OU/NCSY BEN ZAKKAI HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS RABBI BARRY GOLDFISCHER OF ISRAEL AND CHICAGO NATIVE JOSH GOTTESMAN (NOW OF NEW YORK)
From left: Rabbi Micah Greenland, interim international director of NCSY; Rabbi Barry Goldfischer, BZHS inductee; Esther Tsvaygenbaum, BZHS member and TJJ participant; Isabelle Novak, BZHS chair.
Josh Gottesman, BZHS inductee; Rabbi Micah Greenland, interim international director of NCSY; Isabelle Novak, BZHS chair.
Rabbi Barry Goldfischer of Israel, director of NCSY’s The Jerusalem Journey (TJJ) summer program for public school teens, and Chicago native Josh Gottesman (now of New York), assistant director of TJJ, were recently inducted into the Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) of NCSY | Jewish Youth Leadership.
BZHS is an alumni “Hall of Fame” whose new members are nominated by, and voted on, by its current members based on the nominees’ service to NCSY and the Jewish community. The Society’s main function is to raise funds for scholarships for high school NCSYers for summer programs in North America and Israel and for teens to continue their Jewish education after high school.
Dr. David and Vivian Luchins served as dinner chairs.
At the dinner, Martin Nachimson of Los Angeles was installed as OU President. Additionally, Rabbi Lawrence S. and Rebbetzin Berni Breen Zierler of The Jewish Center of Teaneck, were honored with the Ezra Ben Zion Lightman Memorial Award in recognition of more than 30 years of Jewish communal service; and The Jewish Center of Teaneck, the Zierler’s shul, was officially welcomed as an Orthodox Union member synagogue.
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