005).
, PhD, ’86S, AGSassistant professor, authored“Change in Jewish Day Schools:Organizational Capacity andBarriers,”
Journal of Jewish Educa-tion
, fall 2004.
, PhD, SCW professor of chemistry;
, PhD,SCW laboratory specialist; and
, PhD, and
,both YC instructors of chemistry, attended the GordonConference on Chemistry Educa-tion Research and Practice atConnecticut College in New Lon-don in June.Drs. Estes and Blaupresenteda poster, “The DNAMelt: Composition, Sequence,and Thermodynamics,” represent-ing work done in collaborationwith SCW student
,pro- fessor emeritus of Jewish studies,contributed an article, “AnneFrank’s Diary and Its Place in World Literature” to
,vol. 13, 2005. The volumewaspublished by the Dr. MosheCarmilly Institute at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. Healso authored the forward toMagda Herzberger’s
(Aus-tin, 2005).Five students at YUHS-Girls werenamed Commended Students inthe 2006 National Merit Program:
was a semiﬁnalist.
Rabbi Mark Gottlieb
YH,’90Y,R, YUHS-Boys head of school, waspart of a delegation of 60 Amer-ican rabbis who met with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC,in September. The meeting was co-ordinated by George Mason Uni-versity’s Center for World Reli-gions, Diplomacy and Conﬂict Res-olution. The Jordanian king spokeabout “Islam and Judaism: BeyondTolerance.”
PhD, YH,’77Y,R,B,E. Billi Ivry Professor of JewishHistory and chair, Rebecca IvryDepartment of Jewish Studies atSCW, represented the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) at theannual meeting of the AmericanCouncil of Learned Societies inPhiladelphia and at the 14th World Congress for Jewish Studiesin Jerusalem, where he offeredgreetings, together with thePresident of Israel, Moshe Katzav,and the presidents of HebrewUniversity and the World Union of Jewish Studies. He delivered aseries of papers at conferencescommemorating the 900thanniversary of Rashi’s death thatwere held in Jerusalem; Portland,OR; Chicago; and Worms, Germany.His most recent publicationsinclude entries on the Tosafot andon the history of the rabbinatethrough the early modern periodin the second edition of the
Encyclopedia of Religion
and anarticle in
Printing the Talmud: FromBomberg to Schottenstein,
pub-lished by YU Museum.
, director of admis-sions at YUHS-Girls, is the recipientof a 2005 Greenspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Ed-ucation. In addition to her admini-strative responsibilities, she teach-es a course on women and Jewishlaw. The award honors outstand-ing classroom-based teachersin formal Jewish educational settings.
, PhD, Samson andHalina Bitensky Professor of Eco-nomics, published three articles:“Price Controls in Jewish Law—AnEfﬁciency Analysis,”
23,2005; “Ethical Dilemmas in theTelemarketer Industry,”
,vol. 38 no. 3, fall 2004; “Ethicsand Efﬁciency and the Role for Government in Fostering EthicalConduct Within the Framework of Altman’s Behavioral Model,”
Jour-nal of Economic Psychology
, vol.26, Oct. 2005.
, PhD, Gwendolynand Joseph Straus Professor of Jewish Education at AGS and SCW,spoke on “Children and Trauma”at the Center for Clinical PastoralEducation in July.
Henry T. Rubin
, JD, YU’s senior director of gift planning, Depart-ment of Institutional Advance-ment, spoke on “Estate and GiftPlanning for Physicians and HealthCare Professionals” at the 2005National Conference on PlannedGiving, in Kissimmee, FL in Sep-tember. This is the second consec-utive year he was asked to speakat this conference, which attractsmore than 500 gift planning experts,attorneys, and ﬁnancial planners.
, PhD, YH,’69Y,B,Fanya Gottesfeld-Heller Professor of Jewish Education, AGS, wrote“Parshat Haazinu” in
edited by Naftali Rotten-berg (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute,2005).
, YUHS-Girls Englishdepartment chair, received the2005 Educator of Excellence Award from the New York StateEnglish Council. The awards hon-or teachers who are “leaders inthe classroom, and who consis-tently strive to improve the in-structional practice of themselvesand their colleagues.”
YH,’98Y, associatedirector of annual giving, on themarriage of his brother, David’05SB, to Estee Slansky.
’43Y, former PRdirector, and wife Rachel on thebirth of a grandson, Jordan ElliotHarstein, to Jonathan and Carole.
President Richard M. Joel
andwife Esther (Ribner) ’83F on thebirth of a grandson to Aliza(Schwartz) ’98S,A and Rabbi Avery Joel ’00Y,R.
Rabbi Ari Rockoff
’00SB,R, direc-tor of community initiatives, andwife Deborah (Podell) ’97S on thebirth of daughter Sheera Abigail.
Albert T. Brod
, in September.A YUGuardian with his wife, Lois, heestablished the Albert T. and LoisBrod Scholarship and the Albert T.and Ruth Hagy Brod Scholarship.
