by | Aug 11, 2017 | Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov to this year’s Congregation Beth El’s J. Samuel Goldback Scholarship recipients:
• Elliana Friedman, a rising senior at James Madison University, with hopes of entering a career in public accounting, she has been active in Jewish life locally and at JMU.
• Ethan Friedman, a recent graduate of Maury High School, who has been active locally in BBYO and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. He will attend James Madison University.
• Carly Marcus, a recent graduate of Princess Anne High School, who has volunteered as a teacher’s assistant for a 2nd grade class at Thalia Elementary School while playing on the varsity volleyball team. She will attend Radford University. Each of the recipients will receive $1,000.

Motivated by the memory that financial impediments kept him from achieving his own educational goals, J. Samuel Goldback left funds to Congregation Beth El to provide grants to college-aged students, based in part on scholarly promise/ achievement.