Samuel Lurie of Livingston, a double major in Jewish studies and history at Rutgers University, received two awards through the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers. He won the Louis Fishman Memorial award for excellence in Jewish studies and the Sandra and Stephen M. Greenberg award for research in Jewish studies. He was among 10 students who received awards in recognition of their academic achievement or research in the field of Jewish studies.
Mr. Lurie’s second award will support his participation in a summer internship program at the Israel Museum, where he will be involved in museum curation and the digitization of artifacts. He hopes this experience will provide inspiration for his senior honors capstone thesis, which he will complete year, through the Jewish studies department. The award was given last month at an end-of-year celebration sponsored by the Department of Jewish Studies and the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University.