Moshe Anisfeld, PhD,
professorof psychology at FGS, presenteda paper, “No Compelling Evidenceto Dispute Piaget’s Timetable of theDevelopment of RepresentationalImitation in Infancy,” at an interna-tional conference on imitation inRoyaumont Abbey, France.
Noyes Bartholomew, DMA
, asso-ciate professor of music, had a com-position accepted for perform-ance during the concert series ofthe League of Composers/Inter-national Society for ContemporaryMusic. The performance
Lament (for Two Children of Ben Luc)
markedthe piece’s world
Pearl Berger, MLS,
dean, Universitylibraries, took over as president ofthe 1,100-member Association ofJewish Libraries when it heldits 37th annual convention in Denverin June. Previously, she held thepost of vice president. AssociateProfessor of Speech and DramaPeninnah Schram gave a story-telling performance during theconvention’s Judaica Festival.
J. David Bleich, PhD,
Herbert andFlorence Tenzer Professor of Lawand Ethics, CSL, spoke on “Physi-cian Conscience Clauses,” Confe-rence on Religious Values and LegalDilemmas in Bioethics, FordhamUniversity School of Law; “Lawand Morality in Judaism,” Facultyof Law, Humboldt University, Ber-lin, Germany; “The Stem CellControversy from a Jewish Per-spective,” Berliner Studien zumJüdischen Recht und CentrumJudaicum, Berlin; and “PränatalerLebensschutz:Theologische, philo-sophische und verfassungsrecht-liche Aspekte,” PodiumsdiskussionHumboldt University, Berlin.
Rabbi Meir Goldwicht,
Joel andMaria Finkle Visiting Israeli RoshYeshiva, has been giving shiurimon the Internet on the Arutz-7website, www.a7.org, since Febru-ary.The shiurim are held everySunday, 4–5 pm, and deal withthe weekly Torah portion, Jewishevents, and events in Israel. RabbiGoldwicht has a following amongregular listeners of Arutz-7 through-out the tristate area. Arutz-7 claims100,000
monthly impressions onits homepage.
Robert J. Greenberg, JD,
assis-tant professor of business law atSSSB, presented a paper, “Democ-racy and Capitalism: Are TheyReally Equal Opportunities Emplo-yers?”, at the annual conference ofthe Pacific Southwest Academyof Legal Studies in Business, PalmSprings, CA. Dr. Greenberg alsoserved as scholar-in-residence atThe Desert Synagogue in PalmSprings, where he spoke on “Enron,Corporate Social Responsibility, andthe Relationship Between the Indi-vidual and the Community as Reﬂe-cted in Parshas Shekalim, Zachor,Parah, and HaChodesh.”
Rabbi Joel A. Hochman, JD,
SSSBassistant professor of accounting,taxation, and business law, deliv-ered a talk to the Golden Age Clubof the Jewish Center of KewGardens Hills, NY, on “ChasingYour Dreams—It’s Never Too Late.”
Ira Jaskoll, MBA,
SSSB associatedean, was one of the subjects in anarticle about the pros and cons ofexercising during middle age, in arecent issue of
magazine:“Is It Time to Hang up Your Spikes?”Dean Jaskoll won a bronze medal in1999 at the Pan American Macca-biah Games playing on the USbasketball team, and continues toplay regularly.
President Norman Lamm, PhD,
was one of “Three DistinguishedGuests in Dialogue with RabbiWilliam Berkowitz,” a series of livedialogues created by RabbiBerkowitz with outstanding worldJewish leaders, renowned personal-ities, authorities, and scholars in theﬁelds of public affairs, the MiddleEast, religion and philosophy, thehumanities, science, literature andthe arts. The evening, in April,was held at the Leo and JuliaForchheimer Auditorium at theCenter for Jewish History, homeof YU Museum.
Edith Lubetski, MLS,
SCW headlibrarian, was honored with anAdministrative Recognition plaqueby SCW students at the End of YearDessert and Awards Ceremony.
Meir Lubetski, PhD,
adjunct asso-ciate professor, recently published
Saul Lieberman (1898-1983),Talmudic Scholar and Classicist.
Thebook includes a comprehensivebibliography about Saul Liebermancompiled by Elinor Grumet, refer-ence librarian in SCW’s HediSteinberg Library.
