Undergraduate Awards and Prizes

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The following are Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies scholarships, awards and prizes available to undergraduate students in Jewish Studies:

Award # Award name Description
1 Etty and Joseph Rubinstein Award in Holocaust Studies The award will be given annually to two undergraduate students enrolled in courses related to the Holocaust or Yiddish language instruction and culture.
2 Fleischer Awards at the Centre for Jewish Studies The Fleischer Awards at the Centre for Jewish Studies has been created by a generous donation from the Willie and Mildred Fleischer Charitable Foundation. These awards wilrannually support two outstanding. The first award will go to a student in the Jewish Teacher Edu.cation Program - priority will be given to students in their entering year. The second award will be granted to a graduate student in the Jewish Studies Program. The third award will be given to a student enrolled in the BA in Jewish Studies who demonstrates academic merit.
3 Martin Lockshin Award in Jewish Studies The Martin Lockshin Award in Jewish Studies will be awarded every other year to a graduating student in Jewish studies with the highest combined grade average for the last two undergraduate years. The award will be divided equally among the qualifying candidates.
4 Molly Eisenberg Memorial Award in Judaic Studies The Molly Eisenberg Memorial Award in Judaic Studies is donated by Herbie Eisenberg and Sons and Studies Unlimited. This prize will be awarded annually to a student who has completed one year in the Judaic Studies program and who exhibits talent in his/her chosen discipline and demonstrates financial need
5 Alyce Orzy Award in Jewish Teacher Education The Alyce Orzy Award in Jewish Teacher Education is given in memory of a prominent leader of the Kitchener and Toronto Jewish communities. Given annually to a student in the Jewish Teacher Education Program demonstrating financial need and high academic achievement. Preference will be given to students from communities outside Toronto.
6 Fleischer Awards at the Centre for Jewish Studies The Fleischer Awards at the Centre for Jewish Studies has been created by a generous donation from the Willie and Mildred Fleischer Charitable Foundation. These awards wilrannually support two outstanding. The first award will go to a student in the Jewish Teacher Edu.cation Program - priority will be given to students in their entering year who demonstrates academic merit.
7 Michael and Rena Buckstein Award in Jewish Teacher Education The Michael and Rena Buckstein Award will support one student annually in the Jewish Teacher Education Program who has achieved a minimum sessional GPA of 6.00.
8 Shoshana Kurtz Book Prize The Shoshana Kurtz Book Prize is donated by the Board of Jewish Education in recognition of Dr. Kurtzs outstanding contribution to Jewish education. The award will be given to a graduating student in the Jewish Teacher Education program based on academic performance and professional promise.
9 The Klein-Rosmarin Award in Jewish Teacher Education The Klein-Rosmarin Award in Jewish Teacher Education has been established by two families, Eli Klein and Miriam Erlichman, and Ian and Pam Rosmai. The award will support one student annually in the Jewish Teacher Education Program
10 Helen & Louis Eisenstat jewish Teacher Education Award The Helen and Louis Eisenstat Jewish Teacher Education Award will be given to one or two students each year in the Jewish Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education and affiliated with the Centre for Jewish Studies. The Student(s) must demonstrate financial need and academic merit.
11 Essay Prize in Canadian Jewish Studies Donated by the former Toronto Jewish Historical Society and The Toronto Association for Professionals in Jewish Communal Service as a testimonial to the important achievements of those organizations which no longer exist. Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student for an outstanding essay in Canadian Jewish Studies.
12 Metro Toronto Lodge B'Nai Brith Scholarship in Canadian Jewish Studies This prize is awarded for the best essay in the area of Canadian Jewish studies submitted in any course at York. The prize is given to the student with the best essay in the area of Canadian Jewish studies submitted in any course at York. Essays to be submitted by course
13 Hy and Helen Bergel Prize for Excellence in Classical Jewish Studies Given annually to a student who excels in Biblical and Rabbinic studies, i.e. humanities courses 2810, 3810, Hebrew courses 3320, 3330, 3370 and any course deemed to be acceptable by the Centre for Jewish Studies Awards Committee.
14 Joseph Zbili Memorial Prize in Hebrew This book prize, established in memory of Joseph Zbili, coordinator of Hebrew studies, will be awarded annually to an outstanding student in an advanced Hebrew course (3000 or 4000 level)
15 A. C. Silber Award for Holocaust and Eastern European Jewish Studies Graduate or undergraduate awards are available for study and/or research in the area of Holocaust and Eastern European Jewish Studies.
16 Berek and Regina Gertner Bursary in Holocaust Studies Established by Berek and Regina Gertner, their family and friends in support of Holocaust Studies. Given annually to a graduate or undergraduate student who has demonstrated  interest in Holocaust studies by virtue of course work or research projects.  The award may be Used for study in Israel and is based on demonstrated financial need.
17 Abraham Isaac Silver Scholarship Awarded bi-annually to a York student specializing in, or interested in, the field of Judaic studies, who wishes to further their studies at an institution of higher learning in Israel
18 David and Lois Buckstein Bursary This bursary is available to students in Jewish Studies.
19 Evelyn Gollin Bursary for a student in Jewish Studies This bursary will be given annually to a student in Jewish Studies. The Evelyn Gollin Bursary is established in memory of Evelyn Gollin, a member of the Toronto Jewish Community. She held academia in high regard, and valued Jewish education and culture.
20 Israel Mida and Family Award in Jewish Studies The Israel Mida and Family Award will be awarded annually to one or more graduate or undergraduate students. Preference will be given to undergraduate students pursuing a BA in Jewish Studies.
21 Michael and Rena Buckstein Bursary This bursary is available to students in Jewish Studies.
22 Tom and Mary Beck Jewish Studies Award This award is given annually on the basis of achievement and demonstrated financial need to one or more graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in at least one Jewish Studies course.
23 Dr. Percy and Bernice Singer Award this award is given annually to undergraduate or graduate students in Jewish studies with preference given to those who are enrolled in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York or involved in the Sport and Recreation program.
24 Benarroch-Hazan Sephardi Studies Award This scholarship was donated by Mr. Georges Benarroch, and will be awarded annually to one or more students.
25 Benarroch - Hazan Essay Prize in Sephardic Studies Awarded annually for an outstanding essay (s) on a Sephardic topic written in any course.  The prize is given in honour of the Benarroch and Hazan families
26 Joseph and Jack Bitton Award in Sephari Studies The Joseph and Jack Bitton Award will be given annually to a student in Sephardi studies who demonstrates academic merit.