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Dedicated by Anna and Sol Zuckerman and Family

Volume 4 Issue 4 June - July 2012 Sivan - Tammuz 5772


Samuel and Henrietta Scheck Middle School

Ben Lipson Upper School

Updated Name Preserves Legacies, Uni�es Brand


Hillel’s updated name of Scheck Hillel Community School was unveiled at the school’s Annual Meeting on May 25, 2012. As clear as the community is about school pride, all have been uncertain at times about the name. From prospective parents looking the school up in directories to Upper School students registering for the SATs or applying to college, all have asked: Is it Hillel? Is it Samuel Scheck? Is it Ben Lipson? Is it Juda and Maria Diener? One thing’s always been for sure: “We know we love this place! But what is it called?” Some have thought the school to have many different names or one very long name. That’s why it needed ONE name to reflect ONE shared vision to serve as the finest Jewish international school. More than 40 years ago, the school was blessed to have been started in memory of a man committed to lifelong learning. As you see in the timeline below, the school has a beautiful story of how it has preserved not only his name – Samuel Scheck – but also the other great community leaders whose memories are for a blessing and for whom the school has named divisions.

Samuel Scheck Hillel We adopted a Community Day School mascot of the lion. opened with our first logo.


Early 1980s

And as we grew, we updated the logo, and changed the lion to the huricane.

Mid 1980s

“We know we love this place! But what is it called?“

Hillel Community remains at the center of the Scheck Hillel Community School name. It’s the core of the school’s identity enhanced by names of those committed to Jewish education. These school and division names preserve legacies with practicality consistent with branding and identity, all while upholding deep tradition important to all. These names are the results of a thorough process involving input from students, parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff and Board about the school’s name and identity. Thank you to those who participated and made all of this possible – specifically to the Lipson, Diener and Scheck families. Division names will continue on division-specific items, but you’ll see the single name roll out from uniform shirts to website to other fun ways to increase school pride. This is an exciting sign of growth, always connecting community to its roots. May these school names inspire learning for a lifetime l’dor v’dor. We named The Ben Lipson Hillel Community High School. We returned to our first logo.

We named The Henrietta Scheck Middle School and The Juda and Maria Diener Elementary School.



We introduced Hillel’s symbolic new logo


Today, we identify a single missionbased name, while preserving division names.


Hillel Awarded National Ignition Grant

Thank you!

As classes began to wind down and friends said goodbye for the summer, classroom lessons came to a close with final exams, parent visits and student performances. It has been an amazing year at Hillel, and we thank everyone for being part of this incredible community. Wishing all a wonderful summer vacation! 2011 Blue Ribbon School

Hillel has been awarded a national grant by the Covenant Foundation to create South Florida’s Paradigm Project for Early Childhood Jewish Education Leadership. Hillel is one of only three schools in the country selected to participate in the 2012 project. The other markets are Greater Los Angeles and Boston. The Paradigm Project is designed to give educators skills and experience to enrich the school environment and ultimately expand and multiply the pool of promising young leaders within Jewish early childhood education. Valerie Lustgarten, Hillel’s Director of Lower School, ECE-Grade 2, said faculty and directors from area schools will meet throughout the year to train and become mentors for fellow educators to develop the finest Jewish early childhood leaders. Lustgarten is a Fellow of the Covenant Foundation. The program has 22 faculty members, including 10 from Hillel. The first training session was held May 24 at Hillel, which has been serving as a demonstration school for the past two years. “Educators will have the tools to become better teachers and directors as mentors and leaders within their schools,” Lustgarten said. The goal is to educate and energize a new generation with a vibrant vision of early childhood education, framed by and embedded in Judaism. Yasher Koach to Audrey Lederman, Laura Katz, Marcela Psevoznik, Lily dePaz, Sally Toledo, Jacqueline Poler, Carmi Harari, Tali Barhai, Orly Dromi, and Zena Parker for being nominated for this select project. For more information, please visit

International Baccalaureate® IB World School

learning for a lifetime

BOARD OF GOVERNORS Chairman Vice-Chairman Treasurer Secretary Immediate Past Chairman HIP/PTA President

Jorge Woldenberg David Wolf* Max Fischbach Uri Benhamron Gil J. Bonwitt Dr. Michele Scheck

Michelle Amselem* Carlos Berner Dr. Judy Dach Michelle Diener Jeffrey Gilbert Steve Kravitz

Matt Kuttler* Sherri Lebwohl Marya Lichter Gary Mars* Marion Moscu Dana Yemin Schrager*

