Honorary Degree Recipients

Name Occupation Year
Calderon, Ruth
Member, Israeli Knesset
2014
Schachter-Shalomi, Rabbi Zalman
Founder, Jewish Renewal movement
2014
Tanchel, Susie Head of school, JCDS: Boston's Jewish Community Day School 2014
Diamant, Anita Author, lecturer and journalist 2013
Hartman, Rabbi David (posthumous) Founding president, Hartman Institute 2013
Krupp, George
Co-founder, CEO and senior partner, Berkshire Group
2013
Mandel, Morton Chairman and CEO, Mandel Foundation 2013
Mesch, Barry Provost, Hebrew College 2013
Lerner, Anne Lapidus Author, lecturer and educator 2013
Korman, Bernard Business executive and philanthropist 2012
Reinharz, Jehuda President emeritus, Brandeis University 2012
Minnow, Martha Dean, Harvard Law School 2011
Sarna, Jonathan Historian, educator and author 2011
Wyner, Yehudi Educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer 2011
Bronfman Sr., Edgar Businessman and philanthropist 2010
Brudnick, Betty Philanthropist 2010
Hyman, Paula Historian, educator and author 2010
Falchuk, Nancy National president, Hadassah 2009
Fishbane, Michael Scholar of Judaism and rabbinic literature 2009
Golijov, Osvaldo Grammy Award-winning composer 2008
Greenberg, Irving Scholar and author 2008
Kessler, Diane Cooksey Former executive director, Massachusetts Council of Churches 2008
Klagsburn, Samuel Physician 2008
Krueger, Harvey Investment banker and civic leader 2008
Alpern, Mimi National chair, American Jewish Committee 2007
Carter, Rev. Nick President, Andover Newton Theological School 2007
Messinger, Ruth President and CEO, American Jewish World Service 2007
Pzena, Richard Investment manager 2007
Shapiro, Enid Social-work consultant 2007
Cail, Mickey Business executive and real-estate developer 2006
Fein, Leonard Writer and educator 2006
Kaitz, Louis Business executive and philanthropist 2006
Sackler, Marietta Lutze Physician, business executive and philanthropist
2006
Goodkind, E. Robert Attorney and civic activist 2005
Wieseitier, Leon Writer, critic and magazine editor 2005
Bacow, Lawrence President, Tufts University 2004
Carroll, James Author, historian and journalist 2004
Goldman, Ralph '34 Former director, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 2004
Hendler, Lee Meyerhoff Philanthropist, lecturer and author 2004
Chafetz, Irwin Business executive and philanthropist 2003
Everett, Edith Business executive and philanthropist 2003
Frank, Barney U.S. representative, Massachusetts 2003
Podwal, Mark Author and illustrator 2003
Cutler, Ted Philanthropist, patron of the arts
2002
Hyatt, Bernard Owner and publisher, The Jewish Advocate
2002
Joel, Richard President and international director, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life 2002
Marks, Nancy Lurie Philanthropist 2002
Spack, Norman Pediatric endrocrinologist, Children's Hospital Boston 2002
Gann, Joseph Philanthropist 2001
Roland, Miriam Aaron Philanthropist 2001
Safdie, Moshe Architect, urban designer, educator and author 2001
Shrage, Barry President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies 2001
Wiesel, Elie Novelist, professor, political activist and Nobel laureate 2001
Ahlmark, Per Axel Swedish writer and politician 2000
Chiel, Rabbi Samuel Special adviser to the president and director of the Rabbinic Institute, Hebrew College; former rabbi, Temple Emanuel, Newton
2000
Eizenstat, Stuart E.
Diplomat, statesman and public servant
2000
Friedman, Howard I.
Civil-rights attorney and chairman of the board of the Susan and David Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies
2000
Goldberg, Carol Rabb Business excutive and philanthropist 2000
Elliot, Rev. Dr. Ralph H.
Interim president, Andover Newton Theological School
1999
Fein, Ruth Breslau President and campaign chair, Combined Jewish Philanthropies
1999
Hertzberg, Rabbi Arthur Author, scholar and activist 1999
Teplow, Theodore H.
Business executive, philanthropist and chairman of the Hebrew College Board of Trustees
1999
Cohen, Julian Real-estate developer, philanthropist and patron of the arts
1998
Elenko, Stuart Stanley Founder, Holocaust Museum and Studies Center, Bronx High School of Science 1998
Post, Marlene Edith
National president, Hadassah 1998
Brustein, Robert Sanford
Theatrical critic, producer, playwright and educator
1997
Kreitman, Rabbi Benjamin Zvi Rabbinical leader in Conservative Judaism
1997
Krupp, A. Philip Real-estate developer, philanthropist and retired national commissioner, Anti-Defamation League
1997
Vanderpol, Netty Schwarz Artist and Holocaust survivor
1997
Breslau, Maxwell Former chairman, Hebrew College Board of Trustees
1996
Schwartz, William Vice president for academic affairs, Yeshiva University
1996
Shoolman, Edith G.
Philanthropist
1996
Steinberg, Dr. Theodore '31
Ophthomologist and attorney
1996
Dreben, Raya S.
Associate justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
1995
Gordon, Cyrus H.
Scholar and educator
1995
Reisman, Bernard
Founding director, Hornstein Program in Jewish Communal Service, Brandeis University
1995
Trustman, Benjamin Arthur
Lawyer, cultural leader, philanthropist and former chairman of the Hebrew College Board of Trustees
1995
Berman, Herbert
Senior partner, Foley, Hoag & Eliot; immediate past chairman, Board of Trustees
1994
Epstein, Mary Wolfman
Singer and actor
1994
Haar, Charles
Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
1994
Kaufman, Solomon
Engineer, businessman and former chairman of the Board of Trustees
1994
Aronson, David
Painter and educator
1993
Cardin, Shoshana
Women's activist, philanthropist
1993
Gittleman, Sol
German scholar and provost, Tufts University
1993
Lipset, Seymour
Political sociologist and educator
1993
Kekst, Gershon
Strategic, corporate and financial communications executive
1992
Rothchild, Sylvia
Novelist, reviewer and cellist
1992
Zuckerman, Mortimer
Real-estate developer and media proprietor
1992
Hiatt, Jacob
Business executive and philanthropist
1991
Kopelman, Frances

1991
Rosenthal, Abraham Former executive editor, The New York TImes
1991
Sarna, Nahum Modern bliblical scholar 1991
Peretz, Martin
Editor in chief, The New Republic
1990
Stone, Stephen
Periodontist
1990
Strom, Margot Stern
Executive director, Facing History and Ourselves
1990
Kunin, Madeleine
Governor, Vermont
1989
Leventhal, Norman
Developer, philanthropist and civic leader
1989
Halpern, Bernjamin
Retired professor of Judaica, Brandeis University
1988
Ozick, Cynthia
Short-story writer, novelist and essayist
1988
Rabb, Irving
Vice chairman, Stop & Shop
1988
Ackerman, Walter
Education chair, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 1987
Band, Arnold, MAJS'57
Professor, Hebrew and comparative literature, UCLA
1987
Drinan, Rev. Robert
Priest, former congressman and educator
1987
Rosovsky, Henry
Economist and Harvard University professor
1987
Sachar, Abram
Founding president, Brandeis University
1987
Savitz, Dr. Harry
Physician and Jewish scholar
1987
Weinstein, Lewis
Attorney and Jewish communal leader
1987
Wyzansky, Gisela Warburg
Zionist leader
1987