Summer 2016

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Mazal Tov

. . . to Rabbi Alan Silverstein, who was elected the new President of MERCAZ Olami, upon the untimely passing earlier this year of Dr. Stephen Wolnek. Rabbi Silverstein has served in a number of leadership positions within the Conservative Movement including as president of the Rabbinical Assembly, Masorti Olami and the Masorti Foundation and was a vice-president of MERCAZ USA

. . . . to Dr. David Golinkin, who was named President Emeritus of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies upon reaching the term limit as stipulated by Israel’s Council for Higher Education. Succeeding Prof. Golinkin as the new Schechter Institute president is Doron Bar, an Associate Professor of Land of Israel Studies

. . . . to Daniel Minden (Unionville, ON Canada), Brittany Sacks (Calabasas, CA), Raphael Gendler (Minneapolis, MN), Shulamit Weinstein (Bala Cynwyd, PA) and Tamar Wohlberg (Ambler, PA) whose essays were selected as the best in the biennial MERCAZ USA/MERCAZ Canada/Women’s League teen essay contest which completed earlier this year. This year’s topic was “A Critical Defense of Zionism.”



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