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION Head of School Rabbinic Head Chief Academics Officer Director of Lower School, ECE-Grade 2 Director of Lower School, Grades 3-5 Director of Middle School Head of Upper School Director of Judaic Studies and Hebrew Language Director of Special Services Director of Special Programs

Rabbi Pinchos Hecht Rabbi Chaim Albert* Gary Weisserman Valerie Lustgarten Tara Solomiany Joshua Meisels* Nick Hinrichsen Rabbi Joshua Spodek Dr. Helen Chaset Eileen Ginzburg

*Hillel alumnus/a ABOUT SCHECK HILLEL COMMUNITY SCHOOL From early childhood through Grade 12, Hillel inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity through aninnovative curriculum enriched by co-curricular experiences. All of this is set within a nurturing, international community united by core values. Hillel is one of the largest Jewish day schools in the nation, Florida’s first Jewish International BaccalaureateR (IB) World School and the country’s only Jewish - and South Florida’s only private - 2011 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For information, please visit ACCREDITATION Hillel is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, accredited by the Commission on International-Regional Accreditation, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Association of Independent Schools of Florida. It is affiliated with PEJE (Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education), RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network, the National Association of College Admission Counseling, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Broward County and the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education. Hillel is a beneficiary agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. KOL HILLEL The Kol Hillel is a bimonthly publication of Scheck Hillel Community School, 19000 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33180, P: 305.931.2831. For Kol Hillel sponsorship opportunities, please contact Hillel’s Development office at 305.931.2831 x279 or For submissions or information, please write to

Hillel Installs, Recognizes Leadership At the 2012 Annual Meeting, next year’s Board of Governors was installed, while outgoing Board members were thanked for service. Jorge Woldenberg was recognized as outgoing Chair. New Board members began their terms July 1. The 2012-2013 officers include Chair David Wolf, Vice Chair Carlos Berner, Treasurer Max Fischbach, Secretary Marty Scheck and Immediate Past Chair Jorge Woldenberg. Board members include Susy Abbo as HIP/PTA Chair, Sara Bejar, Uri Benhamron, Dr. Judy Dach, Michelle Diener, Jeffrey Gilbert, Mayra Lichter, Gary Mars, Marian Moscu, Dana Yemin-Schrager and Michael Shalom. Hillel is grateful for the leadership of outgoing Board members Michelle Amselem, Gil J. Bonwitt, Steven Kravitz, Matt Kuttler, Sherri Lebwohl and Dr. Michele Scheck.

ALUMNINOTES Shehecheyanu v’kiy’manu Alumnus Earns Spot on Basketball Team

Mazel tov to Jacky Beda (‘10) who earned a spot on Yeshiva University’s varsity basketball team. Hard work and perseverance paid off for this alumnus who began his college career at Northeastern University in Boston. While visiting the Hillel team when they played at Yeshiva University earlier this year, Jacky decided to tryout. Though the team was full, Jacky believed he could make a difference. He transfered schools and practiced harder than ever before to finally earn a spot on the Yeshiva University Maccabbees varsity team. Mazel tov!


Avital Epstein’s film Peace at Home, made while at Florida State University, was one of seven films nominated for an award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this month in Beverly Hills. Winners had not been announced at press time. Her film was viewed by members of the Academy, which awarded financial prizes to the winners. To read about the film, visit Mazel tov, Avital!

2002 Mazel tov to Eliza and Benjamin Dach who welcomed their

baby girl Olivia Eve (Eliana Miriam) on May 30. The family includes Hillel grandparents Drs. Judy and Jeffrey Dach. Benjamin recently graduated from Columbia University with a PhD in Chemistry. He begins his new job as a scientifc advisor with the law firm of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP in New York.


Mazel tov to Sharon and Bryan Morjain who welcomed their baby boy Brody. The family includes grandparents Ely and Marcos Morjain and Denia and Sammy Smulevich.


Mazel tov to Susan Morjain-Sperling and Michael Sperling, who welcomed their baby boy Jonah Brett on February 22. The family includes big brother Nathan and grandparents Ely and Marcos Morjain and Leigh and Don Sperling. Mazel tov to Marisa Parker Mahler who earned her PsyD in clinical psychology from Long Island University. Marisa, who lives in Riverdale, New York, is married to Josh Mahler and they have one daughter Leora. She will be working for a private practice in Mount Kisco, New York.

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Hillel Thanks Friends for Incredible 2011-2012 Campaign! Hillel thanks its friends for the most successful Annual Giving Campaign. In May, the Hillel community joined together to support Scholarship Awareness Month, wrapping up Hillel’s annual campaign. This Kulanu effort brought lessons to the classrooms about the mitzvah of tzedakah and brought the Hillel community together in so many ways.


