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Krieger Schechter Day School Annual Report 2013-2014


Letter from Bil Dear KSDS Community, Thank you for your tremendous support of Krieger Schechter Day School this past year. As we reflect on 2013-2014, our reputation as an outstanding Baltimore educational institution continued thanks to our deeply committed faculty, exceptional academic programs, bright and engaged students, and caring community of parents and friends. The strength of our faculty is clear in the numbers. Over half of our 83 faculty members have worked at KSDS for more than 10 years, 21 of whom have been at KSDS for over 20. These numbers are a true testament to the dedication of our faculty, whose high professional retention is a rarity in schools today. KSDS is privileged to have a faculty of educators devoted to teaching our students academically, Jewishly, and morally. As constant learners, our faculty is continually improving, evaluating, and challenging themselves and each other to grow in best practices in teaching. For the past two years, our faculty collaborated and created a document to evaluate education and teaching at KSDS. The “Vision of Good Teaching at Krieger Schechter” encouraged us to both explore and question our teaching practices to ensure the highest quality education for our students. The product of such a quality faculty is an extraordinary student body. Our graduates are sought after by top independent and public schools for their strong academic skills, high work ethic, and incredible character. Over 80% of students in Grades 5-7 scored in the 90th percentile or higher on one or more ERB tests, with more than half scoring in the 95th percentile or higher. The ERB tests are given to over 360,000 students in member schools and assess student aptitude in Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Math Concepts. In conjunction with our students and staff, our parent body played an invaluable role this past year. Last spring we administered a 10-question survey for parents to complete regarding their family’s experience at KSDS. We were able to glean a lot of helpful information and insight into what we are doing well and areas where we can continue to improve. The most notable highlight was that 92% of families responded that they would recommend Krieger Schechter to a friend, an honorable statistic that drives us to be the best school that we can. Finally we want to thank the greater community of grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, and friends for your support of KSDS. That value you place on our school ensures that we continue to deliver the finest Jewish day school education in Baltimore. We are grateful for your contributions and look forward to continued success in the current year.

Bil Zarch Head of School, KSDS


KSDS Achievements Vision of Good Teaching Working with the Mandel Center at Brandeis University, Krieger Schechter administration and faculty spent the past two years immersed in developing a document for growth and support entitled “Vision of Good Teaching at Krieger Schechter.” The document is a continuum that looks at six specific standards including: Knowing Children As Learners; Planning Instruction for All Students; Engaging and Supporting Student Learning; Assessing Student Learning; Building a Learning Community Rooted in Jewish Values; Developing As a Professional Educator. The school is using this document to reinforce growth and professional development among faculty members. Ta’am Shabbat This year, on Friday afternoons, the entire school stopped classes 45 minutes early to participate in Ta’am Shabbat. Once a month, parents and community members are invited to join our students to celebrate Shabbat in a ruachfilled session. Other weeks include friend-to-friend Shabbat experiences between Lower School and Middle School students, division-wide celebrations and class/grade gatherings. The goal of Ta’am Shabbat is to give all of our students an opportunity to symbolize Shabbat through a separation from the rest of the week’s learning. Bo N’Daber Under the leadership of Dr. Sharon Buck and Kristen Wavle, KSDS developed and introduced our own socialemotional curriculum called Bo N’Daber, based on best practices throughout North America, and making it our own distinctive curriculum by integrating Jewish values. Themes were carefully selected that aligned based on a very specific Jewish teaching each month. Tikun Olam - Repairing the World KSDS raised over $10,000 through its weekly tzedakah collection to support local, national, and global causes including cancer research, Israel, homelessness, poverty, the environment, and many more. Middle School Awards 44 KSDS Middle School students were recognized for outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, character and athletics at our annual Awards Night program. In addition, the Girls A basketball team won the championship at the annual KSDS Invitational Basketball tournament for the second consecutive year.

Leaving a Legacy This past year, KSDS said thank you and good luck to our long-term leader, teacher, colleague and friend, Shelley Hendler. In her 14 years as a KSDS teacher and administrator (and her years here as a parent of three KSDS graduates!), Shelley brought creativity, passion, dedication, high academic standards, warmth and innovation to the Middle School. Her legacy of milestone and meaningful programs and academic endeavors - the Learning Festival, Coffee House, Instructional Showcase, Writing Workshop class, Science Showcase - stand in long tribute to her energy, passion and belief in experiential learning. But even more important to Shelley’s legacy are the individual relationships that she developed - with students, parents, teachers, and alumni. Shelley knew innately how to understand what mattered most to the people whose lives she touched, and she helped each person grow, knowing that he/she had a partner in Ms. Hendler. Thank you, Shelley Hendler, for all that you did to continue and grow the legacy of the Middle School at KSDS.


Lower School Highlights Maryland

Grade 4 students study Maryland history through many lenses, including geographic, political, and cultural perspectives. Their studies look at the laws and government of Maryland’s first settlement in St. Mary’s City to the present. Students also had the opportunity to meet with State Senator Bobby Zirkin. He brought the legislative process to life by simulating the steps that must take place in order to create and enact new laws.

Come Visit Me!

Lower School students are always happy to share their excitement and learning with family and friends. On Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day, hundreds of visitors flock to our classrooms to study alongside their beloved KSDS student(s). It’s always wonderful to see classrooms with “students” of all ages.

