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Gallery of Grads ‘19 Photo / Hilliary Photography

A Cleveland Jewish News Special Section


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High School Graduates


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Over $9 Million awarded in scholarships Most Popular Areas of Study: Biology/Pre-Health Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering

REID ADELMAN Solon High School The Ohio State University

JAMIE INSUL Solon High School University of Wisconsin

MELISSA BAERSON Solon High School University of Missouri

PAUL JACOBS Beachwood High School University of Cincinnati

SAMUEL JACOB BABBUSH Beachwood High School University of Kentucky

MATTHEW KANTIN Solon High School Miami University

ETHAN BRAUN Solon High School Ohio University

JORDYN KAPLAN Beachwood High School Kansas University

NOAH BRAUN Solon High School The Ohio State University

SYDNEY KOWIT Solon High School Ohio University

EMMA BRISKIN Orange High School Dartmouth College

MARK LINER Solon High School The Ohio State University

ZACH CHYLLA Beachwood High School Indiana University

JONATHAN MARKS Beachwood High School University of Illinois

MATTHEW COHEN Solon High School Syracuse University

TYLER MARKOWITZ Orange High School Indiana University

NATALIE COHEN Hawken School Tulane University

FELICIA MARYASH Solon High School Nova Southeastern

ALEXA QUINN COOPER Orange High School Miami University, Farmer School of Business


ALEXANDRA DEUTCHMAN Hathaway Brown School Ohio University

GABRIEL PERLA Hawken School Vanderbilt University

ADAM ECKMAN Charles F. Brush High School Ohio University

SAMANTHA RAIFFE Beachwood High School University of Cincinnati

JEREMIAH EGOLF Solon High School Vanderbilt University

DAYNA RAPKIN Orange High School Northwestern University

ORLY EINHORN Beachwood High School Washington University in St. Louis

DREW ROSSEN Solon High School Miami University

JAMIE DARAH FIELDS Gaither High School (Tampa, FL) University of South Florida

NOAH SHORE Beachwood High School Pennsylvania State University

LEXI FREEMAN Solon High School Otis College of Art and Design

ALEX SHUPP Beachwood High School Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

ANDREW FRIEDMAN Solon High School The Ohio State University

SAM SPIEGLE Hawken School Elon University

SARAH FRIEDMAN Beachwood High School Notre Dame College

JOHN STADLER St. Vincent/St. Mary The University of Akron

CHARLES (CHACHI) GUSTAFSON Shaker Heights High School The Ohio State University

CARLY STEWART Solon High School Vanderbilt University



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High School Graduates AIDAN UHER Orange High School University of Cincinnati

HADASSAH ZWICK Yavne High School

RYAN LOUIS ALEXANDER VINCENT Orange High School College of William & Mary

College Graduates NOAH BERKO The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems

JESSE KRISLOV University of Michigan Bachelor of Arts in History

TURNER BADOWSKI The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Public Affairs

MAX POSNER Ohio University Bachelor of Sport Management

LILY BORODKIN Kent State University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

SHASHANA ROSEN Penn State Masters In Early Childhood Education

DANIELLE BUCHINSKY Washington University in St. Louis Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

MAXWELL SIMON Harvard University Bachelor of Arts in History and Government

IAN SCOTT GOLDLUST Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Doctor of Medicine

LAUREN SIMS Kent State University Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies

BENTZION GOLDMAN Parson’s School of Design Bachelor of Fine Arts

ALANA SPILMAN Lynn University Masters Degree in Exceptional Student Education

HANNA GOULDER Kenyon College Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

ROSALIA MARY STADLER John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University Masters Degree in Public Administration

KAURY HOOPER Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts In Integrated Arts & Sciences

TALIA STEWART University of Maryland Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

DUSTIN KOSLEN The Ohio State University Bachelor of Arts in John Glenn College of Public Affairs

BRANDON TEITELBAUM The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering

ADAM KRANTZ The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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Class of 2019! Back Row (L to R): Ayala Galili, Ryan Silverberg, Maya Greller, Eliana Wolf, Shira Rub, Talya Berger, Samuel Cohen, Arthur Stadlin, Benjamin Musaelyants Front Row (L to R): Eliana Uher, Ariella Fleyshman, Melissa Rothschild, Shana Steinberg, Bradley Rothschild, Sammy Wainkroot, Julian Landes

Attending the following high schools:

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And congratulations to the Schechter Class of 2015 entering these colleges, universities & other pursuits: Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, High Point University, Kent State University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Tulane University, University of Cincinnati, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University, Winterline Gap Year Program

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Congratulations Reid! We are so proud of you! Best of luck at Ohio State! Go Bucks! Love, Mom, Dad, Chad & Amber

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Options abound to make education affordable BECKY RASPE | SPECIAL SECTIONS STAFF REPORTER @BeckyRaspeCJN |


he price tag for a college education is growing, but so have the options to curb the cost. According to Angela Johnson, vice president of access and completion at Cuyahoga Community College with multiple campuses, and Rachel Schmidt, director of financial aid at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, opportunities exists at every level to reduce costs. “Most people think about the federal financial aid options first, which requires them to complete the Johnson FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine their eligibility,” Johnson said. “Many schools require students to complete the FAFSA to be eligible for institutional aid, as well.” Schmidt added, “If you’re an incoming freshman, it’s important to start early. There are so many online resources, and it can even start with a part-time job. But there are so many other scholarship opportunities out there. Always start early in your junior year looking at all the outside resources.” Johnson and Schmidt explained there are other options at institutions. Some schools offer payment plans, workstudy programs, which are employment opportunities at universities in which wages apply to tuition, and institutional scholarships and awards. Johnson said starting at a community college is a good first step as credits typically transfer to larger universities.