Thank you to the following friends who generously contributed to Hillel’s Annual Campaign during 2011-2012. You have made a difference in the lives of our nearly 1,000 students...our community’s next generation. We apologize for any ommissions or errors in this list and thank you for your understanding.

Ma’ayan Society


HaKotel Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Gilinski Greater Miami Jewish Federation Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Woldenberg Hatikvah The Scheck and Bonwitt Families Yerushalaim Shel Zahav The Falic Family Mr. and Mrs. Philip Solomon Kinneret Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Ades Mr. and Mrs. David Bejar Mr. and Mrs. Michael Berkman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Diener Mr. and Mrs. Mike Izak Mr. Jean Jacques Myara The Rok, Moskovitz and Morjain Families Sapoznik Health and Wellness Mr. and Mrs.Jacob Serfati and Family Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shalom Mr. and Mrs. Idel Woldenberg Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Woldenberg Massada Anonymous (5) Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ackerman Ms. Bari Auerbach Mr. Zev Auerbach Mr. and Mrs. Jose Cherem Mr. and Mrs. David Frank Mr. and Mrs. Aby Galsky Mrs. Fanny Hanono Mr. and Mrs. Flavio Hojda Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Kiblisky Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kriger Mrs. Danya Lindenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Marian Moscu Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Schrager Mr. David Waxman and Family Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Woldenberg As of June 7, 2012

Nadivim Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Aghion Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Almosny Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Alan Azizollahoff Mr. and Mrs. Uri Benhamron Mr. and Mrs. Lior Ben-Shmuel Mr. Yonathan and Dr. Diana Bursztyn Mr. Zalman Lekach Mr. and Mrs. Jay Schechter Mr. and Mrs. Eittan Vainstein The Wakszol Family

Mr. Daniel Cohen Drs. Jeffrey and Judith Dach Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Faigenblat Mr. and Mrs. Max Fischbach Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Fishman Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Franco Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Garzon Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gelb Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Gilbert Bernstein Global Wealth Management Hyman and Mars, LLP Manheegim Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kainen Anonymous Mr. and Mr. Jacobo Kamhazi Jack Chester Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Jacobo Kirsch Mr. and Mrs. Rony Doron Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Klainbaum Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dreyfuss Mr. and Mrs. Sid Koslovsky Mr. and Mrs. Austin Frye Mr. and Mrs. Lando Kravetz Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Givner Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Linkewer Dr. and Mrs. Shmuel Katz Mr. and Mrs. Alex Mann Kleen1, LLC Drs. Janet and Raul Mitrani Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lechter Perry Ellis Mr. and Mrs. David Lichter Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Russ Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mars Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schmutter Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Mendal Mr. and Mrs. David Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Mischne Sol Capital Management Co. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pomeranz Mr. and Mrs. Ilan Sredni Robert Russell Memorial Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Arie Sultan Mr. and Mrs. Lee Teichner Ladenburg Thalman Chayalim Mr. and Mrs. David Wolf Mr. and Mrs. Larry Abbo Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zebede Abbot Downing Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Abrams Tomchim Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alman Dr. and Mrs. Shalom Amselem Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Antebi Dr. and Mrs. Jack Bandel Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Assor Mr. and Mrs. Elias Benasayag Mr. and Mrs. Raffi Attar Carib Sales, Inc Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Joel B. Dennis Mr. and Dr. Larry Baum Eugene and Ruth K. Rosenzweig Mr. and Mrs. David Bendayan Charitable Endowment Fund Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Benoliel Mr. and Mrs. Steve Feldman Mr. and Mrs. Ariel J. Bentata Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fiske Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Berner Mr. and Mrs. Israel Getzel Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Birmaher Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goihman Mrs. Miriam Bonwitt Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kravitz Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brener Mr. and Mrs. Uri Mareyna Mr. and Mrs. Michell Brown Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ohev-Zion Mr. and Mrs. Jak Bursztyn continued