Fractured Fairy Tales

Grade 2 students entertained and educated a whole-school audience in their toe-tapping musical performance, “Fractured Fairy Tales.” The students’ creativity came alive as they interpreted classic fairy tales and performed them with a unique spin. We were enchanted watching each story from “once upon a time” to “happily ever after.”

Lower School Spirit Day

Lower School students joined together for a fun-filled Spirit Day to celebrate another awesome year. Students were divided into four teams to participate in friendly competition including GaGa tournaments, relay races, obstacle courses, and cup-stacking competitions. Snowballs in every flavor and a moon bounce were an added bonus!

Apple Valley Days

Grade 3 students immerse in a 3-day simulation that is always a highlight of the KSDS experience: Apple Valley Days. Throughout the simulation, the students dress as they did in pioneer days, perform chores, and learn in a classroom with no internet and no electricity! Even the lessons were reflective of the time period with vocabulary words like “quill” being sketched on chalkboards.


Middle School Highlights Grade 6 Language Arts Storytelling Project

For the Grade 6 storytelling project, students read a classic novel of their choice, tracked the protagonist’s main character traits, and then selected a pivotal scene that best captures these traits. Next, students participated in a 5-day workshop that guided them through the process of transforming their selected scenes into stories with emotion, depth, and character development. Finally, students presented to their peers as well as to our special guests from Deir El Asad, Israel.

Grade 8 STEAM Elective Students explored their creativity, collaborative spirit and scientific insight during this twice per week elective focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students built circuits, made working toys and gadgets, and let their imaginations and scientific know-how see how far they could soar.

Israel Fair

Grade 8 students returned to school after their class Israel trip, ready and excited to share their experience and learning with the rest of the students and teachers at KSDS. Students in grades K-7 rotated through different displays, activities, and stories, as Grade 8 students presented about different aspects of their trip, Israeli society and Hebrew language.

Middle School Leadership Council

Filmmaking Club

Students in Grades 5 and 6 participated in an after-school club dedicated to the art and joy of movie making. Students wrote original screenplays, acted, directed and edited their films for the first annual KSDS FilmFest, which was enjoyed by their family and friends.

Within a new, innovative model for a Middle School student council, representative students from each grade-level made a commitment to participate in the Leadership Council this year. LC students planned special school programs, promoted monthly Bo N’Daber value focuses, served as role models and leaders at school events, and proposed and implemented ways to make the Middle School community an even more wonderful place to be.


KSDS Class of 2014 Off to High School

Eva Abel Bryn Mawr School Jeremy Bers McDonogh School | Netivon Jacob Blank Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Sarah Buchdahl Pikesville High School

Jessica Cahn Bryn Mawr School Sarah Cahn Bryn Mawr School Elizabeth Cohen Franklin High School Rachel Colbus St. Paul’s School for Girls

Danielle Drager Pikesville High School Abigail Drager-Davidoff Pikesville High School | Netivon Zoey Driscoll Roland Park Country School Felice Falk Park School | Netivon

Nicky Feldman Friends School of Baltimore | Netivon Rebecca Fingerhood Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Katia Folkart Pikesville High School Sophie Friedman Carver Center for Arts & Technology

Madison Haine St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia Charlie Hallock Friends School of Baltimore | Netivon Hannah Himelfarb Franklin High School Benji Izenberg Atholton High School

Mitchell Jay Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Jacob Kaplan McDonogh School | Netivon Abigail Lerman Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Jillian Meyer Roland Park Country School


Ryan Michelson McDonogh School Betzalel Moskowitz Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Jaclyn Okun Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Yoav Paz-Priel Baltimore City College

Daniel Polsky Gilman School | Netivon Joseph Reisberg Carver Center for Arts & Technology Ben Romalis Pikesville High School Brina Rosen Carver Center for Arts & Technology | Netivon

Lindsey Rosenbloom Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Alex Rubin Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Gabe Samuels Baltimore City College | Netivon Charlie Shapiro Gilman School | Netivon

Esther Shapiro Towson High School | Netivon Benjamin Shasho Park School Howard Silverman Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Rachel Silverman Carver Center for Arts & Technology

Isaac Spokes Baltimore Polytechnic Institute | Netivon Eva Stoller Pikesville High School | Netivon Ezra Suldan Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Scott Tepper Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Jacob Troy Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Taylor Walman Roland Park Country School Sedric White Pikesville High School | Netivon Madeline Willis Park School

Samantha Wions Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School Lior Witow Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School


Schechter on the Move 5K Race On Sunday, June 1, 2014 over 450 people participated in the Schechter on the Move 5K Race and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. This annual event is a highlight of the year, marking the conclusion of another successful school year and celebrating the special community at KSDS. Funds raised from race sponsorship go to support the KSDS Scholarship Fund. This year $32,000 was raised from the event and went to support the almost 40% of KSDS families that received need-based tuition assistance. Participants of all ages joined in the morning, walking and running the 3.1 miles through the Stevenson neighborhood that adjoins KSDS. A sea of bright purple (from the race shirts) could be seen throughout, and the energy was exciting. Back on the KSDS campus there were post-race festivities that included water tag, face painting and moon bounces. A great morning was had by all. Race Chair: Heather Cohen Race Committee: Rachael Abrams Jill Baldinger Donna Balinkie Jamie Cohen Rebecca DeMattos Wendy Espeland

