Hon. Walter Annenberg,
AECOMhonorary Board member,YU and AECOM Benefactor. Namedto the AECOM Board in 1954, ayear before the school opened, hewas also an honorary alumnus of YU.
former YU Jewish stud-ies instructor, honorary degreerecipient, scholar, author, ﬁlm andtheatrical producer. He was bestknown for “Yossel Rakover Speaksto God,” a work of ﬁction written inthe voice of one of the last survivorsof the Warsaw Ghetto who con-fronts God on the eve of his death.
PhD, professor,psychiatry and behavioral scienceswho was director of group andfamily research in the psychiatrydepartment at Einstein.
Rabbi Bernard Siegfried,
YH’83, YC ’87, RIETS ’94, instructor ofphysics and mathematics, MSTA.Condolences to his wife, Hadassah.
a Benefactor withher husband, Milton. They estab-lished the Milton and Pearl UngerDepartment of Jewish Studies atMSTA, where they endowed amajor scholarship fund to enabledeserving and needy students toattend the school.
dean, Universitylibraries, on the loss of her mother,Tova Rabinowitz.
director, devel-opment communications, and wifeEllen on the loss of his mother, Ilse.
CSL Board member,on the loss of his mother, Rose.Harvey and Arlene Blau are YUGuardians and CSL Fellows.
CSL Boardmember, on the loss of his wife,Selma. The Rubens are Guardians ofYU. Condolences also to her broth-er,
RIETS Boardvice chairman and major supporterof RIETS, on the loss of his brother,Bernard.
RIETS trustee, onthe loss of his mother, Hanna.Helene and Norman Stark are RIETSFellows and supporters of severalprojects at YU.
secretary, presi-dent’s ofﬁce, on the loss of her sis-ter, Yolanda Chaskin.
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Chairman YU Board of Trustees
Dr. Norman Lamm
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Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Jay Schottenstein, Chairman, Board of Directors,Yeshiva College; Marjorie DienerBlenden, Chairman, Board of Directors, Stern College for Women; Bernard L.Madoff, Chairman, Board of Directors, Sy Syms School of Business; Robert A.Belfer, Chairperson, Board of Overseers, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; EarleI. Mack, Chairman, Board of Directors, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law;David I. Schachne, Chair, Board of Governors, Wurzweiler School of Social Work;Mordecai D. Katz, Chairman, Board of Directors, Bernard Revel Graduate Schoolof Jewish Studies; Jayne G. Beker, Chair, Board of Governors, Ferkauf GraduateSchool of Psychology; Moshael J. Straus, Chairman, Board of Directors, AzrieliGraduate School of Jewish Education and Administration; Julius Berman,Chairman, Board of Trustees, (affiliate) Rabbi Isaac Elchanan TheologicalSeminary; Erica Jesselson, Chairperson, Board of Directors, (afﬁliate) YeshivaUniversity Museum.YESHIVAUNIVERSITYTODAYHedy Shulman
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VOLUME 8 • NUMBER 4
DMA, as-sociate professor of music, com-posed
(for two childrenof Ben Luc) for solo cello. The com-position was performed by cellistJeffrey Solow at the Ester BoyerSchool of Music of Temple University.
J. David Bleich,
PhD, Herbert andFlorence Tenzer Professor of JewishLaw and Ethics, CSL, published“Stem Cell Research,”
.Also, he was interviewed on
about the Fred Neulander mur-der trial.
EdD, GoldaKoschitzky Chair in Jewish Education,AGS, presented “Motivate, Evaluate,Communicate, Elevate: GettingEducators to Teach up a StormWithout Blowing Away,” at theTorah Umesorah Annual NationalMid-Winter Conference. He alsospoke at the Long Branch, NJ,Cong. Brothers of Israel Shabbatonon “Evaluating Contemporary Op-tions in Yeshiva Education to Meetthe Needs of an Open Society.”
Joshua A. Fishman,
PhD,Distinguished University ResearchProfessor Emeritus of Social Work,was a plenary speaker at theSecond International Symposiumon Bilingualism, Universidade deVigo, Galicia, Spain.
PhD, associateprofessor of physics, is coauthor of“Direct Separation of Short RangeOrder in Intermixed Nanocryst-alline and Amorphous Phases.” Thearticle was published in the Dec.31, 2002 issue of
Physical Review Letters,
a publication of theAmerican Physical Society.
MD, YH,’79Y, pro-fessor of medicine, AECOM, pub-lished a sefer (volume),
Women in the Talmud
(Orthodox Union /ArtScroll).
MBA, JD, assis-tant professor of accounting andbusiness law, was named occupantof the Philip H. Cohen Chair inAccounting at SSSB.