2011-2012 ANNUAL GIVING Chaverim A Aventura Xtra Storage Mr. and Mrs. David Abadi Mr. and Mrs. David Abady Mr. Edward Abbo Mr. and Mrs. Mayer Abbo Mr. Simon Abitbol Mr. and Mrs. Michael Abramowitz Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Abuhav Mr. and Mrs. Marcelo D. Acherman Mr. and Mrs. Ronny Ackerman Mrs. Vanessa Ackerstain Mr. and Mrs. Elie Afriat Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Aizeman Mr. and Mrs. Max Alcalay Mr. amd Mrs. Marcelo Algranatti Ms. Carol Allen Mr. and Mrs. Roni Almog Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Assor Mr. and Mrs. Michael Amar Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Ammar Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Amsel Mr. Alex Amselem Rabbi and Mrs. Amram Amselem Mr. and Mrs. Yaacov Amselem Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Angress Anonymous Mrs. Karen Argy Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Aronowitz Apollo Bank Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Assor Mr. and Mrs. Shlomo Assraf Mr. and Mrs. Mijael Attias Mr. Simon Auerbacher Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Mr. and Mrs. Robert Babani Mr. and Mrs. Joel Balizer Mr. Joel Bary Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bassan Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Batievsky BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company Beachside Pediatrics Mr. and Mrs. David Beda Mrs. Susana Behar Mr. and Mrs. Yoram Ben-Amram Dr. and Mrs. Jose Bendayan Mr. and Mrs. Salomon Bendayan Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Benhamou Mr. and Mrs. David Bensadon Mr. and Mrs. Gil Benzaquen Mr. and Mrs. Steven Berenson Dr. and Mrs. Eran Berenstein Mr. and Mrs. Manolo Berezdivin Mr. and Mrs. Adolph J. Berger Mr. Samuel Berkowitz BH Gourmet Food Inc Mrs. Ruth Bigio Mr. Bart Birnbaum Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bittner Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Bitton Mrs. Marilyn Blatt Blum Oral Facial Surgery Mr. and Mrs. Tzvi Bogomilsky Mr. and Mrs. David Bonan Mr. and Mrs. Yona Bortman Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Brener Dr. Margo Brilliant Arthur and Jane Briskman Mr. George G. Brod Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Broide Mr. and Mrs. Irving Brown


Mrs. Elana Bryan Bryant Security Company Mr. and Mrs. Barton Budman Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Burstyn Cafe Cafe Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Calef Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Camhi Mrs. Raquel D. Capua Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Carmel Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Cassab Mr. and Mrs. Steven Chackman Mr. Barry Charnik Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Chehebar Mr. and Mrs. Salomon Chocron Dr. and Mrs. Enrique Ciklik Cine Citta Café, LLC Mr. and Mrs. David Cogan Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Eric Cohen Ms. Esther Cohen Mr. and Mrs. David Cohen Congregation Torah Ohr Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Courtney Crowe Howath, LLP Dr. and Dr. Thomas Crum David Wood Personnel Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dayan Dr. and Mrs. Daniel DelCastillo Mrs. Reina Delcastillo Denison Corporation Mr. and Mrs. David Di Marcoberardino Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Dimbert Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo A. Dimitri Mrs. Laura Dinari Dr. and Mrs. Adrian V. Dombey Mr. and Mrs. Claudio Dombey Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Dorfzaun Ms. Dina Dornbusch Mr. and Dr. Nuri Dorra, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Shayeh Dov Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dray Mrs. Elaine Eibinder Mr. and Mrs. Meir Elazar Mr. and Mrs. Meir Elfassy Mr. Moses Elmaleh Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Elovic Mr. and Mrs. Ron Elyakim Mr. and Mrs. Aharon Emano Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Epstein Ernie Morris Enterprises, INC Mr. and Mrs. Salomon Esquenazi Mr. and Mrs. Jacobo Essenfeld Evan R. Marbin & Associates, P.A. Facts, Nelnet Business Solutions Mrs. Felicity Fang Mr. and Mrs. Jose Farca Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Feldman Mr. and Mrs. Elan Feldman Mr. Steven Feren Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Alan Fiske Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fiske Mr. and Mrs. Oren Fital Mr. and Mrs. Neil Florin Foot and Ankle Specialists of Miami Beach, P.A. Mr. and Mrs. David Franco Mr. and Mrs. Alan Friedman Mr. Claudio Friedman

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy U. Froimzon Ms. Nathalie Furhman Mrs. Candice Fuhrman Mr. David Fuhrman Mr. and Mrs. Dan Furhman Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fulop Mr. Ariel and Cantor Fabiana Furmanski Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Galante Gallagher Benefit Services Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Gampel Mr. Moises Gampel Mr. Ofer Gazit Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ghitis Mrs. Perla Gilinski Mr. and Mrs. Moises Gilinski Mr. and Mrs. Eric Glazer Mr. Stuart Glickman Glicksman, Mars & Grand Dental, L.C Mr. and Mrs. Brian Goldberg Golden Marble & Stone LLC Mr. and Ms. Renato Gonik Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Gontovnik Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Martin B. Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Gorin Dr. and Mrs. Steven Gorin Mr. and Mrs. Phil Green Mrs. Wendy Green Mr. Isaac Grimberg Captain and Mrs. Johnny Grobman Mr. and Mrs. Edy Gross Esty Grossbaum Mr. and Mrs. Lazaro Grynsztein Mr. and Mrs. David Guenoun Mr. and Mrs. Moises A. Guenoun Mr. Luis Guerra Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Gutkin Mr. and Mrs. Igal Haddad Mr. and Mrs. Elias Hadida Mr. Salomon Hadida Happy Nails Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Harari The Harbour Grill Mr. and Mrs. Uzi Hardoon Ms. Talia Harel Mr. and Mrs. Andres Hausmann Mr. and Mrs. Amir Hayun Mr. and Mrs. Todd Heller Mr. Eli Henn Commissioner Sally A. Heyman Higer, Lichter & Givner LLC Mr. and Mrs. Michael Higer Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hirsch Mr. and Mrs. Moises Hirshbein Mr. and Mrs. Salomon Homsany Horizon Electronics, Inc Mr. Stuart Hymson IFIT Mr. and Mrs. Manny Ivcher Mr. and Mrs. Darren Jacobson Jerry Allen Travel Agency INC. Mr. David W. Johnson Jona’s Grill & Bar LLC K.C. Investment Group, INC Ms. Mary Kabosh Mr. Daniel Kaplan Mr. Seth Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Karpel Mr. and Mrs. Izhak Kashani Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Kassin

