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Schechter Westchester 2016 - 2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS

David Landau, President

Core Values and Mission

Gabriel Nechamkin, First Vice President

Amy Cushmaro, Vice President

Joel Alsfine, Treasurer

Jason Friedland, Vice President Gary Katz, Secretary

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD Ahavat Yisrael

Gemilut Chasadim

‫אהבת ישראל‬

‫גמילות חסדים‬

Love of Israel

Social Action

Kavod

‫כבוד‬

Respect

Kehilah

‫קהילה‬

Community

Talmud Torah

Tefilah & Shmirat Mitzvot

‫תלמוד תורה‬

‫תפילה ושמירת מצוות‬

Lifelong Learning and Study

Observance

Salo Aizenberg • Ellen Aschendorf-Shasha • Trisanne Berger • Ron Burton • Michael Eck • Karen Estrin • Robert Feilbogen Martine Fleishman • Avi Friedman • Wayne Goldstein • Ben Golub • Rabbi David-Seth Kirschner • Lois Kohn-Claar • Michael Leffell Mark Lefkowitz • Barry Lovell • Harry Mamaysky • Laurence Stein • Stacey Wechsler • Giselle Weissman • Allison Wohl EX OFFICIO

Showing our love for and commitment to the Jewish people and the land and State of Israel as central to Jewish identity and continuity.

Responsibility for establishing a better world through exemplary behavior, leadership, and acts of kindness.

Embracing diversity and respecting ourselves and others as we are created in God’s image.

Taking responsibility for our community as the context for meaningful Jewish lives.

Instilling a love for continual learning through balanced study of Torah and general studies.

Dr. Michael Kay Adar Gurvitch • Ross Zelman

Observing Jewish traditions and prayer to provide meaning and joy in our daily lives.

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Bernie Gelb • Peter Hochfelder • David Sass • Robert Steinberg HEADMASTER EMERITUS

Dr. Elliot Spiegel SENIOR ADMINISTRATION

Schechter Westchester, a kindergarten through twelfth-grade Conservative Jewish day school, is set apart by our comprehensive, intellectually rigorous dual curriculum that empowers and cultivates each student in mind, body, and soul. Through the teaching of Jewish values, critical thinking, and openness to new ideas, we inspire our students to achieve academic and personal excellence, preparing them for college and the ever-changing world beyond. We are a kehilah, a caring community that fosters the joyous practice of Jewish life. We instill in our graduates the confidence to navigate life’s journey with a strong moral compass and apply their passions, knowledge, and skills to the betterment of the Jewish people, the United States, Israel, and the world.

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The warm and nurturing environment you create inspires the children’s development, confidence, and passion for learning. — Current Parent

Dr. Michael Kay, Head of School Rabbi Harry Pell, Associate Head of School for Jewish Life & Learning Ilanit Hoory Lower School Principal Smadar Amidror Director of Operations

Amy Holtzer Middle School Principal

Elisha Andron Director of Student Services

Eric Bassin High School Principal

Tracey Harris Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Shapiro Director, Office of Institutional Advancement

2016-2017 PTO BOARD

Adar Gurvitch • Ross Zelman Co-Presidents April Klein • Lori Kurlander Leslie Schwartz • Joanna Stein Lower School Vice Presidents

Michelle Kantor Ofri Maliniak Middle School Vice Presidents

Karen Estrin • Pam Goldstein Kehilah & Chesed Liaisons

Allyson Wisel Recording Secretary

Rhonda Golub Magan Mullino Schain High School Vice Presidents Judith Grand Treasurer

Robin Bond • Maria Kessler Diana Sklar All-School Vice Presidents Stacey Wechsler Immediate Past President

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CLASS OF 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2015 Ò… 2016 HIGHLIGHTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING JEWISH LIFE PTO HIGHLIGHTS ALUMNI NOTES TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING

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...our rates of student reten on and parental sa sfac on were in the highest echelon of independent schools na onally.

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Message from Dr. Michael Kay

Head of School Dear Schechter Westchester Community,

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he Torah teaches that we are to sanc fy the fi ieth year. Known as the yovel (“Jubilee”), year number 50 is to be one of celebra on, marked by loud blasts of the shofar throughout the land. This yearlong celebra on is not to be an idle one, however: the yovel is also observed through gran ng freedom to servants, returning property to its original owners (par cularly those who were forced to move by evic on or foreclosure), and allowing the land to lie fallow.

The lesson of this passage is clear. A major celebra on must be accompanied by societal introspec on, a relentless focus on improvement, and a public re-commitment to our values. Within a span of eight verses in Levi cus 25, the Torah declares that the yovel is an opportunity to “proclaim liberty throughout the land for all its inhabitants” (a verse made iconic through its inscrip on on the Liberty Bell) and twice reminds us that we shall “not wrong one another” in commercial transac ons. The shofar sounds not only to call us to rejoice, but also to call our a en on to what our community can and must become. Schechter Westchester’s own yovel year of 2015-2016 indeed brought with it much

cause for rejoicing. For the first me since 2007, prior to the recession, our student popula on increased. We welcomed more than 120 students who were new to the school, and our rates of student reten on and parental sa sfac on were in the highest echelon of independent schools na onally. Our students and alumni registered achievements that were firsts in SW history in the robo cs lab, in the classroom, on the playing field, on the stage, in the music studio, on college campuses, and in the workplace. All of this ac vity was made possible by historic generosity on the part of our community: we raised more than $3.4 million for the Schechter Annual Fund (SAF), a record amount, which goes directly to ensure that our program remains at the forefront of innova on while s ll being accessible to as many families as possible. In the midst of this celebra on, we heed the lesson of the Torah to use milestone occasions as opportuni es to emphasize values and give back to the community. We launched programs and partnerships in all three divisions dedicated to middot, character educa on. In the weeks leading up to Chanukah, our Lower School community — through an ini a ve that was en rely envisioned and implemented by

