2012 Juliet Hollister Awards Ceremony Honoree
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna (OM Leadership Team) serves as University Chaplain and Rabbi at the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU. Rabbi Sarna founded the Jewish Learning Fellowship at NYU, a “school-within-a-school,” offering intensive ten-week courses of exploration in Jewish thought. With nearly 1000 alumni since 2007, the Fellowship now serves as a national educational model for Jewish campus groups. Rabbi Sarna was awarded the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence from Hillel International in 2008. He was listed as one of “36 under 36 Changemakers” by the New York Jewish Week (2009), received the Hallmark Award from the NYU Division of Student Affairs (2010), and will be honored with a United Nations’ Juliet Hollister Award in October (2012) by the Temple of Understanding. He is the editor of The Koren Shabbat Evening Siddur (2011) and Orthodox Forum Series: Toward a Jewish Perspective on Culture (forthcoming).