Annual Dinner

The Columbia/Barnard Hillel Annual Dinner is a celebration of Jewish life at Columbia University.

Gershom Mendes Seixas Award
The Seixas Award is bestowed by Columbia/Barnard Hillel on those who have made outstanding contributions to Jewish life at Columbia University. Gershom Mendes Seixas was the first native-born American Jewish community religious leader, Revolutionary Patriot, and Jewish Trustee of Columbia College.

Young Leadership Award
The Young Leadership Award recognizes young alumni who demonstrate exemplary and growing commitment, generosity, and service to Columbia/Barnard Hillel.

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Past Honorees

Robert K. Kraft, 2001
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, 2001
Herman Wouk, 2001
Dr. George E. Rupp, 2002
Edgar M. Bronfman, 2003
Earle W. Kazis, 2003
Harvey M. Krueger, 2004
Judith Shapiro, P.h.D., 2004
Michael I. Sovern, 2005
Ira A. Lipman, 2006
Ruth E. Horowitz, 2007
Richard E. Kobrin, 2007
Professor Robert Pollack, 2008
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, 2009
Dr. Allen Hyman, 2009
Julius Genachowski, 2010
Jay Lefkowitz, 2010
Dorothy Urman Denburg, 2012
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, 2012
The Honorable Judith S. Kaye, 2013
Bernard W. Nussbaum, 2013
Jonathan S. Lavine, 2014
Michael P. Lustig, 2015
Dr. Judith W. Schwartz, 2015
Ronald O. Perelman, 2016
Mark E. Kingdon, 2017
Jim McMenamin, 2018
Rabbi Michael Paley, 2018
Gail Alexander Binderman, 2019
Daniel Bonner, 2019
Esta Eiger Stecher, 2020
Maiya (Chard-Yaron) Edelson, 2020
Brian S. Cohen, 2023
Dara Marans Shapiro, 2023

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