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The Richard W. Briskin Cantor-in-Residence Award was established at Temple Beth El in 1998 by Henra Briskin in memory of her husband Richard, who had a passion for both singing and Jewish liturgical music. The award is presented annually to an outstanding student of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.
The Needy Ego Arts Festival honors the memory of Ilana Finkelstein, an emerging artist who passed away unexpectedly in 2021 at age 33. In keeping with her artistic vision, and carrying on the name under which she marketed her creations, this festival seeks to showcase Jewish-themed art or crafts, as well as other arts and crafts without religious themes or symbols.