students — collected more than 300 presents for distribu on to needy children in Westchester. Over the course of the year, our Upper School students performed in excess of 12,000 hours of chesed, community service — taking very literally our obliga on toward tikkun olam, repairing the world. We are exceedingly grateful to all of the donors who made it possible for us to influence so many lives in such posi ve ways. Your con nued support during the coming year is absolutely crucial to our ability to maintain this momentum, remain at the forefront of educa onal excellence, and con nue to address the affordability challenges of our field. Tui on does not cover the full cost of a Schechter Westchester educa on, and a robust SAF is the key to our ability to innovate. We are energized by our ongoing partnership with you as we look ahead with excitement and imagina on toward our next yovel, 49 years from now. Shanah tovah! To a great new year! Michael A. Kay, PhD Head of School

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Message from David A. Landau

President of the Board of Trustees Dear Schechter Westchester Community,

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irst, a word of thanks to you, the donors who have given of yourselves to support our extraordinary school. For more than a half century, Schechter Westchester has been expanding the outstanding opportuni es provided to our students. The individual character of each child is embraced and cul vated while he or she journeys intellectually, socially, ethically and spiritually, and finds a place not only within our schoolwide kehilah, but also the worldwide Jewish community. The wealth of experiences our school offers immerses students in the richness of their shared Jewish heritage while providing each one with a truly excellent and dis nc ve secular educa on, and an awareness of his or her own poten al to achieve and contribute to repairing the world. As a trustee, I am grateful on behalf of our students — from kindergartners through gradua ng seniors — as they are the immediate beneficiaries of your tzedakah. I am also grateful on behalf of the tremendously dedicated faculty and staff across the Lower, Middle, and High Schools. Your generosity provides them with the resources they need to thrive as educators and administrators to the great benefit of our students and our community.

As a parent, I am hard pressed to find ample words to express the gra tude I feel toward Schechter Westchester as an ins tu on and as a community. I am confident that my four children have been excep onally well prepared academically, socially, and morally, not only for college but also for the future, wherever and whatever that may be. They have had four very different experiences, but each one has been incredibly posi ve. Given the commitment of the school to remaining on the cu ng edge of innova on, educa on, and technology, it will be exci ng to see what lies ahead. The obliga on our school has accepted to help build ethical people with a deeply rooted founda on in Jewish values, promises to con nue to make a significant impact in the world.

The obliga on our school has accepted to help build ethical people with a deeply rooted foundaon in Jewish values, promises to con nue to make a significant impact in the world.

So again, thank you for the generosity you have shown in making a difference for each child who learns and grows as part of our Schechter Westchester community. David Landau President of the Board of Trustees

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We have seen incredible growth in [our son] this year in so many ways. You have taught him the meaning of being complete with work as well as an understanding of higher standards and diligence. He learned so much, he now reads so much and is func oning at a nigh higher level. While he may not always have liked the hard work — he understands that expecta on now in a way he never did. You’ve been a truly great teacher and guide for him and one I know he will remember (we sure will). Thanks for all your ruach and enthusiasm for learning. Thank you, thank you. — Current Parent

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2015-2016 Highlights

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On a personal level, she always spoke of you and your class with a smile of pleasure on her lips, she talked about your friendliness, good sense of humor, suppor ve a tude, exci ng atmosphere. — Current Parent

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My kids are products of the Schechter Westchester Experience. The middos (values), ability and willingness to interact with all types of people, the academic prepara on and air of confidence are directly a ributable to their SW educa on. — Alumni Parent

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Schechter Westchester Celebrates 50 Years

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1966, with a vision of a different kind of Jewish educa on and the support of the Westchester Jewish community, Rabbi Max Gelb founded Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. Rabbi Gelb’s wife, Leah, served as the school’s principal, and together with two teachers and 22 students, the school opened in the basement of Temple Israel Center in White Plains. It was a small beginning, but in me, the school grew, moving to a bigger facility, gradua ng its first eighthgrade class, and becoming a true blessing to the Westchester Jewish community.

Dr. Spiegel’s answer, with the partnership of Schechter Westchester Chairman of the Board M. Mac Schwebel, was yes! The land for our Hartsdale campus was purchased, the school was built, and in 2001 we welcomed our first High School class. Today, Schechter Westchester is celebra ng 50 years, and we have come a long way. We now serve nearly 800 students from more than 500 families, coming not only from Westchester, but from three states and a total of eight coun es. With Dr. Spiegel’s re rement in 2013, Dr. Michael Kay was appointed head of school.

The late ‘70s and ‘80s were a me of con nued growth. In 1979, with students now numbering in the hundreds and having outgrown its first two loca ons, the school moved to what is today our Lower School campus in White Plains. With the re rement of Rabbi and Mrs. Gelb a year later, Dr. Elliot Spiegel was appointed headmaster. By the late ‘90s, the school was again burs ng at the seams. A er 30 years as a K-8 school, there was a new ques on on the table: could Schechter Westchester have a high school?

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Celebrating   Jewish Life

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s Schechter Westchester completes its first half century, vibrant Jewish life con nues to define the day-to-day experiences of our students on both campuses. From the joyful singing of kindergartners in tefilah at the Lower School to the more sophis cated and varied daily minyanim at the Upper School, Judaism is lived as much

as it is learned. Holiday celebra ons across the grades and annual Shabbatonim for the older students add addi onal layers to the students’ understanding of their heritage, while volunteer and chesed projects offer meaning and opportuni es to give back. Set against a backdrop of ongoing Jewish learning, and coupled with a strong connec on to Israel

and the Jewish people worldwide, daily life at Schechter Westchester models what it will mean to live an engaged, commi ed Jewish life, not only in college, but for a life me.