Kim Glaun Jeanne Glazer Kevin Keane Joe Kontoff Amanda Levine Elise Michelson

Liz Minkin Friedman Jamie Moshkatal Ali Netzer Jeff Nusinov Sharri Rochlin Robin Rose-Samuels

Ann Rubin Keira Shein Michele Shenk-Cooper Melanie Yasbin


5K Race SPonsors $2,000 Sponsor MET Laboratories

$1,000 Sponsors

BB&T BMW Towson David S. Brown Enterprises, LTD Gorfine, Schiller, & Gardyn, P.A. KSDS PA Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. Play Keepers Schoenfeld Insurance Associates The Solomon Foundation

$500 Sponsors

A & L Foods Abramoff Neuberger LLP Antwerpen Nissan Beth El Congregation Bowman Educational Services, Inc. Brown Advisory Carbiz.com Center for Total Eye Care CK Productions Crown Trophy Olwyn Diamond, D.D.S. Endodontic Specialists, P.A. FastSigns Goldberg’s Liquors Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics Hertzbach & Company, P.A. Isaacs, Nawy, Olson and Stern Orthodontics J. Brown Jewelers JCC of Greater Baltimore Real Estate Settlements & Escrow, LLC Levin & Curlett Maryland Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Quarry Wine & Spirits Radcliffe Jewelers Saval Foodservice Signs by Tomorrow Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White LLC Susqehanna Bank Joshua P. Weintraub DDS, PA WilkinsonShein Communications

$250 Sponsors

ACHARAI Camps Airy and Louise Baltimore Vascular Care Beth Am The Boker Family Capital Camps Chizuk Amuno Congregation Coppermine Fieldhouse Firedrive Marketing Group Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith LLC Har Sinai Congregation Melanie and Ray Haroun Charles Levine Caterers McDonogh Dental Associates, LLP Habonim Dror Camp Moshava Mount Washington Apartments Nevins & Associates Orly Moving Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland Photo File, LLC Andrew I. Pupkin, DDS PA Camp Ramah The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro SOS Technology Group Sportsman’s Hall Roller Skating Center The Shops at Stevenson Village Triple Latte Leadership Washington Talent Woodhome Insurance Your Community Pharmacy The Zolet Lenet Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

$100 Sponsors

Always There Nursing and Companion Care Diamond Sunoco Edmart Glass Jacobson Cindy and Rabbi Jay Goldstein Miss Shirley’s Café Stone Mill Bakery The Therapy Spot Kenny and Debbie Vogelstein

Media Sponsor: The Jewish Times


Philanthropic Statement Annual Campaign dollars directly impact every student and faculty member by providing KSDS with the flexibility to address current and emerging needs. Among these include helping to meet the affordability gap (tuition assistance), strengthening educational programs, outside the classroom experiences, and professional development for our faculty ensuring they have the tools necessary to meet our 21st century learners.

Total raised: $378,342 Total number of donors: 463 Average gift: $835 Number of Etz society: 25 Number of Alim society: 12

Events in Support of KSDS KSDS is grateful to our extended community - friends of the school and corporations - that have graciously supported KSDS. These dollars go to bridge the gap between tuition and what it costs to educate a KSDS student.

Schechter on the Move 5K Race Amount raised: $32,000

Rally for the Grade 8 Play Amount raised: $20,089

Endowment: Investing in the Future Endowments create a perpetual source of funding to support our school and students, our programs and our facilities. A strong endowment gives us the ability to plan and make strategic long-term decisions with financial security. KSDS participated in the Russel Family Generations Baltimore Day School Endowment Project which was run in partnership with PEJE, THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the AVI CHAI Foundation. As part of this community-wide endeavor, KSDS has launched an effort to increase our endowment and create a legacy campaign.

Endowment Balance: $8,433,752.98 Number of Total Endowments: 58


Designated Commitments Through these designated gifts, donors contribute financial resources to meet priorities beyond the scope of our budget. These gifts encompass contributions for capital improvements, additions to our endowment funds, and the creation of programs or projects that fulfill our mission and vision.

$60,000 and Above

Alena and David Schwaber Gift to the Joseph and Florence Schwaber Scholarship Fund

$5,000 and Above

Drs. Lauren and Donald Small Gift to the Adam, Sara, and Benjamin Small Scholarship Fund

$1,000 - $4,999

Janine and Rob Frier Gift to the Reznik-Frier Scholarship Fund Jamie and Marc Cohen and Helaine and Louis E. Gitomer Gift of the Gaga Court Lori Gibson Gift to the I. Leon Glassgold Scholarship Fund Drs. Penny Brown and Ronald Silverman Gift to the Esther Ann Brown Adler Scholarship Fund Gift to the Dr. Howard Lee Silverman Scholarship Fund Krieger Schechter Day School is fortunate to be a part of the larger Baltimore Jewish Community. Through the generosity of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Day School Initiative, the school received generous funding for tuition assistance.

Subsidies and Grants: $270,993 Weinberg Initiative: $171,396 Tuition Assistance for families is based on demonstrated need.