S B Mr. Solomon Kassin Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Kaswan Dr. and Mrs. Simon E. Kaswan Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kattan Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Kerbel Mrs. Fanny A. Kerbel Mr. and Mrs. Marcos Kerpel Mr. Mojdeh Khaghan Mr. and Mrs. Allan Kiblisky Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kiblisky Mr. and Mrs. Jose Kiblisky King Jewelers Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Kleyman Mr. and Mrs. Gustavo Klimberg Mr. and Mrs. Mark Knobel Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Wieselberg Kreechl Mr. and Mrs. David Koplowitz Dr. and Mrs. Neil M. Koreman Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Korn Kosher Kingdom Mr. and Mrs. Moises Kriger Mr. Nelson Kriger Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kruss Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kudary Dr. and Mrs. Eliecer Kurzer Mrs. and Mrs. Yaffa Kuschnir Mr. and Dr. Matt Kuttler Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Laiter Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Landau Dr. and Mrs. Zevy Landman Mr. and Mrs. Saul Lanes Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lang Dr. and Mrs. Paul Lapco Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lash Mr. Jonathan Lasko Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Lebwohl Mr. and Mrs. Michel Leibovich Mr. Izzy Leizerowitz Mr. and Mrs. Marcos Lencovski Smoler, Lerman, Bente & Whitebook Lesser and Co.,Inc Mr. Jeffrey Levinson Mr. Mark Levitats Mr. and Mrs. David Levy Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Levy Mr. and Mrs. Leon Levy Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Levy Mr. and Mrs. Rafi Levy Mr. and Mrs. Saul Levy Dr. and Mrs. Sami Lewin Mr. Ilan Lewinger Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Lewinsky Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Lichy Dr. Sandy and Dr. Drew Lieberman Mr. and Mrs. Amiel Lindenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Maximilian Lindenfeld Ms. Zofia S. Lipinska-Foster Rabbi and Mrs. Aaron Lipskar Lundy Shacter Shulman & Kaplan, P.A. Dem and Mrs. Federico Marconi Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Marcovitz Marcum, LLP Dr. and Mrs. Gary Marder Mr. and Mrs. Ilan Markovitz Marquis Bank Dr. and Mrs.Rick Mars Mr. and Mrs. Luis Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Roni Massika Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mayrsohn MBAF, LLP As of June 7, 2012

Special thanks to HIP/PTA, faculty, staff and administration for your partnership, support and participation. Blessed with a long list of friends, space only allows us to include volunteers here. Thank you to all! Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Meisels Ms. Karen Meister Mr. and Mrs. David Mendal Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Isack Merenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Laurent A. Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Eli Milhem Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Milhem Mr. Michael Mills Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Mimoun Mr. and Mrs. Naftali Mizrachi Mr. and Mrs. Moises Mizrahi Mr. Samuel Mizrahi Mr. David Mochon Mokafe Mr. and Mrs. David Moskovitz Mrs. Judith Moskowitz-Shultz Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Motola Mr. and Mrs. Michael Muchnik Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Murciano Mr. and Mrs. Salomon Murciano Mr. and Mrs. Philip Namiech Mrs. Raquel Nash Mr. Jan S. Neiman Dr. and Mrs. David Neuman New World Video Dr. and Mrs. Eduardo Nicolaievsky Ms. Gina Norero Mr. and Mrs. Scott Novick Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Novodzelsky O’Donnell Agency Mr. Eric Ohana Mr. and Mrs. David Ojalvo Mr. and Mrs. Mike Oliel On My Own Sylvia’s Place Mr. and Mrs. Michael Orlove Orvieto’s Trophies Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Osman Mr. and Mrs. Tomer Osovitzki Packman, Neuwahl and Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Paniry Mr. and Mrs. Eli Papir Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Parrino Mrs. Melody Parrish Mr. and Mrs. Leo Peicher Mr. and Mrs. Elias Perez Pesach in Cancun Mr. and Mrs. Albert Petichensky Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pludwinski Mr. and Mrs. Robert Podgorowiez Mr. Robert Polanco Mr. and Mrs. Eli Poler Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Politano Mrs. Aida Politano Mr. Hazkel Puterman Mr. David Rabbani Mr. Jeff Ratzker Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Rayek Mr. Wily Redensky & Mrs. Sharon Rujman Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Reich Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Reich Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Reich Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Reiss Mr. Claudio Resnick Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ressler Mr. and Mrs. Mario Ribak Mr. and Mrs. Jose Rimsky Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Riskin Rabbi and Mrs. Mario Rojzman Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Romano Mr. and Mrs. Andres Rosen

