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NCJW Awards Scholarships to Seven Outstanding Young Jewish Women in 2016Seven spectacularly deserving young Jewish women were recently awarded $1,000 endowed college scholarships by 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 winners were introduced at a recent board meeting as their proud parents looked on.

The awardees are:

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, received the Marjorie G. Aerenson Memorial awards.

Danielle Mandelblatt of Northern Valley Regional High School who will be at the University of Michigan and Mikaela Rosen of Glen Rock High School who will be at 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 matriculate at Penn State University, won the Boch Scholarship.

The NCJW BCS Scholarship Committee included; Evalyn Brownstein and Nan Matlick, chairs, and Peggy Kabakow, Liz Warms, Grace Fuld. Henrietta Wolfeiler, and Phyllis Grossman-Kaplan.

L-R: NCJW scholarship winners Justine Laufer, Lauren Gerlin, Leah Field, Inbar Tivon, Mikaela Rosen and Rachel Gleyzer. Not pictured: Danielle Mandelblatt.

L-R: NCJW scholarship winners Justine Laufer, Lauren Gerlin, Leah Field, Inbar Tivon, Mikaela Rosen and Rachel Gleyzer. Not pictured: Danielle Mandelblatt.

L-R: Phyllis Grossman-Kaplan, Nan Matlick, Grace Fuld, Justine Laufer, Peggy Kabakow, Lauren Gerlin, Leah Field, Inbar Tivon, Mikaela Rosen, Rachel Gleyzer, Henrietta Wolfeiler, Liz Warms and Evalyn Brownstein.

L-R: Phyllis Grossman-Kaplan, Nan Matlick, Grace Fuld, Justine Laufer, Peggy Kabakow, Lauren Gerlin, Leah Field, Inbar Tivon, Mikaela Rosen, Rachel Gleyzer, Henrietta Wolfeiler, Liz Warms and Evalyn Brownstein.


NCJW BCS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2015

At its June 16, 2015 board meeting National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section awarded endowed $1,000 scholarships to six outstanding young women who are graduating this month from local public high schools. Not only have the recipients achieved academically, but they have demonstrated a high level of leadership and dedication to a wide variety of school and community activities.

The Marjorie G. Aerenson Memorial Scholarship winners are Maya Hanan (Teaneck High School) who will attend the University of Maryland and Alyssa Laxer (Park Ridge High School) who will attend Northeastern University. The Zimmerman Family Scholarships were given to Erica Golubovsky (Bergen Academies) who will attend Washington University,and Annika Seiden (Tenafly High School) who will attend Johns Hopkins University. The Wolfeiler-Simon Scholarship was presented to Emma Barnett (Cresskill High School) who will attend Barnard College. The Bach Scholarship winner was Deborah Frank (Ridgewood High School) who will attend George Washington University.

The NCJW BCS board members wished the awardees much success and happiness as they begin their college experiences. Top photo: Members of the BCS Scholarship Committee Evalyn Brownstein (Chair), Liz Warms, Nan Matlick, Henrietta Wolfeiler, who endowed the Wolfeiler-Simon scholarship and Grace Fuld, who endowed the Bach scholarship.

The NCJW BCS board members wished the awardees much success and happiness as they begin their college experiences. Top photo: Members of the BCS Scholarship Committee Evalyn Brownstein (Chair), Liz Warms, Nan Matlick, Henrietta Wolfeiler, who endowed the Wolfeiler-Simon scholarship and Grace Fuld, who endowed the Bach scholarship.

The scholarship winners are left to right: Erica Golubovsky (Bergen Academies) who will be attending Washington University, Maya Hanan (Teaneck High School) who will attend the University of Maryland, Deborah Frank (Ridgewood High School) will attend George Washington University, Annika Seiden (Tenafly High School) will attend Johns Hopkins University and Emma Barnett (Cresskill High School) who will be attending Barnard College. Not pictured: Alyssa Laxer (Park Ridge High School who will be attending Northeastern University.

