ADL announces 2012 Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship winners

The Anti-Defamation League announces that local high school seniors Lila Greenberg, Lauren Hasse and Paul Lisker are the recipients of the 15th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship Award.  Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship.  Finalists are Stacy Bernstein, Tori Luecking, Andrew Tash, Eileen Williams and Rachel Wolfe.  Each will receive a $100 book stipend. 

Ken Kranzberg, a member of ADL’s National Executive Committee and former chair of the regional advisory board, established the scholarship in his parents’ memory. 

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“Our greatest goal is not just to challenge bias, bullying and hate through education and advocacy.  We must attract the next generation of advocates,” he said. “As the League commemorates its centennial in 2013, engaging these very impressive seniors is the start of developing that next generation.”

“The Kranzberg participants are remarkable and refreshing,” said Adinah Raskas, 2012 Selection Committee Chair.  “They are engaged in Judaism, academics and community.  They have high energy and high impact. They also seem fearless. ADL will be in good shape well into its next century of advocacy with these students.”

The selection process is interactive and highlights current events on the ADL agenda in the region and beyond; nominees were asked to reflect quickly and present responses to a variety of issues.  Tabari Coleman, project director of ADL’s A World of Difference Institute engaged both nominees and Selection Committee members. 

Members of the Scholarship Committee include Mary Ann Srenco, Dr. Marc Bernstein, Rhoda Kahn Nussbaum, Michele Kopolow and Constance Levy.