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Being an Observant Jew on "The Apprentice"
Monday, July 31, 2006 5:30 pm
Apprentice runner-up Lee Bienstock did more than vie for the coveted spot on Trump's team. The then 23-year-old Cornell grad and Hebrew Academy alum resisted team pressure to work on the High Holidays and brought to television the complex issue of religious observance in the corporate world.
Although he lost the title to Sean Yazbeck, Bienstock had "a memorable ride and an unforgettable year." At Spertus, Bienstock shared stories from that year, and life lessons learned from sticking to his religious principles while being viewed by millions weekly.