During Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad’s final assembly, we honored a number of individuals for their accomplishments during this past year.
The following students in Kitah Chet completed their studies at LBSY this year: Danielle Evans, Zach Felsen, Kate Frey, Hayley Gould, Sam Haines, Ben Kaplin, Jillian Lustig, Noah Rosenberg, Sam Rosenthal and Eden Ungar.
The following students completed Kitah Gimel and received the siddur (prayer book) of their congregations: Rachel Berdichevsky, Jonathan Bornstein, Sophie Doiron, Ryan Shaps, Jackson Shrensker and Noa Yussman.
The Agudath Achim Awards for outstanding students went to Rose Geller from Kitah Bet, Ryan Shaps from Kitah Gimel, Blake Tasman from Kitah Daled, Zachary Resnik from Kitah Hey, Clay Callam from Kitah Vav and Miriam Bird, Orli Feder and Yael Wagner from Kitah Zayin.
The Anita Zeiden Award for Hebrew Excellence in Kitah Gimel went to Rachel Berdichevksy.
The Marilyn Berman Award for outstanding students in Kitah Zayin went to Sophia Goldberg and Willa Kornstein.
Four separate awards are given to honor students in Kitah Chet upon the conclusion of their studies at LBSY.
The Herman & O.H. Landau Award went to Kate Frey
The Rose Sherman Award went to Eden Ungar
The Charles D. Levitch Award went to Sam Rosenthal
The Kohn/Lustig Past Presidents Award went to Kate Frey.
Clay Callam placed seventh nationally for students participating in the Richtol Exchange Israel Stock Picking Challenge for Students, with his stocks appreciating 12.8 percent over the nine weeks of the challenge.
Rabbi David Feder placed third nationally among teachers in the competition with his stocks gaining 13.8 percent.
In addition, the new officers of the LBSY Board were installed. They are Leigh Bird, president; Robert Gates, vice president; Sharon Goodman, treasurer; and Mark Geller, secretary.
Special Thanks to our outgoing president, Sheilah Abramson Miles and the officers for this past year, Sharon Goodman, treasurer; and Leigh Bird, secretary.