I hope to send my kids here one day, God willing. — Graduate, Class of 2016

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A couple of years ago my Dad, who has always led our Seders, passed the baton to [our daughter] and my nephew... and they in turn have now passed the baton to [another daughter]... It was such a special night. [My husband] and I just kept looking at each other with a mix of pride and awe... and true gra tude for the gi that you have given our daughters and our whole family. — Current Parent

They say it takes a village to raise a child and we honestly could not ask for more from the village that surrounds our daughter at school each day. She is thriving academically, socially and emo onally and we are grateful for all that you do and all that Schechter Westchester stands for. — Current Parent

Schechter Westchester is on the short list of best paren ng decisions we have made :) — Current Parent

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PTO Highlights

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he Parent Teacher Organiza on of Schechter Westchester is commi ed to collabora ng with the school to foster a strong and suppor ve kehilah (community) and to providing opportuni es for parents, teachers, and administrators to partner in the educa on of our students and the enhancement of our school. The PTO plans and sponsors numerous events and programs of its own such as the celebratory onegs that follow each assembly and play, the grade-wide social evenings for parents, the

Moms’ and Dads’ Nights Out, and the Lower School’s Young Writers’ Workshop. The PTO coordinates gi s of apprecia on given to the faculty and staff at Chanukah, as well as at the end of the school year. At the same me, the PTO works closely with the various arms of the school to provide support for many schoolwide events and holiday observances throughout the year, such as the giving of Mishloach Manot packages and the carnival at Purim, the school’s par cipa on in New York City’s Celebrate Israel Parade, Passover

seders, and schoolwide ac vi es for Yom HaAtzmaut, the Junior and Senior Prom, and ShavRuach (Spirit Week). In addi on to providing enriching programming to the students, these PTO-sponsored and co-sponsored events also create volunteer opportuni es that help individuals come together, develop connec ons with one another, and strengthen es to the greater community.

My Schechter Westchester experience truly transformed my life. As someone who joined the Class of 2016 as a freshman, I have gained so many valuable experiences and opportuni es. I was able to explore my Jewish life in a new and exci ng way and really figure out what being a Jew means to me. Having such available and compassionate teachers and faculty members made my me at Schechter Westchester all the more incredible. It’s hard for me to believe that my me here is coming to an end and I will be forever grateful to all those who have shaped me into the young woman I am. 14 14

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I’m si ng in a lecture right now (which has around 400 people in it, by the way), and I am SO happy I took [this course] with you! My professor gives pop quiz ques ons during class that we answer on our laptops, and which we can discuss with people next to us. I would really be struggling without having taken your class! I saved all of the slides you gave us last year and have them up on my computer at all mes during this class, which is pre y much the only way I can answer any of these ques ons! — Graduate, Class of 2016

I honestly feel that no words can do jus ce to express my deepest gra tude for all you have done this year to support [my son]. I truly felt that you cared for him as if he were your own son. Your kindness, compassion, forethought, and advocacy are simply unparalleled. I always felt that I could pick up the phone, no ma er how big or small the problem, and you would listen with a kind ear and a caring heart. You are the reason [he] got through this year. — Current Parent 15

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Alumni Notes Middle School Class of 1977

Middle School Class of 1990

Middle School Class of 1999

Class of 2006

HOWARD WEINER became chief

ERIC BASSIN (current High School principal) and wife Sheryl welcomed their first child on January 14. Julia Sarah’s naming ceremony was held at the Upper School during twel hgrade tefilah.

ARIELLA BERNSTEIN became engaged to Ari Zweben on May 15, 2016.

HANNAH ALSTER married Jonathan Milgrom in October 2015.

Middle School Class of 2000

JEFFREY JABLANSKY, an automo ve

of neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital, the #2 hospital for neurosurgery according to U.S. News and World Report. Howard says Schechter Westchester provided “an outstanding founda on for the rest of my life” as he progressed through his educa on and medical career.

Middle School Class of 1983 DEBRA CURTIS competed in the Adult

Figure Ska ng Na onal Championship held on April 5-9, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Middle School Class of 1987 MARTIN REICHGOTT served as swim

coach for Team USA at the Maccabi Pan Am Games held on December 16, 2015 through January 5, 2016 in San ago, Chile.

Middle School Class of 1992 MICHAEL LEGATT gave a keynote

address at this year’s Energy Thought Summit in Aus n, Texas. He is a human factors engineer for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and developed the Macomber Map, a grid reliability system featured in The New York Times and on Na onal Public Radio.

EVE ATTERMAN became engaged to Rich Shanfeld on May 14, 2016.

Middle School Class of 2002 DANNY LUST married Rachel Biegleman in October 2015.

JENNIFER LANDE and ADAM LEFFEL (Class of 2008) were married on February 28, 2016 GENNA MATZ married Neal Koral

in October 2015.

EYTAN KENTER was appointed

JORDAN FRANKLIN married Shari Grunspan in October 2015.

JOSHUA MUNK became engaged to

senior rabbi of the new Kehillat Beth Israel synagogue in O awa, Ontario, Canada. He began his service on July 1, 2016.

ARIEL JAMIL became manager at the

visi ng fellow at the University of Massachuse s, Amherst where he is developing the new academic field of “History Communica on.”

of World Wide Dicta on Service, which was recently named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastestgrowing companies of 2015.

Middle School Class of 2001

Class of 2005

JASON STEINHAUSER is a

DOUGLAS OFNER is the owner

as a writer and researcher for the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES).

journalist, gave a lesson to the staff of our High School student newspaper, The Lion’s Roar, for which Jeffrey was a writer when he was a student. The group discussed repor ng vehicular public safety issues, took quizzes on automo ve industry basics, and reviewed a yet-to-be released car.