PhD, E.Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History,spoke at Haifa University, under theauspices of the Wolfson Chair inJewish Thought, on “Dreams as theBasis for Halakhic Decision-Makingin Medieval Rabbinic Literature andThought.” He lectured at a com-munal gathering convened inToronto by Canadian Mizrachi andCanadian Friends of YU on“Mysticism, Magic, and MuchMore: The Surprising Legacy ofAshkenazic Jewry.” Also, he pub-lished “Halakhah and Mez’iut(Realia) in Medieval Ashkenaz:Surveying the Parameters andDeﬁning the Limits,” in
Jewish Law Annual,
PhD, assistantprofessor of accounting, was namedoccupant of the Joseph KerznerChair in Accounting at SSSB.
MS, instructor ofBible and Sephardic Student advis-er, was the keynote speaker at theannual Pregnancy and Infant LossAwareness Conference, North ShoreUniversity Hospital. He spoke on“Understanding the Scope ofPregnancy and Infant Loss.” He isthe author of
Confronting the Loss ofa Baby: A Personal and Jewish Perspective.
MS, SCW headlibrarian, chaired a session on “20thCentury Research” at the EuropeanAssociation for Jewish Studies 7thCongress, Amsterdam.
PhD, associate clin-ical professor, psychiatry andbehavioral sciences, AECOM, wasquoted in articles that appeared in
magazine ("Is it Panic or justStress?” Aug. 2000),
maga-zine (“No Plans for Children" Dec.2002), and
magazine("Commerzbank: The Return'Home'" 2002).
MSW, JD, WSSWassociate professor, spoke at theChild Welfare League of AmericaNational Adoption Conference,held in Ft. Lauderdale, on recentdevelopments in adoption law.Also, he spoke a Columbus, OH,Jewish book fair on “Contrasts inAmerican and Jewish Law.”
JD, CSL deanand Dr. Herman George and KateKaiser Professor of ConstitutionalLaw, authored "Who Will Tell thePeople?" in the Books and the Artssection of
Dec. 23,2002 issue. It is a review of
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers,
by Daniel Ellsberg.
Alvin I. Schiff,
PhD, Irving I.Stone Distinguished Professor ofJewish Education, announced thatthe Board of Jewish Education ofGreater New York has published anEnglish translation of his popularguide for lesson planning, underthe title
Halakhah L’Ma’aseh: From Theory to Practice—Step by Step to Effective Teaching.
The manual wasoriginally published in Jerusalem forthe Jewish Agency for Israel.
David J. Schnall,
PhD, AGS dean,spoke on “Jewish Values in theWorkplace” at the General Assem-bly of the United Jewish Comm-unities. He lectured on “ManagingRelationships in Jewish Education”at the Community Foundation forJewish Education of MetropolitanChicago. He delivered the keynoteaddress, “Putting Jewish Values intoAction” at Jewish Family andChildren’s Services of Philadelphia.He also presented “By the Sweat ofYour Brow: Reﬂections on Work andthe Workplace in Classic JewishThought” at the Board of JewishEducation Annual Shiur.
, MA, associ-ate professor of speech and drama,reviewed
Fables of a Jewish Aesop,
translated by Moses Hadas, inJewish Book World, fall 2002.
PhD, instructor ofHebrew, published articles in the
Journal of Semitic Studies
(vol. 47,no. 2, 2002); and the
Journal of the American Oriental Society
(vol. 122,no. 1, January-March 2002).
PhD, Rabbi Isaacand Bella Tendler Professor ofJewish Medical Ethics, wrote aseries of articles on organ donationexclusively for “On the Beat,” theNew York Organ Donor Networknewsletter.
AA, associatedirector, Food Services, was a fea-tured speaker at Kosherfest 2002,an international kosher food andfood service trade show.
an SCW senior,
is coauthor of “In Vitro Cyto-toxicity of Protocatechuic Acid toCultured Human Cells from OralTissue: Involvement in OxidativeStress,”
Pharmacology and Toxic- ology
(92: 245-–253, 2002), withnow-alumna
PhD, profes-sor of biology.
senior writer/editor,CPA, on the marriage of son Ahronto Rena Rosenzweig.Happy birthday to
ﬁrst dean of stu-dents, SCW, on turning 100, and
Bernard “Red” Sarachek,
formerMacs coach, on turning 90.
BRGS'68, headlibrarian, Hedi Steinberg Library,SCW, and husband Meir on thebirth of a granddaughter, MiaLeora, to Saul Lubetski YH'87,YC'90, and wife Rebecca.
director ofaccounting and auditing, Financedepartment, and
Payroll department, on the birth ofgrandson Jake Resnick to Dr.Jonathan and Sheila Resnick.
Amy Rotheim Sullivan,
associ-ate enrollment manager, Admissi-ons, and husband Daniel on thebirth of son Jacob.