The Way We Were in 1963

The Way We Were in 1963


Heska Amuna Religious School awards and honorable mentions



These Heska Amuna Religious School students received an award or honorable mention at the end of the 1962-1963 school year:


Front row, left to right: Susan Chernoff (now Huvard), Anne Stephanie Brown, Joel Gluck, Lisa Cohen (now Cohn), Phoebe Diftler

Back row: Gary Reback, Carol Balloff (now Abeles), Amy Beth Cohenz’l, Michael Burnett, Alan Gruenberg, Ricky Reback


Carol Balloff Abeles and Michael Burnett continue to live in Knoxville. Amy Beth Cohen and Lisa Cohen Cohn’s mother Marilyn Presser continues to live in Knoxville. Joel Gluck’s cousin Pace Robinson lives in Knoxville. Alan Gruenberg is a cousin of the late Arnold Schwarzbart.


Thanks to many, including Michael Burnett, Deborah Roberts, Pam Brody, Rayzel Robinson, Lisa Cohn, and Judy Chernoff Bernstein for assistance in identifying these honorees, and to Jeremy D Moore, Digital Production Technical Manager, UT Libraries, for assistance in hunting through Menorah and HaShofar issues seeking identification of the types of awards. It seems likely that some of the students won or received honorable mention in a religious school art contest; others may have gotten an award for perfect attendance that school year. Joel Gluck, however, doubts very much he would have been a candidate in either category.


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