Alvin I. Schiff,
Irving I. StoneDistinguished Professor of JewishEducation, AGS, lectured on“Response to September 11—AJudaic View,” Cong. Anshe Shalom,Del Ray Beach, FL. He spoke on“Applying the Concept of
to Humankind and Nature” at the80th birthday celebration of YisraelBack, director emeritus, Inter-national Bible Contest, Jerusalem.He authored an essay in Hebrew,“Unity of Israel in the Bible and
Talmud,” Religious Zionism in Action
,in honor of Dr. Zerah Warhaftig,Jerusalem, Mizrachi Hapoel MizrachiWorld Organization.
Shmuel Schneider, PhD,
associateprofessor of Hebrew, presented alecture, “Shabbat in ModernHebrew Literature,” at the Balti-
more Histadrut Ivrit of America“Hebrew Week” conference in June.
Ellen Schrecker, PhD,
professor ofhistory, was elected a Fellow of theSociety of American Historians inrecognition of the literary and scho-larly
distinction of her historical work.
Jeffrey S. Gurock,
Libby M.Klaperman Professor of Jewish Histo-ry and academic assistant to thepresident, was awarded the Lee MaxFriedman Medal for 2002 at theBiennial Scholars Conference of theAmerican Jewish Historical Society.The award is in recognition of hisdistinguished service to the ﬁeld andas associate editor of
American Jewish History
for more than 20 years.
RIETS chairman andYU board trustee, was electedchairman of the Conference onJewish Material Claims AgainstGermany (the “Claims Conference”).The election took place shortly afterthe death of Rabbi IsraelMiller, vicepresident emeritus and president of
the Conference for the past 20 years(see p.3).
assistant to the di-rector of safety and security, waschosen and assigned as the ofﬁcialliaison to Community Planning Board12, representing the ofﬁces
ofCouncilMember Miguel Martinez.
director of foodservices, was invited to join theNYPD in a special tour as a “Com-manding Ofﬁcer for a Day,” duringwhich he was made police captainfor a day by Commissioner Ray Kelly.He was assigned to a housing devel-opment in the East New York sectionof Brooklyn. Lieberman (pictured leftwith Com. Kelly) serves as a liaisonto the NYPDin Brooklyn.
YC dean, on theloss of his brother, Michael.
public relations coordi-nator, Philip and Rita Rosen Depart-ment of Communications and PublicAffairs, AECOM, on the loss of hermother, Mildred Oppenheimer.
Leon H. Charney,
YU alumnus,Guardian, and CSL board member,on the loss of his brother, Herbert.
director of MIS atAECOM, on the loss of her father-in-law, Arnold Hochstein.
on the loss of his wife,Anya, both YU Guardians, withwhom he established a scholar-ship at RIETS in memory of theirdaughter, Dorothy.
director of humanresources, on the untimely loss ofhis nephew, William Monroe Ress.
director of mediarelations, CPA, on the loss of hermother, Esther Simon.
a Founderwith his ﬁrst wife, Blume, of AlbertEinstein College of Medicine who,with his second wife, Lillian, wasa YU Guardian.
assistant direc-tor/project manager, facilities man-agement. He had worked at YUsince 1982.
Edward Levy, EdD,
professor ofmusic and chair of the musicdepartmentat SCW. He was anaccomplished composer whosepieceswere performed in New Yorkand Germany.
Charlotte K. Lindner,
former direc-tor of the D. Samuel GottesmanLibrary at Albert Einstein College ofMedicine. She was chief cataloguerat Einstein, 1961-74, then assistantlibrarian. She became director in1978 and retired in 1989.
a Guardian with herlate husband, Albert.
YU alumnus, Jewisheducator, and original secretary atTeacher’s Institute.
assistant professoremeritus of physics, who taught formany years at YC.
a YU Guardianwith his wife, Rose. He was a for-mer member, SCW Board ofDirectors. He and his wife were alsoFellows of RIETS and YUHS.
Herbert H. Schiff,
chairman andchairman emeritus of the WSSWBoard of Governors. A YU honorarytrustee, he and his wife, Betty, areBenefactors of YU.
professor ofspeech and drama, on the birth ofgrandson Sean Michael to Michaeland Jennifer Beukas.
Stephen Lazar, EdD,
AECOMassistant dean, and wife Marleneon the birth of grandson CharlieJay Lazar Aarons to parents Bariand Phil.
director of mediarelations, CPA, on the graduation ofherson, Marc, from the clinical psy-chology doctoral program at FGS.
senior associate direc-tor, facilities management, andwifeRobyn on the birth of third childYitzchak Israel. Mazal tov also tograndparents Dr. Sheldon Socol,vice president for business affairs,and wife Ginger.
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