Endowment Funds and Named Funds Total Value as of June 30, 2014: $7,658,766 Tuition Assistance Endowment Funds Esther Ann Brown Adler Scholarship Fund Robert and Julie Ain Scholarship Fund David M. Bloomberg Memorial Scholarship Fund Shirley and Melvin Blumberg Memorial Fund Mary F. Chinn Scholarship Fund

Hilda R. and Paul A. Cohen Endowment Fund Minnie Garber and Rose Greenberg Scholarship Fund I. Leon Glassgold Memorial Scholarship Fund Herbert and Gertrude Goldman Endowment Fund Rabbi Israel & Mildred Goldman Scholarship Fund


Tuition Assistance Endowment Funds (continued) Harold Goldsmith Memorial Scholarship Fund Joan Gottlieb Scholarship Fund Albert and Harriet H. Hoffenberg Endowment Fund Sydney and Isobel Kemper Scholarship Fund Marian and Howard “Chuck� Klein Scholarship Fund Florence Kitt Levenson Memorial Scholarship Fund Julius and Lore Levi Scholarship and Award Fund Solomon Liss Memorial Scholarship Fund Carol Lombardo Scholarship Fund Jack Mark Memorial Scholarship Fund Eli and Yetta Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund Stanley I. Minch Scholarship Fund Arnold and Elke Neuburger Scholarship Fund The Noah and Negrin Families Scholarship Fund Pauline and Ivan Oshrine KSDS Endowment Fund Pugatch Scholarship Fund Eva Raden Scholarship Fund The Reznik-Frier Scholarship Fund

Merrill M. Rief Memorial Scholarship Fund Dr. Paul D. Schneider Scholarship Fund Joseph and Florence Schwaber Scholarship Fund Rita Helzner Silverman Memorial Scholarship Fund Dr. Howard Lee Silverman Scholarship Fund Judge Albert L. Sklar Scholarship Fund Rea B. Slusky, Henry O. Slusky, and Stanley H. Slusky Scholarship Fund Adam, Sara, and Benjamin Small Scholarship Fund Julia and Myer Strauss Scholarship Fund Sigi and Lucille Strauss Scholarship Fund Myra S. Wagonheim KSDS Scholarship Fund Kurt and Erna Weiler Memorial Scholarship Fund Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Scholarship Endowment Fund* Bernice Wingrat Memorial Scholarship Fund Stanley H. Wilen Memorial Scholarship Fund Irvin Wolock Memorial Scholarship Fund

Program Endowment Funds Doris and Jay Bernhardt Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Leo W. Friedenwald Memorial Fund Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger KSDS Professional Development Fund* KSDS Program Enhancement Fund

KSDS General Endowment Fund Lois and Alvin Neuberger Family Education Fund Silverman-Brown Author-in-Residence Fund Sindler Family Foundation Endowment Fund

Ezrine Library/Glazer Media Center Endowment Funds Leonora and Ellis Edlow Memorial Library Book Fund Lowell and Harriet Glazer Media Center Fund Lebovitz Endowment Fund Rita Michelson Memorial Library Fund

Louis W. and Esther P. Miller Library Endowment Fund Laura and Hymen Saye Endowment Fund Margot and Norman Zipper Library Endowment Fund

Award Funds Norma and Harry Blumberg Mathematics Award Fund Judaic Memorial Award Fund Martha B. Kayne Tikkun Olam Memorial Award Fund KSMS Derech Eretz Award Fund *over $1,000,000

Samuel, Abby, and Michael Schulman Science Fund Donald Levinson Faculty Award Fund Sylvia and Herbert Zinz KSDS Award Fund


KSDS 30th Anniversary Campaign The KSDS 30th Anniversary Campaign raised $1.2 million in the academic year of 2010-2011. The dollars raised were used for school renovations and enhancements, as well as established the KSDS 30th Anniversary Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was created to support need based tuition assistance for five years, which will be completed in 2015. We are grateful for the significant contributions the following donors made to the campaign.

Headmasters Circle

Ruby (continued)

Patricia, Gary, Sarah & Carlyn Attman Janine and Rob Frier The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation The Florence & Charles Hoffberger Charitable Foundation

Omnicare, Inc. Pamela and Dr. Jeffrey Platt and Family PNC Lauren and Donald Small and Family Jillian Wilson and Family Hillary and Joel Wohl and Family

Platinum Melissa and Jonathan Cordish and Family Dr. Maria and Marshall Haine Jodi and Sam Moskowitz and Family Ruth and David Simon and Family

Gold Beth and Albert Blumberg Arlynne and Robert Brown and Family Miriam and Forrest Foss Marcia and Leonard Frier Neil and Dixie Leikach Family Fund Krieger Schechter Day School Parent Association Lorraine and Earl Raffel and Family Erika and Dr. Lew Schon and Family Amy and Andrew Slutkin and Family The Trattner Family Deborah and Benjamin Zager Heller and Ari Zaiman

Ruby Pam and David Bernstein Dori and Rob Blitzstein and Family Brown Silverman Family Stacey and Randy Getz and Family Melanie and Raymond Haroun and Family Joy and Dr. Eugene Katz The Lever Family Barbara and Michael Levine and Family Shelly and Ira Malis and Family Miriam Blitzer and David Mallott and Family

