The Wagner College Chai Society has announced the honorees for its 6th annual Community Mitzvah Awards, to be given at a dinner on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bernikow JCC, 1466 Manor Rd., Staten Island. For information and tickets, call Betty McComiskey at 718-420-4014.
The Outstanding Student Award goes to Arielle Richardson ’14 of Eastport, Maine. As a student, Richardson has been actively engaged with Israel and Hillel programs on campus. She has studied at the Rothberg School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem while living in Pisgat Ze’ev for one year. Arielle is committed to deep involvement and furthering understanding of the complexities of Israeli culture and history and has been an active force in Israel programs at Wagner College.
The Outstanding Chai Society Member Award goes to Marcia and Monroe Klein of Staten Island, N.Y. The Kleins, current members of the Wagner College Chai Society Steering Committee, assist the society in providing scholarships and programming to Wagner College and the Staten Island community. Marcia was a New York City teacher for 30 years; Monroe, a former insurance agent, continues to be an active, licensed real estate broker. They have both been active volunteers in the Staten Island community for more than 40 years.
The Outstanding Community Member Award goes to Dr. Morton J. Kleiner of Staten Island, N.Y. Dr. Kleiner is the chairman of the Department of Medicine and director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Kleiner has research interests in iron deficiency and rehabilitation medicine for end-stage renal dialysis patients. He is highly regarded in the medical community and the Staten Island community-at-large.