Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award

Established by the Hornstein Alumni Association and friends and colleagues of Bernard Reisman, the Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award is presented each year at the Hornstein commencement ceremony to a professional who "has demonstrated innovative work and significant leadership… as well as a commitment to the standards of excellence, Jewish commitment and sensitivity to others as reflected by Bernard Reisman in his work."

Recipients

Anita Diamant

Author and community leader

Winnie Sandler Grinspoon

President of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and creator of PJ Library

Jonah Pesner

Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Anne Lanski

Executive Director of the iCenter

Zohar Raviv

International Vice President of Education for Taglit-Birthright Israel


The Hornstein Program began awarding the Reisman Award in 1991.

The full list of distinguished professionals is below. 

1991

Steven Huberman, MA’76, PhD’79

1992

Elliot Spack

1993

Lucy Steinitz, MA’74

1994

Cindy Chazan, MA’74

1995

Eliot Karp, MA’80

1996

John Ruskay

1997

Joy D. Levitt

1998

Larry Moses

1999

Diana Aviv

2000

Jonathan Jacoby

2001

Carolyn Keller, MA’75

2002

Richard Siegel, MA’69

2003

Mark Sokoll, MA’90

2004

B. Elka Abrahamson

2005

Fiona Epstein, MA’86

2006

Susan Shevitz

2007

Mark Charendoff

2008

Alan Teperow, MA’76

2009

Dr. Ellen Frankel

2010

Rabbi David Rosenn

2011

Nancy K. Kaufmann

2012

Erica Brown

2013

David Cygielman

2014

Nigel Savage

2015

Dr. Zohar Raviv MA’00

2016

Anne Lanski

2017

Rabbi Jonah Pesner

2018

Winnie Sandler Grinspoon

2019

Anita Diamant

2020

Jeffrey Finkelstein, MA’93