The scholarship winners are left to right: Erica Golubovsky (Bergen Academies) who will be attending Washington University, Maya Hanan (Teaneck High School) who will attend the University of Maryland, Deborah Frank (Ridgewood High School) will attend George Washington University, Annika Seiden (Tenafly High School) will attend Johns Hopkins University and Emma Barnett (Cresskill High School) who will be attending Barnard College. Not pictured: Alyssa Laxer (Park Ridge High School who will be attending Northeastern University.


NCJW BCS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2014

Scholarships winners

L to R: Nan Matlick, Peggy Kabakow, Emily Gore, Jessalyn Gerber, Anna Ginzburg, Grace Fuld, Bryce Berman, Evalyn Brownstein (Chair). Not pictured: Alexa Hirschberg

Each year NCJW BCS presents several endowed $1,000 scholarships to young Jewish women who are graduating from a Bergen County public high school and who have been accepted to a four-year college or university. Among the additional criteria considered are high academic achievement, significant involvement in school and community activities and financial need.

This year our scholarship committee consisted of the following dedicated members: Grace Fuld, Anita Greenberg, Peggy Kabakow, Nan Matlick, Liz Warms and Evalyn Brownstein (Chair). The committee received 16 applications and interviewed 8 potential awardees. The selection process was very difficult as there were many outstanding candidates.

We are pleased to announce the following awards:

The Bach Scholarship winner is Emily Gore of the Bergen County Academies who will attend an 8-year medical program at the University of Rochester.

The Marjorie G . Aerenson Memorial Scholarship winners are Anna Ginzburg of Tenafly High School who will attend Vassar College and Jessalyn Gerber of the Bergen County Academies who will attend The College of New Jersey.

The winners of the Zimmerman Family Scholarship are Bryce Berman of Indian Hills High School who will attend Tulane University and Alexa Hirschberg of Pascack Hills High School who will attend Emory University.

The awards were presented at a recent NCJW BCS Board meeting with sincere best wishes from our members.

Evalyn Brownstein
Chair, Scholarship Committee


SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN JUNE 2013

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Julia Rosenwald

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Emily Newman

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Taylor Frankel

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Melissa Romanovich

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Alexandra Neuburger

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Sophie Lederer

Six Bergen County public high school seniors were each awarded $1,000 scholarships by the Bergen County Section of the National Council of Jewish Women in June.  The six recipients were women of the Jewish faith who had been accepted by a four year college or university, had high academic standing, were active in school activities and community services and demonstrated financial need.

Two young women were awarded Marjorie G. Aerenson Memorial Scholarships.   Sophie Lederer, a graduate of Glen Rock High School and Emily Newman, a Mahwah High School graduate received this award.  Ms. Lederer will attend Colgate University and Ms. Newman will attend Union College. Alexandra Neuberger, a graduate of Northern Highlands Regional High School and Melissa Romanovich, a graduate of Tenafly High School were recipients of  Zimmerman Family Scholarships.  Ms. Romanovich will attend Cornell University and Ms. Neuberger New York University in the fall. The remaining scholarship recipients were Taylor Frankel who graduated from Fair Lawn High School and Julia Rosenwald a graduate of Glen Rock High School.  Ms. Frankel plans to attend the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and Ms. Rosenwald will attend Franklin and Marshall.

Karen Kurland attended the award assembly at Fair Lawn High School and Edna Lewitz the award assembly at Mahwah High School.

Applications were mailed to the Guidance Offices of thirty Bergen County public high schools in February of this year.  Applicants were interviewed by a committee composed of Council members in May.

Anita Greenberg and Betty Feuer,  Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County High School Scholarship Awards

Every spring NCJW Bergen County Section awards several scholarships to young Jewish women who will attend college the following Fall. The applicants must be graduating from Bergen County public high schools. In addition to being of the Jewish faith, candidates must be accepted to a four year college or universities, have financial need and high academic standing, and be involved in school and community activities.

Applications are made available in Bergen County high school Guidance Offices by the end of February each year. Please contact your Guidance Office if you are interested in applying.