Students, parents, alumni, faculty and administration celebrated nearly 100 years of commitment to Jewish values and education at Yeshiva University High Schools’ (YUHS) annual dinner of tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, recently.
Dr. Edward Berliner of West Orange, NJ was honored as Faculty Member of the Year by YUHS, which is comprised of Yeshiva University High School for Boys/The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) and the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG).
Dr. Berliner teaches calculus and AP physics at YUHSB and serves as the executive director of science management and clinical professor of physics at YU.
“It is only appropriate that as we honor our beloved friend and colleague, Dr. Ed Berliner, we highlight our beautiful new state-of-the-art science laboratories,” said Rabbi Mark Gottlieb head of the boys’ school, about the recently constructed labs in both high schools. “Ed was the inspiration and project manager in seeing this project through from vision to reality.”
The gala dinner drew over 400 attendants from around the tri-state area, who were on hand to show their support for the high schools, their faculty and administration.
“Tonight we celebrate our schools, our accomplishments, and most importantly, our students,” said Rochelle Brand, YUHSG Head of School. “Our young men and women are the standard bearers for excellence in all their undertakings, in the realm of Torah education, in community services, and in love and devotion to the State of Israel.”
Rabbi Gottlieb and Mrs. Brand went on to note several of the achievements and events that occurred throughout the year, including outstanding SAT scores, student science awards, the successful Julius Wrubel A”H International Service Mission—a YUHSB educational expedition to various countries around the world and Project Ra’yut, which sends YUHSG juniors to Israel to perform community service.
Miriam Goldberg, YUHS Board Chairman, praised the longstanding affiliation between the high schools and YU. “Our relationship with Yeshiva University is what makes our schools truly unique. YU and the high schools work hand-in-hand, cultivating the next generation of Modern Orthodox Jewish leaders. We could not be prouder of our university or its dynamic leadership.”
The educational mission of the Yeshiva University High Schools is to teach and perpetuate the values of Torah, the synthesis of Jewish law and life and Western civilization. The YU High Schools provide a platform for Jewish leadership through a challenging academic program in an atmosphere that encourages adherence to the traditional beliefs and practices of Modern Orthodoxy.