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Yeshiva University High Schools Annual Dinner of Tribute Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Marina del Rey

We are privileged to be honoring Alan ’72, David 06, and Alex ’10 Goldberg, Silvia and Abraham Borenstein, Jacqueline and Dov ’88 Borgen, Rabbi Shlomo Tiechtel, Rabbi Shimon Schenker, and Nathan Lewin ’53.


Alan ('72), David ('06) & Alex ('10) Goldberg

YUHS Legacy Award

The Goldberg family has been an integral part of YUHS for generations.

Alan Goldberg (YUHSB ’72) grew up in Great Neck, NY and was carpooled to Washington Heights by his parents and others who were determined to send their sons to YUHSB no matter the inconvenience. Alan is a member of the Yeshiva University Board of Trustees, the RIETS Board of Trustees, as well as the YUHS Board of Trustees.  He is Co-Founder & CEO of Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity investment firm based in Manhattan.  Alan lives in Riverdale and Atlantic Beach with his wife, Miriam, Chair of the YUHS Board of Trustees.  They are parents to Sarah and Ephraim Mernick, Gabrielle and David (YUHSB ‘06) Goldberg and Deena and Alex (YUHSB ‘10) Goldberg.

David (YUHSB ‘06) attended Yeshivat Har Etzion and graduated Yeshiva University in 2011. He and Gabrielle are parents to Isaac, Jacob and Nathaniel. David is a Partner at Audubon Trust.  Alex (YUHSB ’10) attended Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and graduated Yeshiva University in 2014. Alex is an associate at MFP Investors. He and his wife Deena reside in Manhattan. 

YUHS is honored to bestow the first-ever Legacy Award to Alan, David, and Alex Goldberg in recognition and thanks for their longstanding commitment to Yeshiva University High Schools.

Silvia and Abraham Borenstein

YUHSG Parents of the Year

With deep gratitude and appreciation to the  Central family, Silvia and Abraham Borenstein accept this year's YUHSG Parents of the Year Award. Silvia earned her BA degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from Stern College and FIT. Over the past nine years Silvia has worked as an Early Childhood teacher at Hebrew Academy of Nassau County. Abraham earned his BA in Biology from Yeshiva University, a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from NYU, and is currently completing rabbinic ordination from RIETS, Yeshiva University's rabbinical school.

Both Abraham and Silvia have been very active in their local synagogue, the Young Israel of West Hempstead. Silvia served as President of the Sisterhood and the local chapter of Emunah and Abraham served as President of the synagogue. They are very proud parents to: Miriam (YUHSG ‘05 and SCW ‘09), better known as Ms. Borenstein to her students at Central, where she has been teaching Judaic Studies for seven years. Miriam is currently learning in Jerusalem at the MATAN program. Yaakov and Talia (SCW ’13.) Sari (YUHSG ‘10 and SCW ‘14) and Sam Dratch (YUHSB ‘12). Sam is now attending Yeshiva College and RIETS. Deena (YUHSG ‘13) and Sharoni (YUHSG ’17.)

Jacqueline & Dov ('88) Borgen

YUHSB Parents of the Year

Jacqueline & Dov Borgen (YUHSB ‘88) are  honored to be this year’s YUHSB Parents of  the Year Award recipients. Dov attended  Yeshiva University and then graduated from  Baruch College with a BA in Marketing. Jacqueline graduated from Queens College with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  Dov currently works in Marketing and Advertising, while Jacqueline is the Director of Early Childhood and First Grade at ASHAR, a Yeshiva Elementary school in Monsey.

Jacqueline and Dov are the proud parents of two current YUHSB students, Aaron (YUHSB, 20) & Zachary (YUHSB ’17) and two YUHSB graduates, Avi (YUHSB ‘13) and Jeremy (YUHSB ’15.) They are true supporters of the YUHSB family, and want to show their Hakarat Hatov to the school for being such positive influences on their boys over their high school years and instilling within them a true love for learning and Yiddishkeit.   

