Student Support and Programs
The Center has been instrumental in raising funds for awards for Jewish Studies majors and minors. These competitive awards are distributed by the Department of Jewish Studies in an annual ceremony to which the students’ families, faculty and donors are invited. Awards are also offered to students who want to pursue academic study or research in Israel.
2017 End of Year Program
On May 2, 2017, over sixty faculty, students, family and friends, came together in the new Tanzman Hall of Jewish Learning to honor accomplishments in the field of Jewish studies and also to pay tribute to highly respected Hebrew Language coordinator and instructor Orly Moshenberg who retired at the end of the term after 27 years at Rutgers.
The Bildner Center and the Department of Jewish Studies presented awards to five students in recognition of their academic achievements in the field of Jewish studies. An award was also presented to a Rutgers student who will participate in DanceJerusalem in Israel in fall 2017. Graduating seniors in Jewish studies and two Master’s Degree students were recognized at the event.
Orly Moshenberg with her former Hebrew language students.
Orly Moshenberg with former Hebrew instructors - Edna Bryn Noiman, Ruth Birnbaum & Lily Levy.
Student award recipients and Jewish Studies faculty.
Karen Small presenting the Herbert & Jacqueline Klein Study in Israel Award to Gabriel DeRego, Mason Gross student.
Professor Gary Rendsburg presents Jenna Kershenbaum with the Wasserman Endowed Student Award.
Professor Azzan Yadin-Israel presents Talia Schabes with the Dr. Benjamin F. Glasser and Lillian Glasser Student Award.
Professor Nancy Sinkoff presents Elisheva Rosen with the The Maurice Meyer III and Irma Meyer Student Award.
Professor Jeffrey Shandler presents Melanie Samad with the Harold and Betty Perl Endowed Student Award.
Orly Moshenberg presents Micah Lebowitz with the Baruch S. and Pearl W. Seidman Student Award.