Among his many talents and interests, Joseph was a phenomenal student of classical piano performance.
The Joseph Israel Bookstaber Piano Competition is held annually in his honor.
(All of the following recordings were digitized from analog media, mostly VHS and 8mm video. Obviously fidelity is less-than-desireable; but alas, these are all we have.)
Joseph was Salutatorian of his high school class. He had to travel to a Quiz Bowl tournament during the commencement assembly, so he recorded his speech ahead of time: