ON MAY 5, Rutgers students were recognized for their academic achievements in Jewish studies at a virtual end-of-year celebration and awards ceremony. Awards were given to undergraduate and graduate students and included grants for study in Israel.
The annual awards ceremony is sponsored by the Department of Jewish Studies and the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. One student from Livingston was among those receiving awards. The other recipients include Moyagaye Bedward, Dina Fradkin, Hanna Graifman, Christine Jensen, Anuska Lahir, Amanda Leifer, Ryan McGinnis, Brianna Newman, Yael Rabin, Annabelle Sinoff, Avraham Sommer, and Steven Weinberg.
Brandon Roberts, a junior from Livingston, is a management and leadership major with a minor in modern Hebrew language. He received the Leonard and Adele Blumberg Award and the Louis Fishman Memorial Award. Deeply connected to his Jewish cultural roots, Brandon fulfilled a lifelong desire to learn Hebrew when he came to Rutgers and took a Hebrew language course every semester. He aspires to become a lawyer and practice mass torts and class action litigation.