Touro College will mark the 10th anniversary of Lander College for Men/Beis Medrash L’Talmud, with an award dinner on Sunday evening, April 25 at Congregation Kneseth Israel (The White Shul) in Far Rockaway.
This year’s dinner honorees include Lander College Board of Overseers founding chair Steve Brown, and his wife, Mychal Brown; plus two prominent alumni and their wives, Rabbi Daniel and Ziva Glanz and Rabbi Ariel and Shani Kopitnikoff.
“We are delighted to have reached this important milestone and we look forward to sharing the celebration of our 10th anniversary with the Jewish community, both here and abroad,” said Dr. Alan Kadish, who recently succeeded the late Dr. Bernard Lander as President and CEO of Touro College.
In addition, Lander College Dean Dr. Moshe Sokol said the dinner will feature Beis Medrash L’Talmud’s first-ever Chag HaSmicha (rabbinic ordination ceremony), celebrating a decade of musmachim (those who will receive rabbinic ordination).
“While still a young institution, Lander College takes great pride in its alumni who have chosen to pursue careers in the rabbinate, Jewish education, and communal outreach,” Sokol said.
He added that graduates have gained admission to the best graduate and professional schools in the nation, including Yale and Harvard Law Schools; The University of Chicago; New York and Columbia Universities, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community.
With branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Paris, Jerusalem, Moscow, and Florida, approximately 17,500 students are currently enrolled.
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