Sapphire Edye and Steven Abrams and Family Lorinda and Dr. Allan Belzberg and Family Donna and David Brooks and Family Karen and Dr. Steven E. Caplan and Family Heather and Howard Cohen and Family The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc. Debbie and Chuck Frazer Liz Minkin Friedman and Dr. Keith Friedman and Family Pam and Dr. Robert Friedman and Family Cindy and Rabbi Jay Goldstein and Family Lois H. Halpert Tammy and Fred Heyman and Family Leroy E. Hoffberger Nancy and Edward Kutler Dr. Carol Berkower and Thomas Loveland Cindy and Robert Max and Family Mindy Mintz Mordecai and Family Rita and Dr. Marshall Plaut and Family Livia and Antony Rosen and Family Joanne and Abraham Rosenthal and Family Jayme and Gabriel Schneider and Family Marilyn and Dr. Paul D. Schneider and Family Jeannie and Louis Siegel Family Foundation Amy and Peter Sloane and Family Adina Amith and Cy Smith and Family Miriam and Joel Suldan Monica and Eyal Talor and Family


KSDS Honor Roll The Honor Roll of Donors lists the names of those who made gifts to the KSDS Annual Campaign and the KSDS Scholarship Fund between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. These gifts represent cumulative giving for the year and every effort has been made to present a correct listing of donors. If there is an error, please accept our apologies and contact the Development Office at 410/824-2050 or alisonw@ksds.edu. KSDS is grateful for the leadership of the Development Chair, Janine Frier, in helping us reach our goals for this year’s effort.

$10,000 and Above Dr. Frona Brown Avi Chai Foundation

Louis H. Gross Foundation Janine and Rob Frier

Dr. Maria and Marshall Haine

Dr. Allan & Charlene Macht Philanthropic Fund

$5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Friedenwald Memorial Fund, Inc.

Helaine and Louis E. Gitomer Teri and Dr. Benjamin Philosophe Isador and Fannie Havelock Foundation PNC Bank

Raytheon Sarah and David Shapiro

The Florence and Charles Hoffberger Charitable Foundation, Inc. Jodi and Samuel Moskowitz

Elke and Arnold Neuburger Dr. Karen Garber and Andrew Sandler Anita and Michael Siegal

Laura and David Stein Heller and Dr. Ari Zaiman

Foundation Pam and Dr. Robert Friedman Kim and Dr. Braeme Glaun Dr. Jill Baldinger and Steven Levin

Alison and Dr. Giora Netzer Beth Pepper and Mark Neustadt Ruth and David Simon Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood

Adina Amith and Cyril Smith Ann and Rabbi Joel Zaiman Rebecca and Bil Zarch

Michele Brill Arlynne and Dr. Robert Brown Roxy and Norman Buchsbaum Myrna and Ben Cardin Shoshana Shoubin Cardin Ellen Sudranski Friedman Chaya and Howard Friedman Marcia and Leonard Frier Jenny and Dr. Ziv Gamliel Wendy and Dr. Allan Gelber Fritzi and Robert Hallock

Tammy and Frederic Heyman Sandra Hittman Paula and LeRoy Hoffberger Drs. Karen and Fred Jacobs Nancy and Edward Kutler Michael Meisel Andrea and Dr. Brian Polsky Leslie and Dr. Stephen Pomerantz Sharri and Greg Rochlin Sara Schechter Janet and Michael Scherr

Marilyn and Dr. Paul Schneider Adrienne and Dr. Herbert Schoenes Drs. Ruth Horowitz and Carl Shanholtz Barbara and Dr. Howard Siegel Drs. Penny Brown and Ronald Silverman Dr. Jennifer Heller and Dr. Joel Turner Ellen and Dr. Charles White Melanie and Dr. Lorne Yasbin Deborah and Benjamin Zager

The Isaac and Leah M. Potts Foundation Sarah and Harold Zalesch Fund Alexander Gitomer Sarah and Richard Gratz Lois Halpert Tacey and Lawrence Himelfarb Joy and Dr. Eugene Katz Ina and Bill Leboe Shelley Hendler and Dr. Scott Lever

Carole Ann and Brahm Levine Drs. Laura and Elli Lieberman Drs. Miriam Blitzer and David Mallott Patti and Tom Minkin Bonnie and Pacy Oletsky Ellen and Howard Richmond Rebecca and Rabbi Steven Schwartz Bena and Stan Siegel Robin and Dr. Samuel Smith

Mollie and Dr. William Smulyan Harriet and Mitchell Sollod Jane and Keith Sopher Renee and Steve Steinig Miriam and Joel Suldan Dr. Theodore Walman Lois Wolf

Allison and Adam Baumwald Alicia and Neil Berlin Suellen and David Berman Cindy and Howard Bernstein Jerry Bilton

Mickey and Bernard Bliden Drs. Sara Spinner-Block and Brian Block Joan and Robert Block Estelle Bloomberg Robyn and Steven Blum

Rabbi Susan Grossman and David Boder Joan Bogarad Marina and Andrey Bogin Elizabeth and Mark Borris Evelyn and Dr. Gary Brager

$2,500 - $4,999 Pam and David Bernstein Drs. Amy and Ori Boker Hoffberger Foundation

