Touro College, the nation’s largest institution of higher education under Jewish auspices, and the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, have awarded the 2020 prestigious Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander, zt’l, Scholarships.
This year’s scholarship recipients are: Shifra Dimbert, Yael Gonzalez; Indigo (Nishama) Paris, and Hannah Thiede. All were active NCSY members (the OU’s international youth movement), during high school and have plans to attend seminary in Israel this coming year before enrolling in college.
The scholarships are awarded annually by Touro College and the Orthodox Union to outstanding NCSY graduates, who choose to attend one of Touro’s Lander Colleges in New York City: Lander College for Men in Queens (LCM), Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School in Manhattan (LCW) and Lander College of Arts & Sciences (LAS) in Brooklyn.
The scholarships, in memory of Touro’s founding president Dr. Bernard Lander, zt’l, and his wife Sarah Rivkah, were announced by Touro President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish and Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane, a Lawrence resident.
“Dr. Lander always supported Touro’s offer of scholarship opportunities to outstanding NCSY leaders,” Dr. Kadish said. “We have presented over $3 million in such scholarships over the years, and it is only appropriate that these scholarships bear Dr. Lander’s name and the name of his beloved wife, Sarah Rivkah. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Orthodox Union and NCSY in helping to create a vibrant and committed Jewish tomorrow.”
“These young adults represent the future leaders of the Jewish community,” said OU President Moishe Bane. “Throughout their experience in NCSY, they have exemplified leadership and we are proud to help invest in their futures.”