Yeshiva University High Schools to Hold Annual Dinner of Tribute at Grand Hyatt on March 22

Honorees Rabbi Hyman and Ann Arbesfeld

Mar 11, 2009 — Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) will hold their Annual Dinner of Tribute on Sunday, March 22 at New York City’s Grand Hyatt. YUHS will honor Rabbi Hyman and Ann Arbesfeld (Kew Gardens, NY). Rabbi Baruch Pesach Mendelson (Brooklyn, NY) and Mrs. Deena Rabinovich (Kew Gardens Hills, NY) will be honored as Faculty Members of the Year.

Rabbi and Mrs. Arbesfeld have deep roots in the YU community. As Benefactors, they endowed the Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and the Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon in memory of Rabbi Arbesfeld’s parents. Rabbi and Mrs. Arbesfeld established a Kollel Fellowship at YU’s RIETS (Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary) in memory of Ann’s parents, Benjamin and Rose Berger. Rabbi Arbesfeld graduated from Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB), Yeshiva College, and received semikhah from RIETS. He is the president of the Bedford and San Carlos Hotels in Manhattan.

Ann Arbesfeld served as the president of YU Women’s Organization for 10 years and continues her involvement as a member of its executive council. The Arbesfeld children are alumni of YUHS and the Arbesfeld grandchildren currently attend the High Schools.

Rabbi Baruch Pesach Mendelson serves as the Rebbe of the Advanced Honors Masmidim track in 11th grade at YUHSB. He was awarded the Joseph S. and Caroline Gruss Excellent Teachers Fund Award and the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education from the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York.

Mrs. Deena Rabinovich serves as Yeshiva University High School for Girls’ Israel guidance coordinator and teaches Chumash to the 11th grade. A graduate of Stern College for Women, where she was a Max Stern Scholar, Mrs. Rabinovich received her Master’s degree in English Literature from NYU and is currently an EdD candidate at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. Mrs. Rabinovich is a 2007 recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education and the 1996 Joseph S. and Caroline Gruss Excellent Teachers Fund Award.

For information and reservations contact yuhsdinner2009@yu.edu or 212-960-5279 or visit www.yu.edu/yuhsdinner.

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