$1,800 - $2,499 Lorinda and Dr. Allan Belzberg Sherry and Steve Berlin Miriam and Forrest Foss The David and Barbara Hirschhorn

$1,000 - $1,799 Jessamyn and Kenneth Abel Sandra and David Abramoff Cheryl and Timothy Abrams Ann and Dr. Michael Andorsky Rachel Siegal and Dr. Samuel Andorsky Anonymous Ann Berman Jill and Steven Bers Dori and Robert Blitzstein Dr. Randi and Darrell Braman Stephanie and David Brecher

$500 - $999 Edye and Steven Abrams Drs. Liba Goldblum and Jay Baraban Beth and Albert Blumberg Barbara Cohen Heather and Dr. Howard Cohen Alberta Cooperman Edna and Mace Crystal Dr. Judy and David Drager-Davidoff Elizabeth and Dr. Keith Friedman

$100 - $499 Rachael ‘91 and Joshua Abrams Chizuk Amuno Congregation Yifaat and Tzach Asher Janet Baldinger Kathryn Frey-Balter and Joseph Balter


$100 - $499 (continued) Harriet and Moe Brown Linda and Dr. Jim Burgin Caroline and David Cahn Carole Gould and Mark Chodak Hasia Cohen Barbara and Howard Cohen Ilene and Marc Cohen Elizabeth and Michael Cohen Allan Conn Dr. Michele Shenk-Cooper and Jeffrey Cooper Sue and Bill Crystal Monica and Steven Davis Sylvia and Ralph Dolgoff Esther Drager Kristen and David Drake Teresita and David Eakin Cindy and Glenn Easton Robin Zimelman and Laurence Eisenstein Deborah Steinig and Jason Eisner Wendy and Dr. Eric Espeland Rebecca Pearlman and Peter Evans Diane and Clifford Faber Sandy and Stan Feinstein Joanne and Dr. Fred Felton Marianne and Dr. Michael Fingerhood Millie Fisher Laura and Dr. John Flaks The Gorfine Foundation, Inc. Debbie and Chuck Frazer Linda Freud Sarah and Dr. Andrew Fried Ann and Dr. Daniel Fried Joi Fried Harriet and Dr. Alan Friedman Faith and Dr. Allen Friedman Reut and Dror Friedman Dr. Suzanne Keilson and Eliot Friedman Helen Friedman Mark Friedman Sara and Dr. Robert Fuld Jennifer and Chris Gaither Jennifer Noparstak and Jonah Geller

Carollee and Alan Getz Ellen and Richard Gillette Elaine and Dr. Barry Gittlen Debbie Gilbert Glassman Ilana and Daniel Glazer Drs. Sharon Feinstein and Amit Golding Hana and Basil Golding Linda Gross Jonathan Guth Dr. Anna Dreyer and Richard Hanna Sara and Joe Haroun Ellen Hart Harriet and William Helfand Eileen and Ned Himmelrich Dr. Anna Grossberg and Jacob Hodes Margi and Dr. Steven Hoffman Iris and Gary Ingber Dr. Tamara and William Intner Illysa and Noam Izenberg Sheila and Richard Jacobstein Ilene and Dr. Peter Jay Gabrielle M. Ezra-Jordan and John Jordan Miriam and Arnold Kahn Jane and Ronald Kahn Joyce and Louis Kaplan Bonnie and David Katz Barbara and the Honorable Owen Katzman Drs. Susan Wolfsthal and William Keys Daniel Khodorkovsky Carol and Gil Kleiner Sonia and Dr. Bernard Kozlovsky Michelle Kramer Heller and Jeffrey Kreshtool Rachel and Dr. Lloyd Lachow Jeffrey Landsman Stacy Ellen Landsman Carol and Steve Landsman Rena and Ari Lapidus Pauline and Marc Lapin Gale Bliden Lev Jill and Aaron Levin Amanda and Dr. Stuart Levine

Lisa and Stuart Levine Katherine and Paul Lichtenstein Carole and Steve Lichtenstein Beth Creeger and Chuck Liptz Ellen and Carl Love Dr. Carol Berkower and Thomas Loveland Barbara Werner-Lubich and Bruce Lubich Saundra and Dr. David Madoff Laurie and Aaron Margolies Jami and Bernard Margolis Leslie and Russell Margolis Alina and Richard Matz Annalisa McCann Elise and Dr. Jeffrey Michelson Tzeira and Ofer Minka Anne and Kenneth Moss Sandra and Robert Moss Becky and Larry Mossing Gerry Muser Elissa and Robert Ness Alison J. Dray-Novey and Michael S. Novey Harriet and Harvey Nusbaum Kathie and Harvey Okun Karen and Bucky Paper Fredda and Dr. Paul Pennock Marc and Linda Perlin Eve Peterfreund David Platt Faye Feldman and Bradley Plovan Faye and Howard Pollack Fran and Mark Pressman Terri and Michael Rabinowitz Hazel and Dr. Michael Radowsky Shuli and Gary Raffel Dawn Reznik Ann and Ira Robinson Joyce and Paul Rochlin Viktoria and Roman Romalis Alisa and Michael Rosenbloom Doreen and Richard Rosenthal Ruth and Dr. Jerome Ross

