Tamar Tecktiel, daughter of Susan and Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel, was recently awarded the Layni and Scott Rothbort Judaic College Scholarship for college students of Midbar Kodesh Temple members, taking a course in a Jewish related subject at an accredited college or university. Tamar is a Junior at Indiana University, where she is majoring in Jewish Studies with minors in education and Hebrew.
She is president of Sigma Delta Tau, where she encourages her sisters to build a better world through Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam projects. Tamar recently participated in "The Little 500", the largest collegiate race in the United States, attracting 25,000 people to Bloomington every year in celebration of IU bicycle culture. Recently Rabbi Tecktiel joined Tamar on the track as part of her crew.
The Rothborts, who have lived in the Henderson area for several years, established the fund as a continuing practice of community work that they did in their home town of Milburn, New Jersey. They wanted to sponsor a specific program that would honor students who connect to Judaism and who explore their Jewish identity on campus.
Together, the Rothborts value education and want to encourage students to become a Jewish voice on campus. They hope that this scholarship will encourage Jewish students to seek out the educational tools that are needed to become Jewish leaders.
For more information on the Layni and Scott Rothbort Judaic College Scholarship fund and how to apply for the 2019 spring deadline, contact Andrew Spivak at 702.355.5695 or Rabbi Bradley Tecktiel at 702.454.4848.