Middle School Class of 1994

Middle School Class of 1988 Saint Maarten Yacht Club and Sailing School, which hosts the largest rega a in the Caribbean.

SETH ROTHMAN accepted a posi on

Middle School Class of 1997 DANNY GOULD is a correspon-

dent with Vice News. He recently spent me in Iraq repor ng on the Islamic State.

MICHAEL FLEISCH married Dayna

Weiner in November 2015.

Mielcah Allswang on May 15, 2016. NATALIE SELA married Ari Rubenstein

MILOS SILBER and wife Nicole

on December 31, 2015. The couple resides in Los Angeles, CA.

had their first child, Lily Helen, on June 4, 2016.

Class of 2007 HILARY POLAK is president of the

I have a lifelong family and a place I can always go back to.

— Graduate, Class of 2016

Jewish Law Students’ Associa on at UConn School of Law, where she was awarded a full merit scholarship. JORDAN SOFFER became rabbi-

in-residence at Carmel Academy in Greenwich, Connec cut.

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Class of 2009

MICHAEL BRUCK, YUVAL HADARI,

RACHEL ABADY was featured on an

YORAY HALEVY became engaged

episode of the podcast Jobologues. She spoke about her role in audience development and video marke ng at The New York Times.

to Rachel Gellerman in December 2015.

and MATAN RAZINOVSKY (Class of 2015).

Class of 2008

ALY ARBRON is a Teach for America

corps member in Miami teaching middle school science at one of the city’s most at–risk schools. SAMI GROSSER married Ari Mazo on

January 17, 2016. Sami is the tenthgrade dean at Schechter Westchester. RACHEL GRUBER is a producer for

Ra led, a TLC reality television series that debuted in February 2016 and is execu ve-produced by Drew Barrymore. TARA PINE became engaged to Greg

Weil on May 5, 2016.

I want to thank all of you for taking [my daughter] under your wings, recognizing her poten al and helping her a great deal. She not only enjoys your classes, but looks forward to them and I see such vast improvements. She would not be as confident and eloquent, if it had not been for your help. Thank you so very much for everything. She appreciates this and will be the first to acknowledge that she is where she is because of you!

— Current Parent

NAOMI SPILKA was admi ed to the

Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver in March 2016.

Class of 2010 JOSH GRAFMAN accepted a posi on

as a scheduling analyst at American Airlines in Dallas, Texas. “Working for an airline has been my dream for as long as I can remember,” said the alumnus. For his twel h-grade WISE project at Schechter Westchester, Josh interned at the air traffic control tower at Westchester County Airport and earned his pilot’s license. “It laid the groundwork for my career,“ Josh said of WISE. REBEKAH LIPSKY earned a master’s

degree in clinical mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University School of Educa on on May 18, 2016.

Class of 2011 LIZZY GOLDMAN finished serving two years in the IDF as a combat soldier and commander of basic training. AVIOZ HANAN made aliyah in August

2015 through the Garin Tzabar program. Joining him were Schechter Westchester alumni NATAN DAVIDS (Class of 2014), MAYA ALLON,

Class of 2012 NOAH SINGER and his engineering

team from Binghamton University were selected to par cipate in a compe on to design a pod for the Hyperloop, a high-speed ground transport concept conceived by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk addressed the teams at the compe on.

Class of 2013 HANNIE EVERETT contracted into the

U.S. Army a er par cipa ng in the ROTC program while at Princeton University. She plans to serve as an officer in the Army Reserve while also pursuing a civilian career.

AARON GRAND is vice president of communica ons at Harvard Hillel. ILAN SELINGER was named as a

regional finalist for the Hult Prize. The largest student compe on in the world, this award recognizes budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universi es. Of more than 25,000 applica ons received, only 300 are named as regional finalists.

Class of 2015 MICHAEL BODEK officially became an Interna onal Chess Master in Fall 2015. He is currently a student at Dartmouth University. ARIEL SEMEL ran the Jerusalem

marathon on March 17, 2016 in memory of his friend Ezra Schwartz z”l.

Class of 2014 YALI BERGER was chosen by the

Israel on Campus Coali on to be a Grinspoon Morningstar Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year. LIRAN COHEN codes for the social

mobile app “Happening” and a ends George Washington University. SAMARA GELLER interned in Hong

Kong during the summer of 2016 for Under Armour global sourcing, working for their product development team.

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Technology, Computer Science, and Engineering STEAM at Schechter Westchester

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ive years ago, an engineering elec ve was offered to 23 high school freshmen and sophomores for the first me, becoming our pioneer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) class. Ul mately, this course evolved into our Engineering and Entrepreneurship (E2) program, a four-year engineering design, innova on, entrepreneurship, and management course that now enrolls more than 130 high school par cipants. Since then, STEAM at Schechter Westchester has flourished into a K-12 philosophy. More than three years ago, we opened our Upper School MakerSpace. Known as The Idea Incubator, it is the first MakerSpace to open in the American Jewish community. This innova ve classroom brings classes in art, technology, and shop into one cohesive, crea ve address. This year, we also opened

a Lower School MakerSpace, the name of which will be determined by the students. This MakerSpace was specifically curated and designed with an eye toward its kindergarten through fi h-grade users. New STEAM teachers were hired in all three divisions — Lower, Middle, and High — who, along with veteran art, technology, computer science, and engineering teachers, cons tute our newly-formed “STEAM Team.” This year, we are excited to be teaching coding, computer science, and engineering across all grades and will once again be privileged to cheer for our award-winning High School and Lower/Middle School robo cs teams. An explicit goal of the STEAM Team is to incorporate Schechter Westchester’s core values into our STEAM pedagogy.