Mr. Craig Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rosenthal Commissioner and Judge Myron Rosner Mrs. Slava Rozhko Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ruah Dr. and Mrs. Jose M. Rub Mr. Harry Ruben Drs. Daniel and Esther Rubin Ms. Gali Rubin Mr. and Mrs. Jason S. Rudolph Sabadell United Bank Saban & Salomon Mr. Ariel Saban Dr. and Mrs. Jack Saban Mr. and Mrs. Josef Sadon Sager Management Group Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sager Mr. Alan Salinas Mr. Kevin Salinas Mr. Steven Sanford Mr. and Mrs. Yacob Sarousi Mr. Roy Sasson The Scharlin Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Schiff Mr. Jeffrey Schillinger Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo Schpilberg Ms. Kimberly Schultz Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Schuster Mr. and Mrs. Steven Schwartzbaum Mr. and Mrs. Andre Seibald Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Seidl Mr. Yehuda Jay Seinfeld Dr. and Mrs. Edward Senker Sage Dining Services Mr. and Mrs. Genadi Shaferman Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Shalom Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Shan Mr. Danny Shapiro Mr. Ryan Shapiro Mr. Betty Harroch Mr. and Mrs. Hagai Shechter Mr. and Mrs. Zvika Shechter Mr. Daniel Shiff MrS. Edith Shiro Mr. Guy Shoshan Mr. Bruce Shoulson Mr. David Shteinberg Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Shultz Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Shuster Mrs. Lois H. Siegal Siegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel Mr. and Mrs. Emeric Silberman Ms. Esther Simhon Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Sinyor Mr. and Mrs. Mauricio Sion Sky Blue Group Inc. Smatt Tennis Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Soffer Ms. Betty Solooki South Beach Pest Control Sprezzatura Insurance Group Ms. Caren Sredni Mr. and Mrs. Simon Stambouli Mr. Eric P. Stein, PA Mr. Keith Stein Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sterenfeld Ms. Suzanne Stern Steven C. Klein, CPA, P. A. Mr. and Mrs. Ariel Stiberman Mr. and Mrs. Sergio Stiberman

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Strimber Mr. Jonathan Subar Supreme Delights Mr. David Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Salomon Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Uri Szapiro Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taieb Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Tangir Target-Take Charge of Education Mr. Benny Tarich Tate Capital Thermal Concepts, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Yizhak Toledano Mr. Steven Trattner Mr. and Mrs. Robert Traurig Dr. and Mrs. Johny Tryzmel Mr. and Mrs. Joe Unger Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wagenberg Mr. and Mrs. Jose Waijman Mr. and Mrs. George Wainer Mr. Javier Wainer Mr. and Mrs. Henry Waissman Mr. and Mrs. Jay Wasserman Water Taxi Miami Dr. and Mrs. Zurik Waxenghiser Wedderburn & Jacobs, P.A. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Weinberger Mr. and Mrs. Barney Weinkle Mr. Scott Weisblum Ms. Lorraine Weiss Dr. Simon Weiss and Tania Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Weitzman Weston Commerical Properties, LTD Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Whitebook Ms. Florence B. Winton Mr. and Mrs. David Wiznitzer Mr. and Mrs. Marcelo Wodner Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Wodnicki Mr. and Mrs. Alexandre Wolak Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wolf Ms. Pnina Wrensch Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yaffe Mr. and Mrs. William Yisrael Mr. and Mrs. Achikan Yogev Mr. and Mrs. David B. Yohros Mrs. Valerie Zafrany Mr. and Mrs. Gil Zaig Mr. and Mrs. Eli Zborowski Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Zfaz Mrs. Lia Zighelboim Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Zinguer Dr. and Mrs. Ariel Zisman As of June 7, 2012