Gina Fiss and Dr. Joshua Rubenfeld Ann and Dr. Aviel Rubin Sharon and Dr. Eric Rubin Elise and Dr. David Saltzberg Robin and Jack Samuels Drs. Julie and Daniel Scharfstein Dara and Dr. Ronald Schechter Karla and Stanley Schulman Drs. Roberta and Steven Schulman Drs. Carla Rosenthal and Alan Schwartz Deborah and Eric Schwartz Fern and Jaime Schwartzberg Maxine Seidman Rebecca and Dr. Sidney Seidman Phyllis and Harvey Shankman Keira and Joshua Shein Jackie and Robert Smelkinson Regina and Fredric Smith Ramona and Shahin Sobhani Judith and Marvin Spector Elinor and Jeffrey Spokes Bonnie and Stuart Stainman Edina and Dr. Kenneth Stoller Jody and Steven Troy Amy and Joseph Uddeme Joan and Michael Vardi Denise and Carl Verstandig Deborah and Dr. Kenneth Vogelstein Jodi and Dan Wahlberg Susan and Mel Wahlberg Vera and Barry Wasserman Joyce and Dr. Michael Wechsler Nissa and Paul Weinberg Susan and Elliot Weinstein Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum and Harold R. Weisbaum Deborah Cardin and Jonathan Willis Ilene and Jerold Wise Eileen and Morris Wise Sherrill and Ronald Yasbin Ellen and Jack Zager Drs. Anat and William Zirkin

Ellen and Sidney Cohen Susan and Todd Cohen Lynn and Arnold Cooper Hillary and Jack Crystal and Family Mindy Berger and Michael Danels Diane and Stephen Dansicker Mimi Davidoff Faith and Marvin Dean Arthur Drager Linda and Lloyd Eisenberg Linda and Robert Eisenberg Donna and Fred Elrick Inessa and Igor Epshteyn Daniela and Jacob Eyal Felice Falk Claire Landers and Steven Falk Jeannette and Martin Fedder Aida and Mayer Feldman Jay Finkel Tamara and David Flax

Wells Fargo Foundation Allison Friedman Faye and Daniel Friedman Joely Friedman Lisa and Robert Friedman Ethan Frier Ilana Frier Jonathan Frier Micah Frier Michelle Frisby Deborah Geller Garth Ann and Dr. Gary Gerstenblith Margaret Gillespie Aaron Gillette Kate and Edward Gilman Dina and Arie Glazer Adva and Michael Goldberg Hedy and Irving Goldstein Rebecca and Stephen Gordon Sondra and Martin Greenberg

Dr. Elizabeth Levine Greene Rona Sue London and Steven Greenspan Sally and Dr. Anton Grobani Dr. Jill Aizenstein and Dr. Andrew Gross Lynne and Peter Grossman Carolyn Helfman Marilyn and Stanley Heyman Irene Himelfarb Saul Himelfarb Lynn and Ronald Jacobs Shari and Neil Kaplan Sammy and Trudi Kaplan Andrea and Jacob Kasper Arliss Kastner Rona and Joseph Katz Alexandria Kinory Michele and Dr. Ira Kornbluth Dr. Melvin Kramer Kathleen Krcma Madlyn and Steven Kroll

$99 and Below Erica Allen Toby Asch Snyderman Jenny Baker Carolyn and Gilbert Barron Lana and Jacob Bekar Julie and Joshua Bender Rose Berlin Lisa Beckerman and Jamie Berman Doris and Jay Bernhardt Karen and Jeffrey Blum Lois and Matthew Blum Sarah and Michael Bohn Sara Brown Sharon Brown Dr. Sharon Buck Marilyn and David Carp Drs. Sandra and Daniel Cohen Barbara and David Cohen Karen and Howard Cohen Michelle and Paul Cohen


$99 and Below (continued) Sharan and Mel Kushner Bracha and Peter Lang Sylvia and Dr. Allan Lassen Linda Lebovic Arielle Lever Arnie and Ellen Levin Marc Levin Susan and Alan Levy Hillary and Jonathan Lewis Nancy and Frank Lipira Drs. Rachelle Smith-Maine and David Maine Larisa and Melech Mamriev Barbara Mandell Susan Gewirtz and Stuart Martin Ellen and Dr. Harold Mendelson Wendy and Stephen Merrill Dr. Randi and Andrew Miller Joyce and Paul Miller Morgan Stanley Pnina and Melvin Moschel

Nancy and Marc Muser Sarah and Amit Nadiv Lili and Peter Nemirovsky Donna and Ben Ness Marisa Obuchowski Nneka and Judge Madubochi Paul Adie and Dr. Ido Paz-Priel Elaine and Dr. Martin Pearlman Isabel and Dr. Steven Pinson Kelly Platzke Rita and Dr. Marshall Plaut Sybil Plovan Corinne and Stephen Polsky Hanna Lee and Dr. Ronald Pomerantz Vivian Priel Mindy and William Pruitt Susan and Dr. Bruce Rabin Linda Rabinovich June Dennen and Alan Reisberg Chantal and Larry Reznik Megan Reznik

