Sy Syms School of Business Gala Awards Dinner: 2021

Having been denied an in-person dinner in 2020 because of the restrictions brought on by COVID-19, the Sy Syms School of Business pushed to make this year’s Gala Awards Dinner one where people could meet together and celebrate. And on Monday, May 3, 2021, they achieved their goal, holding the event at Keter Torah in Teaneck, New Jersey, following all appropriate pandemic guidelines to ensure health and safety.

 

Adam Baron and Alexandrie Brody, co-Sy Syms student council presidents, co-organizers of the dinner and winners of the Dean’s Hakarat Hatov Award for Service & Leadership

 

The dinner presented several distinguished speakers, including Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University; Marcy Syms, president of the Sy Syms Foundation and former CEO of Syms Corp.; keynote speaker Steve Lipman, Global Partner at Rothschild & Co. and former member of the President’s Advisory Council; and Dr. Noam Wasserman, dean of Sy Syms, who offered a siyum to celebrate the event.

 

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman; Marcy Syms, Steve Lipman; Dr. Noam Wasserman

In his keynote remarks, Lipman emphasized the importance of calculating personal success with a broader metric than the balance of a bank account. “You must think about what you can do for others,” he advised, reminding his listeners about the importance of following the principles of tzedakah [charity] and tikkun olam [repairing the world].

The bulk of the evening was given over to the “awards” part of the Gala Awards, which are listed below:

Academic Excellence

  • Tali Goldman – Dean Harold Nierenberg Valedictorian Award
  • Noah Tradonsky  – Dean Harold Nierenberg Valedictorian Award
  • Pamela Abraham – Salutatorian / Bernard Brown Award for Excellence in Business Studies
  • Avraham Kaminker – Salutatorian / Bernard Brown Award for Excellence in Business Studies
  • Yosef Bram – Dr. Joseph Kerzner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Accounting
  • Daniel Sprigel – Harry R. Mancher Award for Excellence in Accounting
  • Jennifer Sorscher – Henry Brout Award for Superior Scholarship in Accounting
  • Joshua Saltzman – Joseph Herbst Award for Excellence in Accounting
  • Jason Jubas – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Business Intelligence and Marketing Analytics
  • Seth Mintz – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Business Intelligence and Marketing Analytics
  • Joseph Aron – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Finance
  • Daniel Koenigsberg – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Finance
  • Eden Krenzel – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Finance
  • Zev Markowitz – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Management
  • Isabelle Selter – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Management
  • Lily Betesh – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Marketing
  • David Schmidt – Dean’s Award for Scholastic Achievement in Marketing

Dean’s Award for Service & Character

  • Harrison Drucker
  • Eden Krenzel
  • Ilan Marouni
  • Haviva Tirschwell

Dean’s Hakarat Hatov Award for Service & Leadership

  • Alexandrie Brody
  • Adam Baron

Professor of the Year

  • Mark Finkel
  • Yitzchak Rosenthal

Adjunct Professor of the Year

  • Dovid Beshevkin