“The dollars do add up, though,” she said. “It’s really about starting early and that is as early as middle school in thinking about how your family is going to pay for college, and make it more affordable and manageable.” Schools have options for students, they said. “Cleveland State has been very responsive to the community’s needs,” Schmidt said. “We have opportunities like our Radiance Scholarship, which gives immediate assistance to students. And we also have the Last Mile, which is for students who exhausted their aid and they’re close to graduating. That is a great response to a need. Running out of money shouldn’t be a reason you can’t finish school.” Schmidt added Cleveland State also offers the DASH Grant program, which is emergency support for students who need quick money. At Tri-C, students are aware of opportunities from the moment they apply. “Once students are admitted, we send them information about how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, and we also provide information about the average financial aid award that students receive,” Johnson explained. “This is because it’s important for students to understand what they could receive from a scholarship. There also needs to be some real connection to those numbers and then it sounds attainable.” It’s important to have options when making college more affordable, Johnson and Schmidt said. “Gone are the days when people start saving when a child is born as a lot of families can’t afford to do that,” Johnson said. “So, it’s important to have these options, so students don’t feel like they are priced out of the market. Having a variety helps people understand how affordable college can be.” Schmidt added, “It is a responsibility for all institutions to be cognizant of what their students go through. We do a lot of work to get you here and support you academically, but there are so many things that can financially throw you off track. ... Universities need to be able to recognize the whole student and make these options available with no stigma. “It’s about making sure everyone feels welcome and not judged. Everyone has been at a point in their life where they’ve needed to ask for something. It’s about helping students finish – that’s the goal.”

Fewer college grads feel middle class College graduates are not as likely as they once were to feel like part of the middle or upper class, according to a longrunning survey of American social attitudes.

Percentage who say they belong in the middle or upper class: 100% 1972: 88%

College degree


2018: 64%


Non-college 40 41% 37% 20







The General Social Survey is administered by NORC at the University of Chicago. Each year's sample size varies, with margins of error ranging from ±2.2 percentage points to ±3.1 percentage points. SOURCE: General Social Survey



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Mazal Tov to our Class of 2019

Top Row: (Left to Right) Andrew Philip, Shalev Ost, Noah Page, Benjamin Krantz, Theodore Prokvolit, Nathan Claypool, Guy Levi Middle Row: (Left to Right) Max Page, Itamar Cohen, Willow Keeney, Lia Polster, Alissa Viner, Maya August, Ido Gnessin, Ofir Gnessin, Andrew Malensek Bottom Row: (Left to Right) Rena Berkowitz, Isabella Holsman, Madeline McCann, Sophie Cooper, Evie Cooper, Maayan Benezra, Hannah Plotkin, Liat Browner, Caitlin Ludwig

Our Class of 2019 will be attending High School at Beachwood • Cleveland Heights • Fuchs Mizrachi • Hawken School • Ramat Gan Israel Yehud Laurel School • Mayfield Heights • Notre Dame Cathedral Latin • Orange • Shaker Heights • West Geauga

Mazal Tov to our Class of 2015 High School Graduates who have been accepted at American University Arizona State University Boston University Brandeis University Case Western Reserve University Cleveland State University Cornell University DePaul University Drexel University Emory University George Washington University Indiana University Kent State University

LeHigh University Lynn University McGill University Miami University Michigan State University Midreshet Moriah Seminary Northeastern University New York University Ohio University Penn State University Purdue University Syracuse University Newhouse School

The Ohio State University The Ohio State University Honors Program The Ohio State University Scholars Program University at Buffalo University of British Columbia University of Cincinnati University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Kentucky University of Miami

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or rising high school seniors, college application season can be daunting. According to Margaret Appenheimer, director of college counseling at Hathaway Brown School, and Andrew Cruse, associate director of college guidance at Laurel School, both in Shaker Heights, creating a plan can help avoid stress. Deciding if one is going to apply early is a good place to start, they said. “Applying doesn’t truly happen in earnest until the summer or early fall of their senior year,” Cruse

said. “For deadline schools, typically by Nov. 1 of their senior year are the early deadlines and then the regular deadlines are January or February. Typically, we would expect our students to be ready by the fall of their senior year.” Cruse added rising seniors should prepare for a “meaningful” search. Near the end of their junior year, students should meet with their counselors and get an idea of how they will be spending the summer. “So, when our students come back in August, they’re ready for the application process,” he said. “That is where they need to be.” Appenheimer explained the best time to start applying depends on the type.


