BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Seven young Jewish women recently were awarded $1,000 each in college scholarships by the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section.
In addition to academic achievement, each recipient demonstrated outstanding leadership and initiative in school and or community life, as well as commitment to her Jewish heritage, the council said in a press release.
The winners were introduced at a recent board meeting with their parents in attendance.
The awardees were:
- Leah Field, of Northern Valley Regional High School, who will attend Vanderbilt University, and Rachel Gleyzer, of the Academy of Science and Technology, who will attend the University of Chicago, who booth received the Marjorie G. Aerenson Memorial award.
- Danielle Mandelblatt, of Northern Valley Regional High School, who will attend the University of Michigan, and Mikaela Rosen, of Glen Rock High School, who is going to Johns Hopkins University, were given the Zimmerman Family Scholarships.
- Inbar Tivon, of Fair Lawn High School, who will be going to The University of Pennsylvania, received the Kabakow Family Scholarship.
- Justine Laufer, of Tenafly High School, who will be a student at the University of Chicago, received the Wolfeiler-Simon Scholarship.
- Lauren Gerlin, of River Dell High School, who will attend Penn State University, won the Boch Scholarship.
The scholarship committee included Evalyn Brownstein and Nan Matlick, chairs, as well as Peggy Kabakow, Liz Warms, Grace Fuld. Henrietta Wolfeiler and Phyllis Grossman-Kaplan.
The National Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, the group strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.