Robyn Hurwitz and Brian Rogers Jane and Ed Rogers Honey and Dr. Morris Rosen Hallye Rosenbloom Rozalija and Jean Rozin Jill and Allan Rubin Joshua Saunders Wendy Schelew Lisa Murdick Cindi and Brad Schrum Eileen and Dr. Stanley Schultz Eti Shaby Ava and Harry Shasho Harriet Shiffman Nancy and Dr. Moshe Shualy Judi and Dr. Mark Shulman Rabbi Rhoda Silverman Shoshana Fishbein and Scott Simcox Libby and Adam Smoler Neely and Rabbi Joshua Snyder Halaina and Paul Snyder

Cheryl Snyderman Sondra Sobkov Amy and Benjamin Steinberg Anna and Alexander Stovsky Target Corporation Donna and Dr. Kenneth Tellerman Melanie Glickson and Dr. Jonathan Thierman Ronnie Thierman Zemer and Roey Tshuva Elaine and Norman Tucker Yael and Solomon Turkel Harriett Waldman z�l Julie and Anthony Warren Alison and George Wielechowski Debbie and Jason Witow Karen and Dr. Jeffrey Zale Marilyn and Irvin Zimmerman Lyubov and Mikhail Zinger Lauren and Dr. Chad Zooker Jennifer and Robert Zunikoff

Krieger Schechter Day School Board Mark Neustadt, Chair Michele Brill, Vice Chair Cheryl Abrams Rachael Abrams Jill Bers Jeff Dubnow Pam Friedman Janine Frier Marshall Haine Dick Manekin Kenneth Moss Robin Rose Samuels Rebecca Schwartz Jane Sopher Dr. Ari Zaiman

Ex Officio Members, Voting Sam Moskowitz, Immediate Past Chair, KSDS Shelly Malis, President, CAC Ex Officio Members, Non Voting Glenn Easton, Executive Director CAC Howard Richmond, Business Manager, KSDS Bil Zarch, Head of School, KSDS Rabbi Ron Shulman Rabbi Deborah Wechsler

Ex Officio, Past Chairs Dr. Robert Brown Dr. Anne Young Harriet Helfand Dr. Gary Brager Florene Goldner Hadassah Gordis Gerald Katz Dr. Barry Lever Dr. David Mallott Michael Novey

Krieger Schechter Day School Parent Association Co-Presidents Teri Philosophe Leslie Seidman Communications Liaison Heather Cohen Treasurer Evan Feldman Fundraising Consultant Rachel Siegal Immediate Past President Liz Minkin Friedman

Book Fair Sharri Rochlin Leslie Seidman

Social Chairs Jamie Cohen Amy Uddeme

Box Tops Robyn Hurwitz

Chesed Committee Jodi Wahlberg Ilene Berman Donna Friedman

Giant Receipts Lisa Scherr Easy Money Halaina Snyder Restaurant Fundraiser Andrea Polsky Spirit Wear Barbara Baylin

Welcoming Committee Keira Shein

Parent Discussions Liz Minkin-Friedman

Teacher Appreciation Week Community Service Club Rachael Abrams Kim Glaun Model Seder Jill Aizensten

Green Committee Pam Mandell

Grandparents’ Day Julie Bernstein

Purim Carnival Shari Kaplan

Schechter on the Move 5K Heather Cohen

Holiday Treats Robyn Hurwitz Ilene Berman

P.R./Marketing Committee Robin Rose-Samuels Keira Shein

Shabbat Share Committee Jodi Wahlberg Rachel Siegal

Picture Parent Pam Mandell

Lunch/Recess Coordinators Jamie Moshkatal Dina Glazer


KSDS Class of 2010

Students from Left to Right

Row 1: Cory Dalcin, Jesse Solomon, Drew Himmelrich, Esther Fuzayl, Jake Wohl, Samantha Max, Hallye Rosenbloom, Jessica Miller, Arielle Aboulafia, Rayna Feldsher, Jacob Potash, Hallie Miller, Alexandra Ellin, Abby Suldan, Hannah Fingerhood Row 2: Jonathan Frier, Kevin Rosofsky, Brandon Sloane, Brett Gold, David Mandelberg, Mackenzie Lewis, Kayla Litofsky, Hannah Sopher, Daniel Nemirovsky, Jennie Shumard, Meredith Smith Row 3: Matthew Kirshner, Mara Mordecai, Alexander Jerome, Jennifer Rubin, Daniel Shasho, Jared Slutkin, Elise Shanholz, Sarah Cohen, Ilana Kornblatt, Victoria Brown Row 4: Alyssa Mendelsohn, Rebecca Shapiro, Max Buchdahl, Matthew Rosen, Seth Buckner, Sam Shapiro, Jordana Lachow, Joshua Schwartz, Amy Singer, Nadav Korman, Sherri Kornblatt

on to New Adventures American University (2) Carnegie Melon University Clark University Community College of Baltimore County Duke University (2) Franklin & Marshall College High Point University Hood College Ithaca College

James Madison University Northwestern University Pennsylvania State University Pratt Institute Princeton University Sarah Lawrence College Temple University Towson University (2) Tufts University University of Delaware (2)

University of Maryland College Park (9) University of Michigan (2) University of Pittsburgh University of Virginia University of Wisconsin Vassar College Virginia Tech Washington University in St. Louis Wesleyan University Yale University (2)


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