Mazel Tov

Sharon Strassfeld, appointed Director, Jewish Book Council, sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board, N.Y.

Judith Hauptman, the first woman to teach Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, N.Y., appointed Assistant Dean of the Seminary College.

Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner, appointed Acting Associate Dean of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (a one-year appointment).

Dr. Karen Bacon, appointed Dean, Stern College for Women, N.Y. (Stern is the women’s college of Yeshiva University.)

Dr. Blanche D. Blank, appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs, Yeshiva University, N.Y., YU’s first woman vice president in its 92-year history.

Debra Hachen of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, the first rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College in New York who is the daughter and great granddaughter of Reform rabbis, served as student rabbi at Temple Beth Shalom in Twinsburg, Ohio (reported by Gloria Ulmer).

Jeanne Edelson appointed Director of Public Relations of The National Council of Jewish Women. She replaces the late Henri Ben-Ami.

Sandra Behar has been appointed associate director of the JNF Houston-Southern Texas Region.

Linda Brown has been elected president of the North American Aliyah Movement.

Dr. Muriel Mallin Berman was elected treasurer of the Jewish Publication Society of America.

A special mazel tov to Dr. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, a biophysicist, who was the second woman ever to be awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine.