May 5, 2004 — The alumni associations of Yeshiva University’s undergraduate colleges gathered to honor eight graduates who have made significant contributions to religious, educational, scholarly, communal, and professional life.
The May 4 ceremony at the Yeshiva University Museum presented the Stern College for Women Alumnae Association’s 21st annual Samuel Belkin Memorial Awards; the Yeshiva College Alumni Association’s 47th annual Bernard Revel Memorial Awards and its 13th Samuel Belkin Literary Award; and the Sy Syms School of Business Alumni Association’s 8th annual Norman Lamm Award. Family and friends attended to celebrate the honorees’ accomplishments.
The Revel, Belkin, and Lamm awards are named for the university’s first, second, and third presidents, respectively. Yeshiva and Stern Colleges are the undergraduate schools of liberal arts and sciences; the Sy Syms School is the undergraduate business school.
This year’s recipients of the Belkin Award were:
•Shirley Stark Hus ’73S, of New York, NY, for professional achievement
•Toby Hilsenrad Weiss ’65S, of Bronx, NY, for community relations
•Judith Frankel Schwarzberg ’81S, of Highland Park, NJ, for Jewish education
Recipients of the Revel Award were:
•Moses Feuerstein ’36Y, of Brookline, MA, for community service leadership
•Rabbi Kenneth Brander ’84Y, ’86R, of Boca Raton, FL, for religious education
•Rabbi Maurice Lamm ’51Y, ’54R, of Woodmere, NY, for professional achievement
David Berger ’64Y, ’67R of Flushing, NY, received the Samuel Belkin Literary Award, and Joseph Weilgus ’99SSSB of New York, NY, received the Lamm Award for business leadership.
Honorees were presented with plaques recognizing their professional and communal contributions. In their speeches thanking the alumni associations, many attributed their success to their education and experience at Yeshiva University.