The Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women awarded seven deserving young Jewish women $1,000-endowed college scholarships. 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 with their parents in attendance.
Leah Field of Northern Valley Regional High School, who will go to Vanderbilt University, and Rachel Gleyzer of the Academy of Science and Technology, who will attend the University of Chicago, received 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 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 attending the University of Chicago, received the Wolfeiler-Simon Scholarship.
Lauren Gerlin of River Dell High School, who will go to Penn State University, won the Boch Scholarship.
The NCJW BCS scholarship committee was chaired by Evalyn Brownstein and Nan Matlick; committee members were Peggy Kabakow, Liz Warms, Grace Fuld, Henrietta Wolfeiler, and Phyllis Grossman-Kaplan.