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Appenheimer said students can choose to apply in “early action,” which is before Nov. 1; “early decision,” which is like early action, but is a binding commitment; “rolling,” where colleges review applications as they receive them and roll out decisions soon after; and “regular decision,” which is where a deadline is in January or February. Appenheimer When applying for schools, students should consider the overall “fit.” “We throw the word fit around, and I think it’s a word that has been washed of meaning, but it’s so important to remind students that this is about there being more than one “right” school out there for them,” Cruse explained. “There Cruse are a lot of options out there. We stress about opening one’s mind and broadening the search. And that isn’t easy for a 17-year-old to do. But we ask them to do a little introspection so they are coming from a place where they know how they’re going to investigate.” Appenheimer said a big thing to consider is price. “Students and parents should talk together about the role that finances will play,” she said. “We recommend that parents complete the (College Board’s) net price calculator for at least 10 schools their child is considering, which is on every college’s financial aid (web page). Having an honest conversation about what your family can afford will help students direct their college search.” Additionally, Appenheimer suggested students consider how they learn in their college search. “If having one-on-one attention from a teacher is a must, (the student) might rethink applying to an institution that has the majority of classes in a massive lecture hall,” she noted. “On the whole, we encourage students to take the time to reflect on what they want their college experience to be like, both academically and socially.” Most high schools offer assistance for students during application season. “We have a robust college counseling program in which we start working with students in January of their junior year,” Appenheimer said. “We also discuss the purpose of the college essay, examine exemplars and have writing workshops to explore essay ideas and development. ... The support continues throughout the senior year.” Both professionals said this continued support can help lower stress levels associated with applying for college. “In so many ways, this process has become such a high-pressure experience and the way it conflates with the end of this giant chapter of life, it turns into a perfect storm of pressure,” Cruse stated. “It can be a tricky business applying to schools. It’s very easy to get carried away. So, we try our best to keep everyone’s feet on the ground.” Appenheimer added, “Deciding where to continue your education should be an exciting, happy time in a young person’s life. We stay informed of the constantly changing college admissions landscape and are proud to advise students as they choose what’s next.”


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Uncertainty common when choosing a major BECKY RASPE | SPECIAL SECTIONS STAFF REPORTER @BeckyRaspeCJN |


eyond completing general courses, students may find it difficult in selecting a major. According to Laura Baudot, associate dean of arts and sciences and associate professor of English at Oberlin College in Oberlin; Stephanie Kiba, assistant director of exploratory advising Baudot and academic support at the University of Akron in Akron, and Jennifer McCreight, director for the school of education, civic leadership and social change at Hiram College in Hiram, it’s common for students to be unsure of what Kiba to study. “Most students come in with some idea of what they enjoy but they don’t have an idea of what they want to major or minor in,” McCreight said. “But if they are undecided, it’s a common place to McCreight be. In fact, a lot of students come to college thinking they know what they want to do but end up changing it.” Baudot added, “It’s pretty uncommon for a student to be completely undecided but it’s not unusual. Very often, a student has an idea of what they want to do, but they change it in their first or second year. So, we encourage students to be open-minded and take advantage of all opportunities.” Kiba said many students feel pressured to choose. “When we talk to students, they often feel pressured to pick a major and feel they’re out of the ordinary for not having a choice,” she explained. “Expecting an 18-year-old to choose what they want to do for the rest of their life is often daunting and unrealistic as many of them have not had the opportunity to test their skills.” To avoid uncertainty, the professionals suggested incoming students focus on what interests them. “When you get to college, the world opens up in ways you’ve never

experienced before,” McCreight stated. “It is important to take classes across a wide variety of disciplines because you’ll have experiences that surprise you in how much you enjoyed it. There is so much choice in front of (students) and that is a good thing.” Kiba added, “It is better to invest the time and energy to identify what your interests are and your personality and how that translates into being supported in a career path, instead of looking at a sheet and picking something. In the best of all worlds, we want you to actually like your major.” Baudot said students should consider subjects that will engage them throughout college. “So, yes, it is important for them to think about how this will apply to life after college, but we like students to know that many majors have translatable skills in the real world,” she said. “So, I hope students will think about their major in a way they feel intellectually passionate about and something they feel they want to study in depth.” Though it helps to choose a major before starting school, it’s also OK to choose after classes begin. “They can definitely afford to figure it out as they go, besides courses like pre-med as a lot of course work gets done from the very beginning,” Baudot stated. “Otherwise, we encourage students to explore a range of fields in their first year, giving them time to think of what they’re passionate about.” Kiba added, “It doesn’t hurt a student to wait to choose, in fact, it may be a benefit for a student to be exploratory or undecided if they really don’t have a focus area narrowed down. College is the time to learn about yourself and grow as a person. For those who are truly undecided, it is worth the wait to invest and make sure it is the right fit.” If a student is stressed about the choice, the professionals suggest they take a moment to reflect. “You’re here to explore and that is part of the beauty of a college experience,” McCreight noted. “What you’re learning will inform whatever major you choose and giving yourself freedom is very important.” Baudot added, “It’s more of a question of whom they want to be and what their purpose is, and people tend to project that big question on the choice of a major. There is no need to feel that pressure. Their only job is to remain as open-minded as possible.”


Mazel Tov SAMUEL JACOB BABBUSH Beachwood High School

Sammy, Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can, and NEVER, NEVER stop believing in what you can do! Always in your corner, with all of our hearts XOXOXO Max, Mom, Dad, Nanny, Papa, Grandma & Grandpa

University of Kentucky

Congratulations ADAM KRANTZ

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dream. Discover. Deliver. That’s what was encouraged and embraced at the OSU College of Nursing. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to get your amazing talent, knowledge and kind soul. Keep loving all that you do. We’re so proud of you! Mom, Dad & Rachel

The Ohio State University


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What’s next after obtaining undergraduate degree? BECKY RASPE | SPECIAL SECTIONS STAFF REPORTER @BeckyRaspeCJN |


or most undergraduates, life after college means finding a job. But according to Elad Granot, dean at the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University in Ashland, and Beth Miller, assistant director at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, jumping into a career isn’t the only option. “Post-graduation options can vary, but include a job, graduate school, community service such as Granot Peace Corps, Teach for America, teaching English abroad and additional certification training,” Miller said. Granot added, “Graduate school is a very valid option. What we have seen over the last couple of decades, (is) the gap between graduating undergraduate and going to grad school has shortened drastically. Also, taking a gap year is definitely Miller an option. I’m a big proponent of international travel. This could provide students with answers on what they want to do.” Though many options exist, it is common for students to struggle with finding purpose.