Guardian of Learning

Eva and Fred Abbo Billy And Jessica Abbo Susy and Larry Abbo Flavia and Raphael Ades Trudy and Joel Balizer Bertha and Larry Baum Sara and David Behar Jennifer and Lior Ben-Smuel Ileana and Eran Berenstein Dalia and Steven Berman Sandra and Jaime Birmaher Elise and Gil Bonwitt Leanne and Deanne Cohen Judy and Jeffrey Dach Natalie and Johnny Dejman Grace and Daniel Delcastillo

Michelle and Robert Diener Leah and Ricardo Dimitri Debbie and Jerome Falic Carla and Max Fischbach Rossana and Alberto Franco Heidi and Austin Frye Anat and Abraham Garzon Monique and Abraham Gilinski Tania and Pedro Gilinski Anita and Joey Givner Ivonn and Richard Goihman Nicole and Steven Gorin Noemi and Jonhy Grobman Fanny Hanono Ruchie and Rabbi Pinchos Hecht Rita and Todd Heller Deborah and Flavio Hojda Joanna and Jacobo Kirsch Jenny and Moshe Klainbaum Mimi and Gustavo Klimberg Susan and Sid Koslovsky Rebecca and Frank Kriger Jill and Elie Kurzer Jessica and Jorge Linkewer Mayra and David Lichter Leah and Jonathan Marcovitz Chava and Alexander Mann Ariela and Gary Mars Elizabeth and Marcos Morjain Evelyn and Robert Moskovitz Miriam and Bernard Motola Diana and Simon Mundlak Sheryl and Robert Podgorowiez Robin and Abraham Rimon Julie and Andy Rodman Malka and Rotem Rodrig Rosita Rok Betty and Isaac Rudman Betty and Mario Salinas Rachel Sapoznik Adrienne and Jeffrey Scheck Hili and Marty Scheck Michele and Steven Scheck Raquel and Michael Scheck Gabrielle and Bernardo Schpilberg Dana and Joshua Schrager Bianca and Joey Senker Orit Serfati Ronit and Sami Shiro Laura and Mauricio Sion Joanne Solomon Joanna and Philip Solomon Keila and Sergio Stiberman Nicole and Ariel Stiberman Betina and Jack Strimber Inbal and Eittan Vainstein Susana and Ricardo Wodnicki Tammy and Jorge Woldenberg Yvette and Idel Woldenberg Ivette and Joseph Woldenberg Stefanie and Jeffrey Wolf Natalie and David Wolf * As of May 7, 2012

Contributions and in-kind gifts to the Annual Scholarship Fund include the Annual Event, Journal, Poker Tournament, Raffle, Phone-a-thons, Kulanu and other initiatives.



Class of 2012

Joseph Ammar Florida International University

Yonathan E. Bonan Yeshiva University

David Argy Ohio State University

Ariel Auerbach Nova Southeastern University

Sean Cohen Alex Carciente Moreno University of Central Florida Florida International University

Andres Eduardo Elovic Becky Esquenazi Florida State University University of Southern California

Ari Feldman University of Alabama

Kylie Glazer Florida State University

Brett Green Florida Gulf Coast University

Hannah Landman Washington University in St. Louis

Adi Graff University of Central Florida

Samantha Lang Arizona State University

Tamar Lapco University of Central Florida

Golan Barhai University of Florida

Salomon Beda New York University

Abraham Biton Miami-Dade College

Stephanie Dadon Florida State University

Alex Eibinder Israeli Army

Danielle Elfassy Young Judaea Year Course

Alexia Furmanski Young Judaea Year Course

Tere Galante Cheja Culinary School

Aryeh Givner Brandeis University

Lauren Hirchler University of Central Florida

Michelle Lazoff Syracuse University

Sharone Houri Florida International University

Valerie Lencovski Young Judaea Year Course

Michael B. Kimmel University of Florida

Robert Levin University of Florida

Students received acceptance to: University of Alabama, Albright College, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Averett University, Babson College, Bar-Ilan University, Bentley University, Boston University, Bowling Green State University, Bradley University, Brandeis University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at San Diego, California State University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Central Florida, Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Drexel University, Eastern Michigan University, Emerson College, Emory University, Endicott College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, University of Florida, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Goucher College, Guilford College, University of Hartford, Hofstra University, Indiana State University, Indiana University at Bloomington, Kent State University, London College of Fashion, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Muhlenberg College, New York University, University of North Florida, Northeastern University, Nova Southeastern University, Ohio State University, Oxford college of Emory University, Pace University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia University, University of Pittsburgh, Pratt Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rhode Island, Rider University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, School of Visual Arts, Simmons College, University of South Florida, University of Southern California, St. John’s University, St. Thomas University, Stern College, Suffolk University, SUNY college at Brockport, Syracuse University, Tallahassee Community College, Temple University, The University of Texas. University of Toledo,Towson University, Tulane University, Utica college, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, Wheelock College, University of Wisconsin, Yeshiva University, Young Judea Year Course


