Happenings: March/April 2017
Sarah Benor, WGF Alum (Class 11), on publishing her book, We the Resilient: Wisdom for America from Women Born Before Suffrage.
Maital Friedman, WGF Alum (Class 23), on becoming Alumni Director for the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative.
Elisha Gechter, TWF Staff, on receiving the Spot Award from the Harvard Kennedy School and the Center for Public Leadership and to her and her husband Sam for receiving the Nachshon Leadership Award from Mayyim Hayyim.
Sheila Katz, WFF Fellow (Class 26), for being honored at the URJ Eisner & Crane Lake Camp Spring Gala.
Marc Kramer, WGF Alum (Class 8), on receiving the Hachmei Lev Award at Keshet’s annual OUTstanding! awards gala.
Jacob Labendz, WGF Alum (Class 19), on becoming the Clayman Assistant Professor of Judaic and Holocaust Studies and Director of the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at Youngstown State University.
Sari Laufer, WGF Alum (Class 14), on becoming Director of Congregational Engagement for Stephen Wise in Los Angeles.
Cintra Pollack, WHP Alum (Denver 14), on receiving 2017 Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society Young Voices Leadership Award.
Daniela Posek, WSL ’17, on becoming chairperson of Tel Aviv’s district planning committee.
Rivka Shefer, WSL ‘17, on being appointed Head of Health Services at the Ministry of Health.
Mira Wasserman, WGF Alum (Class 7), on publishing her book, Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals: The Talmud After the Humanities.
Mazel Tov TO:
Amit Becher, incoming WIF Fellow (Class 29), and his wife Noa on the birth of their daughter, Omer.
Eva Malka Davis, WHP Alum (Washington DC 13), on her recent marriage to Justin Kramer.
Steven Graubart, WHP Alum (Houston 06), and his wife Gaby on the birth of their son, Fernando Benjamin.
Hilly Haber, WGF Alum (Class 28), and Rachel Marder, WGF Alum (Class 27), on their recent engagement.
Nessa Liben, WGF Alum (Class 19), and her husband Noah on the birth of their son, Tamir Aviv.
Jonathan Liss, WHP Alum (Greater MetroWest NJ 15), and his wife Elizabeth on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Robyn.
Danna Livstone, WGF Alum (Class 9), and her husband Mike on the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Ariella.
Avi Narrow Tilonsky, WGF Alum (Class 20), on his marriage to Atara Oren.
Jonathan Raiffe, WHP Alum (Miami 11), and his wife Laura on the birth of their son, Benji.
Tom Divine, WHP Alum (New York 1), on the loss of his father, Harold z”l.
Carol Kekst, WHP Alum (NY/Kekst), on the loss of her husband, Gershon z”l.
Mindy Kahn, WHP Alum (MetroWest NJ 08), on the loss of her father-in-law, Ivan z”l.
Linda White, WHP Alum (NY/Seagram), on the loss of her mother, Shirley z”l.