Recent News

May 6

Student Awards for Research and Excellence
in Jewish Studies

student awards


Ilana Berkman ’22

Major in Classics; Minor in Jewish Studies, History, and Religion
Dr. Benjamin F. Glasser and Lillian Glasser Award

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Spencer Brown ’23
Major in Business
Betty and Julius Gillman Memorial Award

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Grace Herdelin ’22
Major in Chemical Engineering
Dr. Benjamin F. Glasser and Lillian Glasser Award

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Christine Jensen ’21
Major in Jewish Studies and Religion; Minor in History
Baruch S. and Pearl W. Seidman Award

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Yebon Kim ’24
Major in History
Alexander and Ruth Seaman Award

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Samuel Lurie ’23
Major in Jewish Studies
Rudolph and Mary Solomon Klein Award

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Esther Martens ’21
Major in Computer Science
Leonard and Adele Blumberg Award

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Brianna Newman ’21
Major in Political Science; Minor in Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies
Louis Fishman Memorial Award

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Brooke Ramos ’23
Major in Jewish Studies and English; Minor in Holocaust Studies
Maurice Meyer III and Irma Meyer Award

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Amy Rosen ’22
Major in Linguistics; Minor in Jewish Studies and Psychology
Dr. Benjamin F. Glasser and Lillian Glasser Award

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Steven Weinberg ’22
Doctoral Candidate in German
Deborah S. and Herbert B. Wasserman Award

We congratulate this year's award winners and thank the donors who make these annual awards possible!


Rutgers Alumnus, Dr. Jeffrey S. Kress, Appointed Provost of JTS


jeff kressCongratulations to Rutgers alumnus Jeffrey Kress (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1998), the Bernard Heller Professor of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, who will serve as the next provost at JTS. He is the author of several influential books, including Development, Learning, and Community: Educating for Identity in Pluralistic Jewish High Schools, for which he received a National Jewish Book Award. His most recent book, Nurturing Students’ Character: Everyday Teaching Activities for Social and Emotional Learning, is coauthored with Dr. Maurice Elias—an early mentor and later frequent collaborator—professor of psychology at Rutgers and affiliated faculty member in Jewish studies. Read more here.


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