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Three members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community — Chris Herman, Gabi Kaufman and Oren Spiegler — received recognitions for their achievements.

From left: Rabbi Shmuel Weinstein, director of Chabad House on Campus, Gabe Kaufman and Benjamin Levy, CEO of Mosaic International. (Photo courtesy of Chabad House on Campus)
From left: Rabbi Shmuel Weinstein, director of Chabad House on Campus, Gabe Kaufman and Benjamin Levy, CEO of Mosaic International. (Photo courtesy of Chabad House on Campus)

Gabi Kaufman, the University of Pittsburgh student president of Chabad at Pitt, was chosen by Chabad On Campus International to receive the Mosaic Award for influencing Jewish life on campus at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York City on April 29.

(Photo courtesy of Chris Herman)
The Jewish Education Project has announced the inaugural cohort of the Generation Now Fellowship, the first comprehensive fellowship to provide professional growth and leadership development for senior educators in the field of Jewish teen engagement. Chris Herman, division director of the Jewish Life Department at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, in the inaugural cohort of 20 fellows, has worked with Jewish teens for more than 12 years. He earned his Master of Jewish Professional Studies degree from Spertus Institute in Chicago and a Certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. Herman and his wife, Erin, have two boys, Riley and Asher.

(Photo courtesy of Oren Spiegler)
Oren Spiegler of South Strabane Township, Washington County, was a guest of The New York Times at an evening reception, which was held in recognition and appreciation of its regular letter writers, at its Manhattan offices on Thursday, May 3. Since 2000, Oren has had 60 letters printed in The Times, which made him one of the leaders among the group of about 35 attendees.

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