Rabbi Shlomo Tiechtel

Ethel Dworetsky Morrow Faculty Award, YUHSG

Rabbi Shlomo Tiechtel has been a beloved, eternal presence in the Central family since 1973. With the direction and inspiration of the Lubavichter Rebbe, Rabbi Tiechtel has served over the last 40+ years, as a member of our Judaic Studies Department teaching Chumash, Navi and Chassidut, and transmitting his commitment to Torah and passion for Yiddishkeit to generations of Central students.

 Rabbi Tiechtel studied at Yeshivat Kol Torah and Brysk in Israel and received his smicha from Yeshivat Chabad, at 770 Eastern Parkway, in New York. Before coming to the United States in 1967, he taught at the Ponevitz Yeshiva K’Tanah. In addition to teaching at Central, Rabbi Tiechtel has served as a consultant at Machon Chana, where he has guided ba’alot teshuva from all over the world. He has also taught Ketuvim at Stern College and is a recipient of the Gruss Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Rabbi Tiechtel is the proud grandson of Rabbi Yissacher Shlomo Tiechtel, author of Aim HaBanim S’maicha and of the responsa Mishna Sachir. Together with his wife, Rebbetzin Shana Tiechtel, Rabbi Tiechtel has continued the legacy of his grandfather by instilling his unwavering faith and love for all Jews to his children and grandchildren, who now impact Jews all over the world, spreading messages of spirituality, Torah values and Jewish pride.

Central is proud to honor Rabbi Shlomo Tiechtel with the Ethel Dworetsky Morrow Faculty Award.

Rabbi Shimon Schenker

Faculty Award, YUHSB

 Rabbi Shimon Schenker currently serves as the  Associate Principal in YUHSB and has been teaching in  YUHSB since 2001. He began as a Rebbe in the PTACH  program based at YUHSB, and then transitioned to  become the Director of YUHSB’s Learning Center, as  well as a beloved Maggid Shiur.

 Rabbi Schenker received his Bachelors degree in  Management Information Systems from the Sy Syms School of Business, and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Rabbinic Ordination from RIETS at Yeshiva University. He completed his Masters in Special Education from Herbert Lehman College. He is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Reading Remediation by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education.

Rabbi Schenker was the recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education in 2013.  He loves teaching and enjoys the strong relationships that he has with all of the students in YUHSB.

Rabbi Schenker resides in Passaic, New Jersey with wife Malka and their seven children; Leah Ahuvah, Sarah Meira, Moshe, Yehuda, Akiva, Chaim, and Hadassah.

Nathan Lewin ('53) 

Centennial Leadership  Award 

Nathan Lewin (YUHSB '53) is a remarkable  illustration of a  YUHS alumnus who embodies  the mission of  our institution. Though one of  many, few American Orthodox Jewish  attorneys have made their mark on the  practice of law and the Jewish community quite like Lewin. During a prestigious career spanning several decades, he has argued scores of cases including many before the Supreme Court; fought for countless causes for the Jewish community; represented a diverse group of defendants ranging from Richard Nixon to John Lennon to the Lubavitcher Rebbe; and taught constitutional law at leading law schools such as Harvard, the University of Chicago and Columbia.

Many of Lewin’s well-publicized cases involved fighting against discrimination in religious issues, such as arguing for the right of on-duty military personnel to wear yarmulkes, and defending the placement of a menorah in front of a city hall building. That commitment to combating religious intolerance is a mission that is perhaps rooted in his own experiences facing discrimination as a young law student and graduate. It is a mission further exemplified by Lewin’s dedication to the Jewish community and his service to several Jewish organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. area, where he resides with his wife, Rikki ’55YUHS, and is still engaged in the full-time practice of law with his daughter, Alyza. It is Nathan Lewin himself who can serve as a shining role model exemplifying that noble mission of service to the Jewish community.

For reservations or for more information about the dinner, please contact Elissa Schertz at 212.960.5223 or