Convocation Honors Rabbis for Dedicated Service

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May 27, 2010, New York, NY

Honorary doctorates were awarded to forty-eight rabbis who have served the Jewish community with distinction for a quarter-century or more at The Jewish Theological Seminary's Convocation honoring members of the Rabbinical Assembly. Through these degrees, JTS celebrated the achievements of these spiritual leaders and voiced appreciation for their manifold contributions to Jewish life.

The celebration took place on Thursday, May 27, on the JTS campus in New York City. Professor Arnold M. Eisen, JTS chancellor, conferred the degrees and delivered the keynote address. Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School, and Randie Malinsky, chair of the Advisory Board of The Rabbinical School, served as sponsors of the honorary degree candidates. Rabbi David Steinhardt, spiritual leader of B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, Florida, and a recipient of an honorary doctorate, offered remarks on behalf of the honorees.

Those honored included congregational rabbis, Jewish communal professionals, educators, and chaplains from the United States, Canada, and Israel.

The 2010 honorees are:

Rabbi Hanan A. Alexander, Haifa, Israel
Rabbi Leslie J. Alexander, Los Gatos, California
Rabbi Robert Lawrence Alpert, Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
Rabbi Kenneth Louis Cohen, Bethesda, Maryland
Rabbi Mark Steven Diamond, Los Angeles, California
Rabbi Charles E. Dobrusin, Highland Park, Illinois
Rabbi Robert Mark Dobrusin, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Rabbi Richard Lewis Eisenberg, Orange, Connecticut
Rabbi Martin Jacob Flax, Jerusalem, Israel
Rabbi Matthew Joel Futterman, Chicago, Illinois
Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, Long Beach, California
Rabbi Jonathan Hillel Ginsburg, Skokie, Illinois
Rabbi Joshua Jonathan Hammerman, Stamford, Connecticut
Rabbi Robert A. Harris, New York, New York
Rabbi Ian S. Jacknis, Melville, New York
Rabbi Earl S. Kideckel, Holliston, Massachusetts
Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg, Delray Beach, Florida
Rabbi Mordechai Levin, Omaha, Nebraska
Rabbi Leonard Jack Lewy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rabbi Daniel H. Liben, Natick, Massachusetts
Rabbi Jeffrey Martin Marker, Brooklyn, New York
Rabbi David Joseph Nesson, Morristown, New Jersey
Rabbi Perry Netter, Amherst, New York
Rabbi Joel David Newman, Carlsbad, California
Rabbi George Brian Nudell, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Rabbi Jonathan Avram Panitz, Baltimore, Maryland
Rabbi Michael Edward Panitz, Norfolk, Virginia
Rabbi Marshal A. Press, Middletown, Connecticut
Rabbi H. David Rose, Potomac, Maryland
Rabbi James Steven Rosen, West Hartford, Connecticut
Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, Mercer Island, Washington
Rabbi Bernhard Howard Rosenberg, Edison, New Jersey
Rabbi Aaron Daniel Rubinger, Orlando, Florida
Rabbi Marc Stewart Sack, Tampa, Florida
Rabbi Neil Saul Sandler, Atlanta, Georgia
Rabbi George Schlesinger, Santa Rosa, California
Rabbi David C. Seed, Toronto, Ontario
Rabbi Jeffrey T. Segelman, Mamaroneck, New York
Rabbi Ronald J. Shulman, Baltimore, Maryland
Rabbi Michael S. Siegel, Chicago, Illinois
Rabbi Robert Bruce Slosberg, Louisville, Kentucky
Rabbi David Michael Steinhardt, Boca Raton, Florida
Rabbi Yaakov Thompson, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Rabbi Lawrence Troster, Teaneck, New Jersey
Rabbi Douglas D. Weber, Rutland, Vermont
Rabbi Stuart G. Weinblatt, Potomac, Maryland
Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, New York, New York
Rabbi Daniel M. Zucker, Mahopac, New York

 

 

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