Sep 13, 2010 Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), an affiliate of Yeshiva University, will honor dedicated leaders and educators of the Jewish community at its Annual Dinner of Tribute on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at The Grand Hyatt in New York City. Honorees include Guests of Honor Joel and Judy Schreiber and Dr. Joel Wolowelsky, who will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Jewish Education. The dinner will also pay tribute to Alvin Blumenfeld z”l through the establishment of a scholarship fund in his name.

Joel Schreiber has served as a member of the RIETS board of trustees since 1996. He is a graduate of Yeshiva College, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and RIETS. His wife, Judy, is a graduate of YU’s Brooklyn Girls High School and received a master’s degree from YU’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. The Schreiber family’s generosity has supported many YU initiatives including the Aaron and Blanche Schreiber Torah Tours Program that provides critical Jewish education and outreach around the world.

Dr. Wolowelsky is dean of the faculty at the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, NY, where he teaches math and Jewish philosophy. He is associate editor of Tradition, the journal of Orthodox Jewish thought published by the Rabbinical Council of America and the series MeOtzar HoRav: Selected Writings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

Mr. Blumenfeld, a distinguished and widely admired trustee of RIETS and a former board member of the Yeshiva University High Schools, was a graduate of YU High School for Boys and Yeshiva College. Together with his wife, Lois, they established the Lois Blumenfeld Personal Endowed Scholarship Fund at YU’s Stern College for Women and the Lois and Avi Blumenfeld Kollel Fellowship in Israel and supported many other YU initiatives.

Founded in 1896, RIETS is the leading center for education and ordination of Orthodox Rabbis in North America. To learn more about the RIETS Annual Dinner of Tribute, make a reservation or to participate in the Scroll of Honor visit www.riets.edu/dinner, call 212-960-0852 or email rietsdinner@yu.edu.