Si ng there and listening to this, I actually started to get a li le (more than a li le) “fahrklempt.” I feel so lucky that my kids are in an environment where skilled, passionate teachers are hired, retained, and mo vated to give their students 110 percent. This didn’t come as a surprise; at one point earlier this year, [my daughter] was telling me about a mee ng she had with [her teacher] to go over some material she’s finding difficult, and she said, “Seriously, Mom, it’s so nice to have teachers who REALLY LIKE KIDS and want us to learn.” — Current Parent

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Thank you for your incredible work and visionary leadership. It makes me so proud as an alumnus of the pioneer class to see where Schechter Westchester is and where it’s going. — Graduate, Class of 2005

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Class of 2016 Kol hakavod to the Class of 2016! The Schechter Westchester Class of 2016 can take great pride in its college admissions results, which have been achieved through hard work, passionate dedica on inside and outside the classroom, and outstanding support at home and in school. • Our 69 seniors have been accepted at 102 different colleges and universi es, in line with our goals of encouraging students to explore widely and iden fying the “right fit” school for each student. • Our acceptance rate at schools rated by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges as “Most Compe ve” was 33%. The overall acceptance rate at these schools was approximately 19.7%.

• Our acceptance rate at the eight Ivy League colleges was 31.82%. This is similar to the Ivy League acceptance rate for the Schechter Westchester Class of 2015, which was 28.57%. Of the SW students who applied to Ivy League schools, 50% were admi ed to at least one—this figure is iden cal to that of the Class of 2015. The overall acceptance rate for all applicants at these schools was 8.56%. Our seniors have been accepted at the following colleges and universi es:

The University of Arizona*

Franklin Pierce University

University of New Hampshire

SUNY College at Geneseo

Binghamton University *

The George Washington University*

New York University

SUNY College at New Paltz

Boston University

Goucher College*

Northeastern University

SUNY College at Oneonta*

Brandeis University*

Hampshire College*

Northwestern University*

SUNY College at Oswego

Bucknell University

University of Har ord*

Oberlin College

SUNY College at Pla sburgh

Buffalo State College of SUNY

Harvard University *

The Ohio State University

SUNY College at Potsdam*

Case Western Reserve University

Hofstra University

Pace University*

Swarthmore College

Cazenovia College

Hunter College of the CUNY

University of Pennsylvania *

Syracuse University *

Champlain College*

Indiana University*

Pennsylvania State University

The University of Tampa

College of Charleston

The Ins tute of Culinary Educa on*

Pomona College*

Temple University

University of Chicago

Ithaca College*

Quinnipiac University

University of Toronto

Clark University

Jewish Theological Seminary of America*

University of Rhode Island

Trinity College

Colgate University*

Lehigh University*

Rider University

Tulane University *

Colorado State University

Lesley University

University of Rochester*

Vassar College

Columbia University

LIM College

Rochester Ins tute of Technology*

University of Vermont*

University of Connec cut

Long Island University

Rockland Community College*

University of Virginia *

Cornell University *

Lynn University

Roger Williams University

Washington University in St. Louis *

Dartmouth College*

University of Maine

Rutgers University

Western New England University

University of Delaware*

Manha anville College

Skidmore College

Williams College

University of Denver

University of Maryland*

University of Southern California

University of Wisconsin*

Dickinson College

Marymount Manha an College

Southern Connec cut State University

Yeshiva University*

Drexel University*

University of Massachuse s

State University of New York at Albany*

Duke University

Mercy College

State University of New York at Buffalo

Emerson College

University of Miami

Emory University *

University of Michigan*

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Fordham University

Michigan State University

Franklin and Marshall College*

Muhlenberg College*

SUNY College at Cortland SUNY College at Fredonia

Our seniors have been accepted at the following gap-year programs in Israel: Mechinat Nachshon* Na v* Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa* Young Judaea Year Course*

*Indicates schools which students are attending.

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Enrollment

Enrollment by Division 350 300

332

325

250

308

281

268

286

200 150

190

174

174

100

I can’t even begin to explain how much I love Schechter. The faith you all have in me leads me to have faith in myself that I have never felt before. Schechter Westchester has helped me develop my core leadership values. I am forever grateful for all I am learning about myself and I am thankful for these incredible opportuni es that Schechter Westchester con nues to provide. — Current Student

50 0

767

787

784

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

2016 - 2017

Lower School

Middle School

High School

TOTAL

On a personal level, she always spoke of you and your class with a smile of pleasure on her lips, she talked about your friendliness, good sense of humor, suppor ve a tude, exci ng atmosphere. — Current Parent 21 21

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Finances

2015 - 2016 Revenue

Other Income 5.8% Educational and Other Grants 2.5%

Fundraising 15.7%

2015 - 2016 Expenses

Legal, Accounting and Other Services 3.3%

Endowment Interest 1.7%

Other Expenses 2.1% Lunch Program 4.1%

Tuition and Fees 74.4%

Technology 1.4%

Supplies and Equipment 1.0%

Facilities Expenses 6.0% Student Activities, Trips, Athletics 6.1% Employee Benefits 11.4% Staff, Administration, Facilities Salaries 15.2%

Academic Salaries 49.4%

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Thank you for helping [our daughter] be a be er student and person with all of your enthusiasm, op mism, and support. We won’t ever be able to repay you, but know that you have really impacted all [our] lives.