Norman F. Levy
, in September. With his late wife, Betty, hebecame an Einstein Founder andCancer Research Donor. Theyestablished the Betty and NormanF. Levy Foundation Fellowship atBRGS and the Norman F. LevyLobby at the Beren Campus.
Ruth (Goldman) Miller
’65W, in August. She was the wife of thelate
Rabbi Israel Miller
’38Y,R,YUsenior vice president emeritus.Condolences to children
’68Y,R,B, director of YU’s Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem;
Rabbi Michael Miller
’80S; and Debbie Kram.
, in October.He was the second dean of SSSB.Condolences to his wife, Laura,and the entire family.
, PhD ‘77F, inMarch. An educator and retired ad-ministrator at the Ramaz School,he taught at AGS for 17 years.Condolences to wife Nehama(Deutsch) YH,’54TI, and children,Binyamin (Shudofsky) Shalev ‘79Y,Rachel, and Leora.
, SSSB adjunctprofessor of management, on theloss of his father , Maurice.
, MD, AECOM pro- fessor of medicine and pathology,and associate dean of academic af- fairs, on the loss of his mother, Pola.
, a YU Benefactor with his daughter, Vivian GlueckRosenberg, on the loss of his sister,Betty Kahan. She was the mother of Rabbi Nathan Kahan ’74Y,B,R.
Kathryn O. Greenberg
, CSL boardchair, and her husband, Alan, onthe loss of his mother, Esther Greenberg.
People in the News
Red Sarachek, LegendaryBasketball Coach, Dies
Bernard “Red” Sarachek, leg-endary head basketball coach atYeshiva University from 1942to 1943 and 1945 to 1969,passed away in Deerﬁeld, FL,Nov. 14 at the age of 93.As athletic director, he ledand inspired generations of YUathletes. He willingly lent hisunparalleled expertise tocoaches and players through-out the United States andIsrael. Red Sarachek has beenimmortalized at YU through itsannual national Jewish highschool basketball tournamentthat proudly carries his name.Condolences to his children, Arlene (and Joseph)Weismann, Esther (and Bert) Blitner, Jules, and Michael(and Jane), his eight grandchildren, and three great grand-children.News of Red Sarachek’s death broke as we went to press.Look for an article about him in the next issue.
Key to School Abbreviations
A, AECOM Albert Einstein College of Medicine • AG, AGI Azrieli GraduateSchool of Jewish Education and Administration • BG, BGSS Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Sciences • B, BRGS Bernard Revel GraduateSchool of Jewish Studies • BSJM Belz School of Jewish Music • CTICantorial Training Institute • C, CSL Cardozo School of Law • F, FGSFerkauf Graduate School of Psychology • I, IBC Isaac Breuer College of Hebraic Studies • J, JSS James Striar School of General Jewish Studies •MSDCS Max Stern Division of Communal Services • Y, MYP YeshivaProgram/Mazer School of Talmudic Studies • SBMP Stone Beit MidrashProgram • R, RIETS Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary • S, SCWStern College for Women • SG Sue Golding Graduate Division of MedicalSciences • SB, SSSB Sy Syms School of Business • T, TI Teachers Institute •T, TIW Teachers Institute for Women • W, WSSW Wurzweiler School of Social Work • Y, YC Yeshiva College • YH, YUHS Yeshiva University HighSchools (MSTA The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy) (SWHSG SamuelH. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls)
YESHIVAUNIVERSITYMorry J. Weiss,
ChairmanYU Board of Trustees
Richard M. Joel
Dr. Norman Lamm
Georgia B. Pollak
Executive Director of University Communications
Joshua L. Muss, Chairman, Board of Directors, Yeshiva College; Marjorie Diener Blenden,Chairman, Board of Directors, Stern College for Women; Bernard L. Madoff, Chairman, Board of Directors, Sy Syms School of Business; Ira M. Millstein,Chairperson, Board of Overseers, AlbertEinstein College of Medicine; Kathryn O. Greenberg, Chairman, Board of Directors, BenjaminN. Cardozo School of Law; Robert Schwalbe, Chair, Board of Governors, Wurzweiler School of Social Work; Mordecai D. Katz, Chairman, Board of Directors, Bernard Revel Graduate Schoolof Jewish Studies; Katherine Sachs, Chair, Board of Governors, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology; Moshael J. Straus, Chairman, Board of Directors, Azrieli Graduate School of JewishEducation and Administration; Julius Berman, Chairman,Board of Trustees, (afﬁliate) RabbiIsaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; Erica Jesselson, Chairperson, Board of Directors, (afﬁliate) Yeshiva University Museum.
Board listings as of November 1, 2005.
Jerry Bergman, Marcy Frank, June Glazer, Norman GoldbergDavid Hillstrom, Cara Huzinec, Esther KustanowitzPeter Robertson, Deborah Schupack, Hedy Shulman, V. Jane Windsor
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