Meet the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Get to know Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Tony Yoseloff, three of the new Hall of Fame inductees.


Mrs. Soder

A poster honoring screenwriters Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz hangs in the EBHS terminal.

There’s a new addition to the terminal of EBHS: an “Alumni Hall of Fame,” sponsored by the East Brunswick Education Foundation, with posters honoring alumni who have walked through our very halls.

Now, three more alumni have been inducted to the Hall of Fame this year.

Two of those inductees are screenwriters Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz. They “developed their love for writing in Beth Warren’s Writers Workshop at Frost School” and gained “an interest in film in Jack Cibrian’s Film class” at EBHS, EBEF President Jack Levitt explains. Since their time in EB, they’ve exemplified what it means to pursue excellence. They’ve gone to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting, written the screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, and won the Oscar and BAFTA awards for Best Adapted Screenplay along with Spike Lee.

Philanthropist and executive Tony Yoseloff is also featured in the Alumni Hall of Fame. (Mrs. Soder)

Also inducted this year is Tony Yoseloff, the Executive Managing Director at Davidson Kempner Capital Management. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Princeton University, the board of the school crowdfunding website DonorsChoose, and the investment committee of the New York Public Library. Throughout his career, Yoseloff has shown a passion for education and helps further EB’s successes in academics, athletics, and the arts. For instance, “he has funded academic and athletic scholarships and is one of East Brunswick Education Foundation’s largest donors,” Levitt shares. In fact, “Tony is known for often seeking out EB teacher grants and funding them himself.”

East Brunswick schools are lively bastions of learning, with talented staff and motivated students. These inductees “truly demonstrate that an EBHS education can launch a dedicated student to his/her dream career,” notes Levitt. And they make EB students and staff proud to be Bears.