Students Receiving Tui on Assistance

Lower School

Middle School

High School

— Current Parent

TOTAL

200 150

180 325

171

100 50 0

116

147

159

157

96

97

386

414

413

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

2016 - 2017

90

I hope you know that Schechter Westchester has played an invaluable role in my journey to becoming a leader on campus, so thank you. — Graduate, Class of 2014

Let me take this moment — on behalf of me and [my wife] — to THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM... both of our kids are having amazing, spectacular years... but I’ll say par cularly regarding [our daughter], and the learning challenges she carries... your whole team has just been excellent. We couldn’t be happier. — Current Parent 23

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We are pleased to share the success of the 2015 – 2016 Schechter Annual Fund. $3,423,426 was raised for Schechter Westchester through the Annual Fund. Gi s were made by 846 members of the Schechter Westchester community. The collec ve input is very powerful. Every gi ma ers, every year.

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Frequently Asked Questions What is the Schechter Annual Fund? The Schechter Annual Fund is the annual fundraising campaign for Schechter Westchester; this ini a ve directly supports our day-to-day opera ng expenses. How is the money used? Dona ons to the Schechter Annual Fund meet the ever-increasing costs of our day school educa on. The fund helps to close the gap between tui on income and the actual costs. Does my tax-deduc ble gi really make a difference? Money raised provides cri cal resources to: • Recruit and retain talented educators • Improve and expand student services • Offer academic, ar s c, and athle c enrichment opportuni es • Maintain and improve facili es on both campuses • Respond to the growing need for tui on assistance • Keep tui on increases to a minimum • Support Lev v’Nefesh, the twel h-grade Poland and Israel Experience

provide tui on assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to afford a Schechter Westchester educa on.

What is the rela onship between the Schechter Annual Fund, the spring Annual Fundraiser, and the commemora ve journal paying tribute to our honorees?

Who is asked to support the Schechter Annual Fund?

The spring event is an opportunity for our community to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. Your gi to the Schechter Annual Fund en tles you to a complimentary ad reflec ng your giving level in our commemora ve journal.

• • • • • • • • • •

Current Parents New Parents Grandparents Alumni Alumni Parents Faculty Former Faculty Administrators Friends Founda ons

What about support from Jewish philanthropists who are ac ve on the na onal or interna onal level, corpora ons, and founda ons? We receive support from a variety of foundaons outside of our Schechter Westchester community and aggressively research and pursue new opportuni es for grants. However, our success in receiving these highly compe ve grants is directly correlated to the commitment of our community as measured through par cipa on in the Schechter Annual Fund.

How will my dona on impact Schechter Westchester students?

How much do people usually give?

Your contribu on touches the lives of all students on both campuses. Our studentfaculty ra o, the experience and quality of the educators we hire, our painstakingly maintained and improved facili es — all these are directly impacted by the Schechter Annual Fund. The Schechter Annual Fund also enables Schechter Westchester to

The common thread among our donors is not the size of their gi s, but rather that each has made a conscious decision to support the Schechter Annual Fund in a manner commensurate with their capacity to give. Your contribu on of any size represents an important vote of confidence in the mission of our school.

Why should I support the Schechter Annual Fund? Schechter Westchester provides the best of all worlds — an excellent general and Judaic educa on complete with a teaching faculty of the highest standard, within a warm, embracing environment. Support of the fund is an endorsement of the tremendous impact that a day school educa on has on our own students and the community at large. Your contribu on sends an important message to others in the Schechter Westchester community: we are all in this together. We ask each of you to par cipate in this community endeavor, and to make the Schechter Annual Fund the top priority of your tzedakah budget. How can I contribute? • Make your gi online at: www.schechterwestchester.org • Respond to the pledge card • Call Director of Ins tu onal Advancement Barbara Shapiro at 914-948-8333, ext. 8004 • Send your check made payable to Solomon Schechter School of Westchester to: Schechter Westchester 555 West Hartsdale Avenue Hartsdale, NY 10530 25

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2015/2016 Annual Campaign Total Amount Raised $3,600,000 $3,400,000

325

$3,200,000 $3,000,000 $2,800,000

SAF 13/14

SAF 14/15

SAF 15/16

SAF 14/15

SAF 15/16

Number of Gi s 900 800 700 600 500 400 300

325

200 100 0

SAF 13/14

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Sources of Funding 2015 / 2016

Parents (Non-Trustees) 14.5% Other (Grants, Honoree Gifts, Matching, etc.)

28%

I just completed my senior honors thesis and I wanted to send you a copy. You have had such a large impact on my academic career and your care and support in high school has meant so much. I wanted to share this with you, because I would not have go en to where I am without your guidance. — Graduate, Class of 2012

Grandparents 4% Alumni and Alumni Parents 4%

Saying this was the greatest experience of my life is an understatement and inadequate. I am beyond thankful for everything this school and community have given me. Leaving is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Just wanted to say how much of a posi ve experience [our daughter] had this year. She needed a year of confidence building and you specifically helped so much with that. We are so apprecia ve of what you’ve done and the rela onship you built with her. She will cherish it and I’m sure that 20 years from now when she is asked (as everyone is at some point), she will list you at the top of her favorite teachers. (I’m sure she won’t be the only one.)

— Graduate, Class of 2016

— Current Parent

Faculty & Staff 0.5% Trustees 49%

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2015 - 2016 Giving Chairman’s Circle • ‫נאמנים‬

Pillars • ‫תװך‬

Meira and Tom Fleisch

Elana and Raymond Goldberg

$100,000 and Over

$12,001 - $20,000

Mimi and Bernie Gelb

Harry and Mindy Green

Anonymous

Anonymous (2)