“This conundrum of what to do post-graduation is generally influenced by the student not pursuing experiential learning experiences during undergraduate studies,” Miller explained. “Students struggling with what to do post-graduation tend to occur when they don’t have those experiences to draw upon to structure their next step in their journey.” Granot said, “It’s more common than it needs to be. The options folks have after graduation have to do with what they do before they graduate. If you don’t set yourself up while you’re in college, you might find yourself asking this question. What I mean by this is internships. It is critical to participate in them.” At Ashland, students have to do an internship. This helps dispel any post-graduation worries, Granot said. “For incoming students, we actually stress at open houses that one of the advantages (of our school) is they will have an internship or they won’t graduate,” he said. “And what we find is that many students then have multiple internships. The key to that is being integrated into the business community and having connections.” Granot added these internships lead to jobs, and if not, give a clue into what a student might not want to do. “Then, their options are more varied after graduation,” he said. At Bowling Green, students can interact with the career center for consultation appointments, Miller

said, where students can discuss career exploration, graduate school, review documents and prepare for interviews. “Alumni are welcome to attend networking and career fair events,” she said. “Recent graduates also still have access to Focus, an online tool that assesses interests, skills, values and personality, and suggests career options that may be further explored.” Granot and Miller said it’s OK to be unsure as the decision is an individual one. “Post-graduate options are different ways to design different professional paths for different times in life,” Miller said. “Each option has value at various stages of one’s development. Many factors can limit what a person may pursue. ... A person needs to evaluate these areas to determine the pros and cons of their choice.” Granot added, “Not all of us work according to the same timeline or set of preferences. We’re always wondering what we could do differently or in addition to. So, it’s perfectly fine to be in a constant state of questioning as long as there is an understanding. But, there is a strong demand for talent, so it’s a great time to be graduating from college.”


Mazel Tov





We are so proud of your hard work and wish you an incredible four years at college.

On Wisconsin!!! Lots of love, Mom, Dad, Brandon & Lauren

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It has been our joy to watch you grow from a sweet inquisitive girl, to the independent, confident woman you’ve become. You illuminate everything and everyone around you. We are so excited to see what your future has in store. We love you, Mom and Dad

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So proud of your hard work and accomplishments! With love and pride today and always, Mom, Dad & Mallory

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Visit, research colleges before applying BECKY RASPE | SPECIAL SECTIONS STAFF REPORTER @BeckyRaspeCJN |


pplying to and selecting a college is a big commitment. Before applying, Meredith Cannon, associate director of admissions at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, and Emily Haggerty, director of admissions at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, suggested students schedule a campus visit. But there are a few things students and their families should consider before visiting. “The end of junior year and Cannon that summer before senior year is the prime time to begin looking at colleges,” Cannon said. “This allows time for students to revisit colleges through senior year.” Cannon said they should consider four things: size, location, majors and cost. Size takes class size and total university size into consideration. The location would include how far the school is from Haggerty home, as well as the surrounding environment. Majors include knowing what programs the school offers. And the cost is how much a degree would cost at the school, Cannon explained. Haggerty suggested families create “wish lists.” “There are so many options in terms of colleges and universities, it is important to have a wish list so you can narrow down schools that fit that list,” she said. “So, whether it is certain majors, programs or opportunities, distance, safety and size, all those are important so you get a rough idea of where to start. After a student visits a few schools, they can revisit the list to see how important the factors are.” Visiting a school before applying can have benefits. “It’s all about fit and you have to find the right fit,” Cannon stated. “You don’t have to visit a college before applying. But, for the most part, students do visit before applying so they know they want to apply and they’re not wasting their time applying. Visiting a college is like shopping – you need to try it on before you buy it. A visit is like trying it on.” Haggerty agreed but stated the ability to visit depends on the family. “If you have the opportunity to visit before applying, that’s great,” she said. “If you have visited, you can better craft the schools you wish to apply to and target your efforts. That way, you won’t be spreading yourself too thin applying for colleges that aren’t a good fit.” Summer vacation is an optimal time to get visits in, the professionals said. “It’s a great time to get the whole family involved,” Haggerty explained. “A lot of families will visit with younger siblings and even older siblings in college who can give unique perspectives. Parents can give an insight into what is best for the student. A collective visit is worth it.” Cannon said, “You don’t have to miss school for it. The campuses are quieter, so it’s not the most ideal time to visit but it is a great opportunity to get a general idea of the campus. You can take a tour and meet with an admissions counselor.” But students should consider that schools look

different in the summer, so summer visits are more like a “taste” and not an “end-all, be-all” experience, Cannon said. Planning college visits can be stressful for students and families alike. The professionals offered advice for anyone feeling the heat. “Be open and honest with yourself,” Cannon suggested. “What is right for you is different than what is right for your best friend and siblings. As much value as those opinions bring, it’s your choice. The entire college search process is a lot of soul searching. So, be open to all ideas.” Haggerty added, “Use all your resources. Admissions offices are here to help. Use us and call us. We’re here for you during the entire process, all the way until youPM sit in class Grad_Ad_2019_JN.qxp_Layout 1 5/29/19 3:06 Page 1 the first day.”

