Wagner College Chai Society Virtual Community Mitzvah Awards 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 via Zoom at 6:00pm (EST)

Since 2004, the Chai Society has worked to strengthen the ties between the College and the Jewish community and to support co-curricular activities. We are proud to share that Jewish life on Wagner’s campus is thriving! We have an active Chai Society Steering Committee; a growing Hillel with remarkable youth leadership; the Wagner College Holocaust Center is awakening youth to the ramifications of prejudice, anti-Semitism, and racism; program offerings in the community are expanding; and scholarships have been awarded to students in need.

The Chai Society Virtual Community
Mitzvah Awards recognize individuals who have
enhanced and promoted Jewish life on campus and within the
broader community. All proceeds raised through this virtual
event will be used to advance the mission of the Chai Society,
and serve as a true mitzvah opportunity.

Your support is an act of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).




Chai Society 2021
- Virtual Community Mitzvah Awards -

Arthur Spielman - Courage Award

The Courage Award celebrates an inspirational individual who personifies strength and resilience in overcoming adversity and prejudice and is a role model to others..

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Joel Cohen '50 - Monroe J. Klein ‘66 Humanitarian Award

The Monroe J. Klein ’66 Humanitarian Award is given in memory of the Wagner alumnus, businessman and veteran, and recognizes an individual who exemplifies the same spirit of “loving kindness,” Gemilut Chassadim and generosity.

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Dr. Ginny Mantello - Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award

The Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award recognizes an individual committed to Tikkun Olam, “repairing the world,” through their persistent efforts to make our community stronger and more just. This award is given in memory of Allan Weissglass, a business and community leader who served on boards of hospitals, art museums and Jewish institutions.

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Reverend Dr. Terry Troia H'05 - Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award

The Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award recognizes an individual committed to Tikkun Olam, “repairing the world,” through their persistent efforts to make our community stronger and more just. This award is given in memory of Allan Weissglass, a business and community leader who served on boards of hospitals, art museums and Jewish institutions.

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Efrat LaMandre, FNP-C - Spirit of Change Award

The Spirit of Change Award honors a leader with visionary and innovative approaches to transforming the lives of others in the most profound ways and motivating and mobilizing others for a common purpose.

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Bethany Friedman ’21 - Next Generation Award

The Next Generation Award recognizes a student, devoted to Jewish life and to Holocaust education, who performs mitzvot, “good deeds,” and stands up for others.

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