Elise Kamen and Steven Grossbla

Harold Grinspoon Founda on

The Go esman Fund

Karine Kleinhaus and Salo Aizenberg

Ella and Samuel Kohn

Phyllis and Andrew Herz

Frances and Nathan Kirsh

Trisanne and Sam Berger

Alyse and Mark Le owitz

Julie Sherman and Bruce Jakubovitz

Elizabeth and David Landau

Lois Kohn-Claar and Gary Claar

Ellen Cutler-Levy and David Levy

Lisa and Michael Leffell

Amy and Philip Cushmaro

Andrea and David Lieberman

Jewish Community Center of Harrison Member Contribu ons

Ellen Aschendorf-Shasha and Robert Shasha

Wendy and Brandon Dunn

Dedee and Stephen Lovell

Karen and Noah Estrin

Elana Maser and Thomas Mukamal

The Paul E. Singer Founda on

Jacqueline and Jason Friedland

Lisa and Harry Pell

Tara Slone-Goldstein and Wayne Goldstein

The Prince Family Founda on Norma and Marvin Rappaport

Benefactors • ‫נדיבים‬

Wendy Fisher and Dennis Goodman

Robert and Renana Rosenbloom

$50,001 - $99,999

Philip Kirsh

Sheira and Steven Schacter

Anonymous (2)

Linda Mirels

Diana and Craig Sklar

Jill and Brian Steinhause

Wendy and Colin Smith

Gail and Avram Friedman

UJA/Federa on of Greenwich

Batsheva Halberstam and Yoav Spiegel

Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Life Monument Funds, Inc.

Guardians • ‫שומרים‬

Temple Israel Center of White Plains

Legacy Heritage Fund

$6,001 - $12,000

Abby and Gabriel Tolchinsky

Carla and Laurence Stein

Anonymous (2)

Joyce and Michael Wechsler

Dina Spiegel and Elisha Andron

Jill and Bruce Weisfeld

Danya and Marc Berman

Sandra and Michael Weitz

Founders • ‫מיסדים‬

Adena and Jonathan Goldberg

Jill Zeitlin and Marc Wilenzick

$36,001 - $50,000

Cindy and Ben Golub

The Zedeck Family

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

Mar ne and Stanley Fleishman

Judith and Neil Grand

Jennie Friedman and Ross Zelman

Sheryl Sokoloff

Stacy and Peter Hochfelder

Adar and Samuel Gurvitch

Wendy Proskin and Jeremy Zucker

Julie and Michael Swidler

Diane and Gary Katz

Rachel and Michael Kay

Ellen Reinheimer and Barry Lovell

Troi and Michael Le owitz

Builders • ‫בונים‬

Steven Tananbaum

Gisela and Michael Perl

$1,801 - $3,499

Janice and Howard Tanner

Andrea and Jeremy Perler

Anonymous (4)

Temple Sholom

Abby and Marc Siegel

Adrienne and Bradley Altman

Ellen and Don Walker

$20,001 - $36,000

Ruth and Jeffrey Steinberg

Susan and Howard Bender

Anonymous (2)

Suzanne and Robert Steinberg

Stanley and Marion Bergman

Diane and Howard Wohl Family Founda on

Deborah and Russell Yankwi

Geri Bloch

Stacey and Joel Alsfine

Patrons • ‫מטיבים‬

Amy and Robert Feilbogen

‫עמודי‬

Rise and Alan Stern

Amy and Mitchell Josephs Rachelle and Richard Kirschner April and Barak Klein Anne e Ro er and Joel Laitman Diane and Nessim Levy Barbara and Steven Meixler Hilton and Valerie Mirels Wendy and Dan Moskowitz Laurie and Randy Pearlman Lesley Goldwasser and Jonathan Plutzik Lara and Oren Pulka Shari Gersten and David Rosenbla Gayle and Howard Rothman Peter Sabesan Jill and Lewis Saperstein Nicole and Milos Silber

Leon Szlezinger

Julie and Warren Breakstone

Supporters • ‫תומכים‬

Strengtheners • ‫מחזיקים‬

Jennifer and Nicholas Brown

$721 - $1,800

Ellen and Jamie Raboy

$3,500 - $6,000

Tammy and Evan Cohen

Anonymous (2)

Nicole and Harris Schwartzberg

Anonymous (3)

Alisa Doctoroff

Denise and David Abner

UJA-Federa on of New York

Jocelyn and Ronald Burton

Bree Schonbrun and Ian Dumain

John Aiello

Suze e and Harold Diamond

Amy and Eric Federman

Michelle Roos and Daniel Aviv

Julie and Barry Finkelstein

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Joanna and Robert Blum

Sheila and Robert Friedland Kelly and Harry Mamaysky

Giselle and Alan Weissman 28

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Eva and Arthur Bodek

Amy and David Sass

Lisa and Marc Cummins

Hana Gruenberg and Aaron Brusso

Amy and Charlie Scharf

Lisa and Pinhas Dahan

Deborah and Ari Burstein

Jeffrey Schoenfeld

Sharon and Roni Daniel

Alissa and Andrew Bu erfass

Ivy and David Schreiber

Judith H. Darsky

Nancy and Ari Mayerfield

Darielle and Larry Cohen

Sandi and Robin Schwartz

Jessica Yood and Avi Deener

Richard Mendelsohn

Sandra and Dan Cos n

The David S. and Karen A. Shapira Founda on

Michelle and Michael Di elman

Karin and Barry Mervis

Erica Drake

Joel and Sandy Meyers

Judith and Henry Sosland

Lauren Marcus Eisenberg and David Eisenberg

Bonnie Silverman and David Nanus

Joanna and David Stein

The E enger Family

Ruth and Andrew Suzman

Hope and Joshua Newman

Joan and Peter Feilbogen

T&M Protec on

Robin Felberbaum and John Schmi

O’Connor Davies, LLP

Miriam Tanenbaum

Herb Feldman

Ted Tashlik

Luarie and David Fermo

Jacqueline Tepper

Joan and Elliot Forchheimer

Amy Cohn and Gordon Tucker

Sandy and Zev Furst

Jodi and Samson Wiseman

David and Judy Gilberg

Hope and Simon Ziff

Audrey Samers and David Glicksman

Empire Management America Corp Rona and Howard Fine Bradley Fried Lauren and Jason Friedlander Laurie and Stephen Girsky Debby and David Glasser Reena Blum Glick and David Glick Goldfarb and Fleece Leon Gould Leslie and Glenn Green Abraham Hamaoui Eytan and Rebecca Hammerman