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he middle-school experience is different from what a student faces in high school. Because of this, Kimberly Favor, director of middle school at the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School in Beachwood; Mike Griffith, head of school at The Lillian and Betty Ratner Favor School in Pepper Pike; and Lauren Henkin, eighth-grade adviser and middle school language arts teacher at Gross Schechter Day School in Pepper Pike, said the transition can be stressful. “The transition from middle school Griffith to high school is often filled with both excitement and apprehension,” Griffith said. “No matter what, change can be hard. Students who have been in a school setting for many years have learned to trust those around Henkin them. Suddenly, they are about to move away from that trusted base.” As both Gross Schechter and Mandel JDS are Jewish day schools, much of the student body has never attended school elsewhere. “From a day-school perspective, the kids are often leaving the only academic home they have ever known, so it can be a bit daunting especially from an academic standpoint,” Henkin said. “From student to student, it differs.” To combat that, Favor suggests students shadow and explore many different high schools before middle-school graduation. “All our students are encouraged to shadow different schools,” Favor explained. “It’s about determining the best fit for students. Coming from a small Jewish day school, there is definitely a difference in student numbers, diversity, staff-to-student ratio and course offerings. It’s about helping students be prepared, no matter what school they attend.” Griffith said students should be reminded change is a process. At Ratner School, students are introduced to change

as they prepare for graduation. “Support the students holistically in academics, social and emotional strength, executive functioning, coping skills and resiliency,” he stated. “All these tools will help them be prepared, regardless of the setting they enter to navigate the early stages and get a solid footing. We work in all these areas in the classroom. ... Also, we support students throughout the entire high school process.” In preparation for high school, Favor said Mandel JDS students are taught to develop a strong sense of identity, specifically within Judaism. “We encourage our students to get involved in Jewish youth groups and that helps them stay connected to their Jewish community,” she said. “We help them build resiliency because they’re going to encounter obstacles in high school. We want them to face them and bounce back stronger.” Henkin added Gross Schechter classes “spend a lot of time” discussing the transition to high school. “I have worked in the high school setting before, so for me, it’s about making students feel as though they are competent and ready,” she explained. “We talk a lot about the different opportunities that will present themselves in high school. Also, a lot of eighth grade is focused on taking ownership, whether that is academics or personal needs. It’s about teaching students how to handle things in a mature setting.” Though high school is about independence, the educators said parents should also be involved in the transition. “Make the unfamiliar become familiar,” Griffith suggested. “But all this said, you know your child. If it creates too much greater anxiety, back off and don’t make it a big pressure cooker. Be a cheerleader, push if needed and deescalate if required. A parent’s job is to help maintain the appropriate balance.” Favor added parents should be “calm and supportive.” “High school is the opportunity to give (students) more independence and make their own decisions,” she said. “They have to learn how to learn from their mistakes. It’s about advocating from the sidelines and allowing students to take the reins a little bit.” Henkin said, “Parents should remain in a coaching position. They’re there to observe what is going on and intervene when needed. But, they become less of a pilot. It is making sure kids are selfsufficient, which is a big transition in itself.”


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he students and families who have the most success in the decision process are willing to begin by looking at different learning environments. It would be an excellent foundation for the college process if a student had the chance to see a small liberal arts college, a large research university, a school with a heavy focus on co-ops or internships, and a mid-sized school which offers a mix of course sizes and academic opportunities. Beros Depending on a student’s interests, it might also mean visiting a polytechnic or technically-focused college, a conservatory, an art school, a military academy or school, or a college geared to a particular field of study. Students also need a chance to observe the learning happening on campus. If your child has a particular major or field in mind, it would be ideal if she or he were able to observe a class in that subject area, but even an entry-level English or mathematics class should give her or him a sense of how learning is happening there. Here are eight important things for you and your child to consider: • Is the class a size in which she or he feels comfortable learning? It can feel a bit like something from Goldilocks: “too big, too small or just right.” • Is your child comfortable with the format of the class? Is it a discussion-based class? Lecture? Tutorial? Lab? Obviously, not all of her or his classes would be in this same format, but it is worth asking how many classes for a typical student are conducted in each of the formats.

• Who teaches the class: a professor or a teaching assistant? Does this matter to your child? • Does the way in which the professor or teaching assistant interact with the students fit your child’s capabilities as a learner? • Are students able to ask questions during class? Discuss the topic at hand? Work in a group with other students? Which of these are good learning modes for your child? • How prepared are the students to engage in the class? Are students showing evidence of preparing material for discussion, lecture, or asking questions? Do students present material or direct any of the learning themselves? • What kind of access to the professor or teaching assistant do the students have outside of class? Office hours? Meeting times? Tutorial sessions? • Does the learning situation in this class feel manageable to your child? Could she or he be a successful learner in this environment? Learning is a two-way street, so your child is going to want to look for both what the teacher and class situation offers to students and what the students are contributing to the learning situation. When your child has found the right learning environment or environments, as she or he might feel comfortable in more than one, the college search process will be easier and more directed. Your child will have a standard with which to measure schools focused on her or his own learning capabilities, needs and wants.

