Class of 2023 Receives Judaic Studies Certificates, Thesis Prize

Written by
Margo Bresnen
May 31, 2023

The Program in Judaic Studies was delighted to honor its latest certificate recipients at its Class Day reception on Monday. Four members of the Class of 2023 are graduating with the JDS certificate this week: Adam Hoffman, Zev Mishell, Micah Newberger, and Adira Smirnov. The students and their loved ones were joined in celebration by several faculty members who also serve on the program's executive committee.

JDS's director, Leora Batnitzky, also awarded Newberger this year's Carolyn L. Drucker '80 Memorial Thesis Prize, a competitive prize for the best thesis on a Jewish studies topic, broadly defined. Newberger's thesis is titled "A Great Voice: Language from Sinai."