GREENSBORO, N.C – Rebecca Bain of Brookfield and Ezra Hurvitz of Stamford have been inducted into the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society.. Now in its second year, the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is an international honor society, modeled after the National Honor Society, that acknowledges exceptional eighth and ninth grade students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, leadership and service to their communities.
Both Bain and Hurvitz are top students at their respective schools. Bain is a special education tutor and a leader in her yearbook committee. She also volunteers at the United Jewish Center Religious School where she has been a Madricha or teacher’s aide for two years.
In addition to playing basketball, soccer and tennis for his school and baseball for a local Jewish league, Hurvitz also trains for strongman competitions. He studies art, piano and harmonica as well, and is active in his local chapter of Kadima/USY.
Along with the other students who have been inducted into the Honor Society, the two Connecticut students spent a weekend in March at the Academy’s 100-acre Greensboro, N.C. campus, where they were presented with an award certificate and participated in leadership programming.
“To be named a member of the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is a great achievement,” says Mark Spielman, director of the Honor Society. “We enjoyed meeting each of the honorees and look forward to following their successes as they make great contributions to our society.”