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Ukraine applies to task force on Holocaust education JTA KIEV – Ukraine has applied to join the world’s main international task force on Holocaust education. The application, announced last month, could be a test case for the 31-state International Holocaust Remembrance Association and for Ukraine, whose president-elect is Jewish but whose government celebrates Nazi collaborators. “The application is not just about politics, it’s about discussing history fairly and honestly,” Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said during his announcement of the move at the Kyiv Jewish Forum conference. Francois Croquette, France’s Human Rights

Ambassador, welcomed the move. “I’m delighted by this development and France will support this move and welcome Ukraine as soon as possible” into IHRA, he said. Last month, actor Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, was elected president by a landslide victory. Uniquely in the world except for Israel, Ukraine also has a Jewish prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman. The “absence of anti-Semitic rhetoric during the campaign is a miracle, a stunning fact that shows how far Ukraine has come,” said Elan Carr, the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, at the conference. He said he would serve as “champion of

Ukraine,” partly for that reason. Hosted by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, the conference of about 200 participants is a rare convergence by all major Ukrainian Jewish organizations, long divided by personal animosities and ideological differences. One issue dividing Ukrainian Jews is that Ukraine has gone further than most other European nations in glorifying Nazi collaborators and other persecutors of Jews, who have monuments celebrating them as anti-Soviet fighters.

Poll: Grades, scores drive admissions Americans say good grades and high test scores are, and should be, key factors in the college admissions process, but that other factors such as wealth and athletic ability are emphasized too much, according to a poll by AP and NORC. Percentage saying each of these factors are and should be extremely or very important to four-year colleges when they consider applications of prospective students: 81% 76

High school grades (such as GPA)


College admission scores (such as SAT, ACT)


Special talent in sports/ Varsity athlete




Extracurricular activities in high school

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Special talent in the arts (music, acting, fine arts)


Financial background (ability to pay full tuition) Financial donation made to the college by applicant's family

Gender to ensure diversity



Racial background to assure diversity Legacy status (family member graduated from the college)





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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2018-19 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel granted $47,000 for community needs. | Submitted photo / Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Saltzman panel allocates $47,000 for community needs


ewish high school juniors and seniors from the Cleveland area allocated $47,000 to 13 organizations for programs in the Jewish and general community through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2018-19 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel. Each year, a new panel learns about the philanthropic process and responding to community needs by allocating up to $50,000 to worthy organizations, 85% of which are awarded to programs serving the Jewish community. The other 15% is awarded to non-profit programs serving the general community. “Not only did I get to understand what philanthropy truly means, I was able to experience it,” said Lena Leland, a junior at Beachwood High School in Beachwood, during a personal reflection at the panel’s final reception before the board meeting. “Participating in Saltzman Youth Panel changed this idea of helplessness for me. Surrounded by 38 young people so passionate about helping others, so passionate about making a difference, it helped me remember that the feeling of helplessness is just that – a feeling. None of us are helpless – we can all make a change.” This year, the 39 panelists

awarded $6,000 to the Cleveland Hillel Foundation for an Interfaith Shabbat of Remembrance to offer Case Western Reserve University students of all faiths an opportunity to engage with local Holocaust survivors in an intimate and informal environment; $4,000 to the Jewish Agency for Israel for Aliyah of Rescue for Children to bring children from around the world who are living in grave danger to safety in Israel; $3,000 to Jewish Family Service Association to upgrade an outdated kitchen in one of JFSA’s residential homes to provide a safe space for residents with disabilities to engage in food preparation and increase independence; and $2,500 to Family Promise of Greater Cleveland for Pack N’ Plays and bedding for homeless children. Panelists – junior Carly Petti of Beachwood and junior Danny Ecker of Hawken School in Chester Township presented the panel’s recommendations to the Federation’s board of trustees May 30, which were unanimously approved by the board. To nominate a rising high school junior or senior for the 2019-20 Saltzman Youth Panel, contact Rebecca Sattin at or 216-593-2873. Application deadline is Sept. 5



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2018-19 Saltzman Youth Panel School