Class of 2012

Nicole Marder Tulane University

Jordan Oliel University of Miami

Yael Ovaknin Bar-Ilan University

Lily Rood Towson University

Brett Rosenfeld Pratt Institute

Elias Mizrahi Israel Gap Year Program

Justin Myara Tallahassee Community College

Jacob Najjar Florida State University

Brandon Pomeranz Nova Southeastern University

Jenie Rayek Yeshiva University

Shana Rimon Yeshiva University

Joshua Rosner St.Thomas University

Michelle Sher Bar-Ilan University

Saar Shoshani Florida International University

Alexandra Shuman Bradley University

Michael Taitz Florida International University

Michael Tarich Florida State University

Jacob Teichner Vanderbilt University

Daniel Wodnicki University of Texas

Myles Wolfe University of Pennsylvania

Jordan Marinoff University of Alabama

Nina Pludwinski Florida International University

Eli Soffer The Cooper Union

Sheina Stiberman Florida International University

Shiran Suba Bar-Ilan University

Nicolas Wabnik Nova Southeastern University

Tatiana Waserstein University of Florida

Dana Wasserman Florida State University

Matias Wodner University of Miami


Sara Levy Young Judaea Year Course

Valedictorian Myles Wolf Salutatorian Eli Soffer

Mazel Tov to the Class of 2012! Lee Yefet University of Florida

Sabrina Zarco Emory University

Micaela Zino Bar-Ilan University

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IB Builds Con�dence, Preps for Global Success


The International Baccalaureate spectrum begins The Learner Profile’s greatest gift to schools that with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in are fortunate enough and work hard enough to earn Kindergarten-Grade 5, progresses to the Middle authorization lies in how its qualities apply to teachers. Years Programme (MYP) for Grades 6-10 and then When IB educators demonstrate knowledge in a advances to the Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades caring manner, communicate, inquire and reflect in 11-12. The strongest and most profound commonality a principled way, and balance traditional lessons with amongst all three programs is the Learner Profile. risk-taking innovation that open young people’s minds, IB’s Learner Profile comprises a medley of then learning goes beyond the classroom. qualities that students cultivate through the course of By Craig Carpentieri, When IB teachers balance caring thought processes the programme. IB students strive to be inquisitive, with open-minded, communicative reflection, students IB Coordinator thoughtful, knowledgeable, communicative, see the power of IB. And when IB teachers take risks principled, open-minded, caring, risk-taking, and glean knowledge alongside their students, a deeper balanced, and reflective. Students approach their studies with more principled inquiry results. Partnered with parents who teach these qualities in mind, and apply them in subject areas where their own children by continuing to learn themselves, the IB gift is they feel confident and less than confident. Practicing these priceless and enduring. traits in a school environment builds stronger, more complete Why IB? Because Hillel’s teachers and parents demonstrate the individuals prepared for success in the 21st century. Add in Learner’s Profile day-in and day-out as lifelong learners…all the Hillel’s unique Judaic curriculum, and the results are individuals while inspiring our students to reach farther. with solid Jewish identities, ready to make a positive contribution Hillel is one of the world’s only Jewish IB World Schools. For more information, to their community and global society. visit or contact Craig Carpentieri at


2012 Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors Named

After an extensive application process, 10 students were named 2012-2013 Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors. They will receive merit-based grants toward Hillel tuition for the 2012-2013 school year. Formal community recognition events will be held in the fall. Mazel tov to Jonathan Abbo, Grade 6, Shanee Markovitz, Grade 8, Abraham Milhem, Grade 9, Abraham Shalom, Grade 9, Ilana Woldenberg, Grade 9, Victoria Cohen, Grade 9, Eugenia Bejar, Grade 11, Janna Berenson, Grade 11, David Broide, Grade 11 and Shoshana Wolf, Grade 11. (Janna Berenson is not pictured.) This program was established in 2009 to recognize students in Grades 6-12 who demonstrate their commitment to learning in extraordinary ways. It was developed generously by the Jaime and Raquel Gilinski family to further support education at Hillel and to recognize student leaders. Hillel is grateful to the Gilinski family for their leadership. Mazel Tov to all.

Hillel’s Grade 9 students traveled through Israel May 29 - June 14 on the 2012 Israel trip, a 12-year Hillel tradition to learn, discover and bond with their classmates. Each day the experience came to life in Hillel’s blog, where family and friends traveled in real time with students. Check out

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