2022 Bernard J. Lustig Memorial Scholarship Winners
B’nai B’rith is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Bernard J. Lustig Scholarship:
Sammy Brygel, Isabel Gelb and Alon Meltzer
Now in its 67th year, the B’nai B’rith Bernard J. Lustig Scholarship seeks to support outstanding tertiary students in the achievement of their potential as scholars and as leaders in our community.
Mt Scopus Jewish Studies teacher Rabbi Sammy Brygel has been awarded a travel grant to enable him to attend Yeshiva Shapell's – Darche Noam for a year. The immersive Yeshiva experience will provide Sammy with professional development as a Jewish Studies teacher. Additionally, Sammy and his wife Esther will be joining the World Mizrachi Shalhevet program - a program designed to train young educator and rabbinical couples as they lead communities in the diaspora.
Isabel Gelb, a student of Monash University, holds Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce degrees and will be using the Scholarship travel grant to further her studies abroad at King’s College London. She is looking forward to availing herself of the many leadership and volunteering opportunities available in London.
Rabbi Alon Meltzer, Rabbi of Or Chadash Synagogue and the Director of Programs at Shalom, is currently studying a PhD at LaTrobe University's Law School. He has been awarded a research grant to enable him to write his thesis on “Digital Fidelity: how social media has impacted on Modern Orthodox Jews and their relationship with Jewish law and the rabbinic establishment”. This fascinating research will not only inform current research on the trends and impacts of social media across society, but will also delve into its effect on Jewish legal texts and processes.
We wish all our scholarship recipients the best of luck with their travels and their studies.
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