Synagogue and/or Youth Group

Peter Abrams

Twinsburg High School


Temple Emanu El

Josh Anthony

University School


The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Mya Arnwine

Fuchs Mizrachi School


Green Road Synagogue, Bnei Akiva, NCSY, Friendship Circle of Cleveland

Emily Axner

Laurel School


Park Synagogue

Sam Axner

Hawken School


Park Synagogue

Rachel Buchinsky

Laurel School


Park Synagogue and Solon Chabad

Andrew Caplan

Hawken School


Park Synagogue, BBYO

Brian Caplan

Hawken School


Park Synagogue

Harry Carroll

Shaker Heights High School


Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple

Emily Dinner

Laurel School



Danny Ecker

Hawken School


Park Synagogue

Delaney Eisen

Shaker Heights High School


Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, NFTY, Friendship Circle

Sammi Fremont

Hawken School


Park Synagogue

Devon Friedman

Solon High School


Park Synagogue, BBYO

Sarah Jane Fullerton

Beachwood High School



Ethan Geis

Orange High School


B’nai Jeshurun Congregation

Parker Gill

Beachwood High School


Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, BBYO

Yonatan Ginsburg

Fuchs Mizrachi School


Green Road Synagogue, Bnei Akiva

Maya Hollander

Shaker Heights High School


The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Ross Krantz

Hawken School


Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, ACTY

Sam Lehman

Shaker Heights High School


Suburban Temple-Kol Ami

Lena Leland

Beachwood High School



Noa Lifschutz

Fuchs Mizrachi School


Green Road Synagogue

Mark Liner

Solon High School



Harleigh Markowitz

Hathaway Brown School


Park Synagogue

Laura Martel

Solon High School


The Temple-Tifereth Israel, TEFTY

Seth Melamed

University School


Park Synogogue, USY

Gabe Perla

Hawken School


B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, BBYO

Carly Petti

Beachwood High School



Atara Pollack

Fuchs Mizrachi School


Green Road Synagogue

Dov Ratner

Fuchs Mizrachi School


Green Road Synagogue

Lily Rosen

Hawken School


Park Synagogue

Elizabeth Shneyderman

Mayfield High School



Joshua Silver

Shaker Heights High School


Suburban Temple Kol-Ami

Noah Simon

Beachwood High School


Jewish Family Experience

Serena Singerman

Hawken School


The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Elijah Soclof

Fuchs Mizrachi School


Green Road Synagogue, Young Israel of Beachwood

Danielle Stein

Solon High School


Chabad/ BBYO

Rachel Weisman

Shaker Heights High School


The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Matthew Young

Beachwood High School


Park Synagogue

Grey Zashin

Hawken School


Park Synagogue


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Education department investigating Williams College over rejection of pro-Israel group JTA The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., for discrimination after the student government refused to give a pro-Israel group official status. The department’s Office for Civil Rights in Boston has opened an investigation into a complaint alleging that the College Council, the college’s student government, violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the College Fix reported. Title VI prohibits

“discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, including shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics.” The complaint was filed by George Mason University law professor David Bernstein. He was notified on May 31 of the opening of the investigation. The complaint notes that earlier this spring Jewish students at Williams sought official recognition for a group called Williams Initiative for Israel. On April 23, the Williams College Council voted 13-8, with one abstention, against recognizing Williams Initiative for

Girls K–12 / Coed Early Childhood Shaker Heights, Ohio

Israel, according to the complaint. The complaint notes the College Council had previously recognized Students for Justice in Palestine. That means the council “has no policy, formal or informal, against recognizing student groups that take positions on foreign affairs in general, on the Middle East specifically, or on matters related to Israel or the Israel-Palestinian conflict,” it said. Less than a month after the College Council turned down the application for recognition by pro-Israel group, the Williams administration granted the group official status, bypassing the council. It is not known if that decision will make a difference to the Office for Civil Right’s investigation. It was the first time in over a decade a student group was rejected after complying with council bylaws, minutes from the meeting show, according to the Williams Record student newspaper.

Poorer earners retire earlier at a cost

American men without college degrees are retiring earlier than they were thirty years ago. Men with the advanced degrees are increasingly retiring later and saving more.

And off she goes to change the world

70 years of age


College graduates




Congratulations to the Class of 2019! American University (3)

Denison University

McGill University

Tufts University

Auburn University

Duke University (2)

Miami University (3)

Tulane University (3)

Bard College Berlin

Emory University

Middlebury College (3)

Boston College

Franklin and Marshall College

Northeastern University (3)

University at Albany - State University of New York

Furman University

The Ohio State University (7)

Boston University (2) Brown University Canisius College

George Mason University

Carnegie Mellon University

George Washington University (2)

Case Western Reserve University

Georgetown University

Centenary University Colby College

Harvard University (2) Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Ohio University (2)

University of Pennsylvania

Pitzer College

University of Pittsburgh

Princeton University

University of Richmond

Purdue University

University of South Carolina (3)

Colgate University

Howard University

College of St. Benedict

Johns Hopkins University

Santa Clara University

Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Davidson College

Kennesaw State University Kenyon College (3) Lafayette College Marymount Manhattan College

University of Notre Dame (2)

Otterbein University

Saint Louis University

Colorado College (2)

University of Cincinnati (2)

Smith College (2) Spelman College (2)


College graduates


High school graduates


High school graduates

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Median value of family retirement accounts

Average retirement age for men

1976 1980 1990 2000 2010 1979 1989 1999 2009 2016

’89 ’92’95 ’98’01’04’07’10 ’13’16

SOURCES: Matt Rutledge, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Reserve.


University of Southern California University of Tampa

Swarthmore College

Villanova University

Texas Christian University

Wake Forest University (2)

Trinity College Dublin

Yale University



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NY top court judge strikes down yeshiva regulations JTA A New York State Supreme Court judge has struck down regulations announced by the state’s education commissioner, which would have ordered increased hours of secular study in non-public schools. Judge Christina Ryba in an April 17 decision said the Education Department did not follow proper procedure under the State Administrative Procedure Act when enacting the guidelines.

The decision was a response to several lawsuits brought by Jewish, Catholic and independent organizations. The guidelines had set a schedule and process for evaluating private-school academic instruction. The judge determined that the new guidelines constituted a rule and not an interpretation, and thus did not follow the correct procedure to enact new guidelines. Naftuli Moster, founder of Young Advocates for Fair Education, a group whose members were educated

in New York yeshivas that they say did not provide a sufficient secular education, told the Rockland/ Westchester Journal News that the guidelines were reasonable and that removal of the oversight means that yeshivas “can continue business as usual and fail to provide basic instruction in math, English, science, history, civics and other subjects that are keys to a sound basic education.”

