Recipients of Touro College of Israel’s Leo And Rachel Sussman Dean’s Scholarship Announced for Spring 2011

Date: February 24, 2011
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New York, N.Y. - The recipients of Touro College in Israel (TCI)’s prestigious Leo and Rachel Sussman’s Dean’s Scholarship for the Spring 2011 semester have been announced by Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak S. Handel, dean of TCI.

The scholarships, inaugurated during the 2008-2009 academic year, are awarded each year in memory of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sussman who supported many medical, academic, and Jewish causes in the United States and Israel. This year, each scholarship winner received $1000; in previous years, the amount has varied.

The scholarship recipients, all psychology majors, are Miriam Silver, Dallas, Texas; Kayla Salzman, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Elki Szenberg, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Mark Selent, Amherst, Ohio. They were awarded these scholarships based on their past academic accomplishments, potential for future advancement in their education, and their contributions to Klal Israel (the people of Israel).

“It is with great honor that I present this esteemed scholarship to this group of outstanding students,” Dean Handel said. “They have not only excelled academically, but have shown dedication and commitment to the Jewish community in the United States and Israel. All of them are to be commended and we wish them much success in their future endeavors.”

Touro College in Israel (TCI) is committed to providing the English-speaking population in Israel with the opportunity to earn Touro New York credits and study towards a B.A. and/or M.S. degree while in Israel. In line with this mission, TCI offers a learning environment where Torah-observant students can achieve their goal of attaining a higher education in an atmosphere that is sensitive to their needs.