Alan Dershowitz to be Honored at Yeshiva University High Schools Dinner on May 3
Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) will hold their Annual Dinner of Tribute on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at New York City’s Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Professor Alan M. Dershowitz will be the guest of honor. Rabbi Mark Gottlieb will be honored as Kesser Shem Tov and special tribute will be paid to Mr. and Mrs. Ya’acov and Harriet Sklar. Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Meryl Hoffman will be recognized as parents of the year.
Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is a graduate of Yeshiva University High Schools and has published hundreds of articles in numerous publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and Commentary. He is the author of 27 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience. Dershowitz’s most recent titles include Rights From Wrong, The Case For Israel, The Case For Peace and The Case For Moral Clarity: Israel, Hamas and Gaza.
Rabbi Gottlieb has served as head of school and menahel at Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) since 2005. He also serves as the dean of the Tikvah High School Scholars program, an interdisciplinary leadership institute promoting Jewish Thought and the enduring human questions. Previously, Rabbi Gottlieb was principal of the Middle & Upper School at the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA, and has taught at The Frisch School, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, Loyola University in Chicago, Hebrew Theological College (Skokie, IL) and the University of Chicago. After graduating YUHSB, Rabbi Gottlieb received his B.A. at Yeshiva College, his rabbinical ordination at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) of Yeshiva University and his M.A. in philosophy at the University of Chicago. He is currently completing his dissertation in philosophy at the University of Chicago on the problem of translation and the tasks of education in a cosmopolitan culture.
Ya’acov Sklar has served as principal of YUHSB for the past 12 years. A graduate of YUHSB and Yeshiva College, he earned an M.S. in science and an M.A. in school administration and supervision from City University. Harriet Sklar, associate principal at Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG), received a B.A. from the College of New Rochelle and her M.A. in education from Lehman College. She has been part of the high school for the past 13 years after an impressive 15 year career in the New York City public school system.
Gary Hoffman, a graduate of the YU High Schools and Yeshiva College, is the president of YUHSB’s Parents’ Council.
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