NYU hires lawyer to review Steinhardt’s interactions JTA


ew York University hired a law firm to investigate whether Michael Steinhardt, a major donor, had inappropriate interactions with its students, faculty and staff. NYU announced it would initiate such a review in March, shortly after The New York Times published an investigation into allegations that Steinhardt had inappropriately behaved with women in his role as a leader in arts and Jewish communal settings. The article did not include any accusations against Steinhardt associated with NYU, whose School of Culture, Education and Human Development is named for the billionaire philanthropist. Joan McPhee, who helped lead an investigation of Larry Nassar, the team doctor for the U.S. gymnastics

team who last year was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing young women and girls, will run the NYU probe, the university announced, The New York Times reported. McPhee, a partner at Ropes & Gray, also is a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan. The university’s school of education was named for the Jewish philanthropist after he and his wife donated $10 million to the school in 2001. The couple also gave $20 million to NYU between 2006 and 2014. Some students have asked for the school to be renamed, according to The Times. Steinhardt is one of the university’s 61 voting board of trustee members. In March, The Times published an investigation into allegations by seven women that Steinhardt had propositioned them or said sexually inappropriate

remarks while they interacted with him in professional settings. Steinhardt, 78, has admitted to “boorish, disrespectful and just plain dumb” behavior, but he denies harassment. Steinhardt, a retired investor, is a supporter of numerous Jewish causes through The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Its website lists Birthright Israel, which Steinhardt co-founded, OneTable, and two Hebrew language charter schools, among other programs. The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History opened in Tel Aviv in 2017. Steinhardt also supports various New York City cultural and educational institutions, including the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saudi money flows to US colleges

American colleges and universities have gotten millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia’s government and entities it controls. U.S. colleges receiving the most Saudi money, 2011-2017: George Washington University

$73.7 million* 63.1*

George Mason University


Tufts University


University of Kansas Northwestern University


Eastern Washington University


New York Institute of Technology


Ball State University University of WashingtonSeattle Texas A&M University


*Includes tuition for visiting Saudi students.

10.2 9.3

SOURCES: AP reporting; Department of Education



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Mazel tov, Confirmands & Graduates Congratulations to the 2019 confirmands and graduates Shavuot, which this year begins after Shabbat on June 8, is the holiday that celebrates the revelation of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. Most Conservative and Reform synagogues hold confirmation ceremonies on this holiday.

Confirmands Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Ana Butze Joseph Carroll Mallory Chylla Nicole Davis Danielle Krantz Peter Levin Elizabeth Metz Jessica Monahan Laine Silverman

Beth IsraelThe West Temple Noah Barratt William Brashear Cecelia Ross

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation Brooke Abraham Caleb Auerbach-Brown Yossi Berkowitz Isaiah Mersack Jacobs Emma Jolie Robbins Elana Rubanenko Jacob Rudin-Luria Avery Steinberg Gabriel Eric Wolf

Park Synagogue Lyla Berns Cameron Briskin Paige Brown Eliana Chelnick Rose Cohen Ashley Cohn Sanford Cohn Micah Cutler Benjamin Frey Ezra Galili Shai Galili

Jeremy Galin Spencer Goldberg Anna Goldberg Eliana Goodman Aviva Groys Emily Isaacson Zachary Kaufman Jami Morris Amelia Port Jacob Powers Madeline Price Benjamin Saul Max Spilman Soren Stavnicky Anna Weiss Benjamin Weiss

Temple Emanu El Hannah Appel Tovah Elia Zachary Hall Isabelle Lashley Olivia Messina Sydney Moss Jordan Nudelman Shayna Robertson Grant Titlebaum

Temple Israel Ner Tamid Spencer Appell Nelson Bernstein Ali Madden

The Temple-Tifereth Israel Eliza Auten Amanda Bendis Benjamin Boardman Lauren Clar Joshua Davidson Steven Fellinger Joshua Goetz Tyler Goetz Zachary Goldstein Aliza Greenfield Miranda Hexter Jonathan Hilliard

Samuel Klein Quintin Korach Jason Kornbluth Benjamin Lewin Hannah Light Sarah Namrow Kayla Roth Megan Roth Bella Shapera Aliza Sosin Lindsay Stein Mattison Toth Abigail Wilkov Orly Wolf

Graduates Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple Harry Carroll Asher Caruso Zachary Chylla Joshua Danielpour Delaney Eisen Paige Gordon Anna Jaffe Zachary Kallmeyer Samuel Kramer Ross Krantz Felicia Maryash Hannah Pollack Samuel Spiegle

B’nai Jeshurun Congregation Gross High School of the Bessie Hershey Religious School Jacob Levine

B’nai Jeshurun Graduating Seniors Melissa Baerson Reid Daroff

Ryan Guggenheim Paul Jacobs Jacob Levine Emma Mansoor Lauren Matasar Camryn Milstein Isabel Ortman Gabriel Perla Dayna Rapkin Amanda Silverberg Ronen Zomber

Beth El Congregation Kaya Sandel Sam York

Beth IsraelThe West Temple Hannah Ross

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah Lee Berger Nate Cohen Orly Einhorn Rebecca Maly Aidan Uher Micah Zimmerman Noah Zimmerman

Park Synagogue Emma Briskin Trudie Effron Alexa Freeman Armon Frey Elijah Frey Andrew Friedman Hadass Galili Emma Gutarts Iris Levine Lincoln Luzar Noa Marcus Benjamin Muencz Ryan Muencz Jack Newman

Jared Shapiro Mia Shein Bryan Shein Mason Shein Noah Shore Carly Stewart Irene Young

Suburban Temple Kol Ami Joseph Maxwell Berick Elizabeth Cole Alexa Cooper Josiah Davis Meredith Hilkert Sadie Jacobson Adrian Passov Carly Siegal Joshua Silver Julia Rose Wormer

Temple Emanu El Laila Edelman Melissa Ellin Elena Flores Zachary Lashley Jadon Tinnon

The Temple-Tifereth Israel Greta Bauer Jenna Cahn Alexandra Deutchman Ava Edelman Ethan Gimbel Virginia Hexter Olivia Kline Jonah Shapera Eliana Sosin

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