Merry and Richard Slone

Pam and Eric Goldstein

Heather and Marc Katzin

Rhonda and Jonathan Golub

Pamela Feldstein and David Loewenberg Sidney Margolis

The New Jewish Home

Maira and Daniel Pechman Barbara Bolshon and Michael Picheny Cheryl and Lloyd Pine Marcy and Alan Pressman Karen and Nathan Rosenfeld Robin Green and Zvi Rosenfeld Linda and Norton Rosensweig Yonina Jacobs and S. Robert Rozbruch

Lori and Glenn Kaufman

Friends • ‫חברים‬

Lisajo and Joseph Kay

$251 - $720

Heidi and Sco Greenbaum

Sheryl and Charles Kaye

Anonymous (10)

Shiri and Andrew Greenberg

Daniela and Steven Klein

Lori and Arie Abecassis

Beth and Freddie Kotek

Marlene and Judah Aber

Lisa and David Kriegel

Karen and Ma hew Abrams Gerber

Lynn and Jules Kroll

AJC

Hebrew Academy of Long Beach

Karen and Mitchell Kuflik

AmazonSmile Founda on

Miriam Helfgo

Lori and Steven Kurlander

Shari and Joel Beckman

Ilanit and Yehushoa Hoory

Marc and Nicole Lenner

Susan and Michael Benenson

Barbara Horowitz

Diane and Laurence Levy

Jane and Steven Berkowitz

Meredith and David Horowitz

Susan Levin-Liebergall and David Liebergall

Lauren and Mark Bernstein

Beth Eva Hurvitz

Box Tops for Educa on

Dorian Goldman and Marvin Israelow

Leah and Aaron Lipskar

Brause Realty

John Kelley

Adele and Sheldon Lobel

Lisa and David Breakstone

Maria and Steven Kessler

Lois Brustman and Marc Lust

Amy A B Bressman

Linda and Brian Kingsbury

Daria Royzman and Michael Mikhailov

Rabbi Lester Bronstein

Liliana Menalled and Ariel Kulkin

New York Land Services

Amy Bebchick and Jeffrey Brown

Abbe Kellner and Stephen Kutno

Debbie and Clark Pager

Naomi and Steven Brunnlehrman

Elizabeth and David Lampert

Irwin and Sheila Polishook

Joan and Jayson Brustman

LandmarkPrint

Pam and Bruce Wexler

Susan Sapiro and Lewis Polishook

Shari and Marvin Chinitz

Joan and Gregg Lerner

Tanya and Jeffrey Yager

Red Oak Transporta on

Dayna and Brian Cohen

Wendy and Jeffrey Levi

Michael Zelichov

Sharon and Avi Rembaum

Rosalyn Cohen-Meisner

Diane and Eugene Line

Joy and Steve Zelin

Carol Greifer Lauren and Alan Halperin Karen and Mark Hauser

Roni Rubenstein Mary Ann and Robert Sacks Fran and Donald Salomon Ilana and Rob Saposh The Schleifer Family Founda on Bruce Schreiber Diana Schu Briana Peck-Schwartz and Mark Schwartz Abigail Sosland Meredith and Sco Stein Sharon and Brian Stern Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Harriet and Marc Suvall Mark Teich Evelyn and Gary Trachten Brooke and Howard Trepp Franne & Bill Weinberg

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2015 - 2016 Giving – continued Contributors • ‫תורמים‬

Glenn Davis

Irit Goldner-Khon

Michelle and Evan Kantor

$1 - $250

Donald DeCarlo

Roberta and Mar n Goldstein

Phyllis and Jeffrey Kapelus

Eric D. Distelburger

Melissa Goldstein

Mark Kaplan

Debbie and Michael Doppelt

Alexandra Golub

Isabel and Richard Katzin

Susan Solow-Dubin and Marvin Dubin

Deborah and Simon Goodman

Rita and David Kaufman

Victoria Dubin

Rebecca Gordon Shaw and Adam Gordon

Henry & Elaine Kaufman Founda on

Pearl and Irwin Gordon

Allison and Alan Kellman

Anonymous (33) Gary Altman The Ambassador of Scarsdale Ellie Aronowitz Joy and Avraham Avidan Susan and Ronen Avinir Sarah and John Baglio Rosalie and David Baker Sheryl and Eric Bassin Trudy Bassin Jodi Becker Arie and Jessica Bedell Michele Silverman Bedell Aytan Bellin and Julie Schonfeld Gianna and Nelson Benedek Yael Berger Sydnie and Philip Berkowitz Kris n and Jeffrey Bernstein Susan Biegelman Sandra and Cur s Birnbach

Clare Gerber Dunsky Amy and Myron Eagle Michael A. Eck and Elizabeth D’O avio Cynthia Ehrenkrantz Joel Einleger and Miriam Westheimer Julie and Robert Eisele Mar n and Rebecca Eisenberg Deborah and Ron Elitzur Lisa and Mark Ellis Efrem Epstein Marci and Marc Esrig Amy Estersohn Laura Estersohn Roni Richter and Daniel Faiwiszewski Andrea and Joseph Farca Noah Feilbogen

Robin Gordon William Gordon Beth and Allan Grafman Joshua Grafman Susan Greenberg Bello Melanie and Jeffrey Greenbla Carol Grabowski and Joel Greenwald Richard Gross Robin and Robert Grosser Vera Gruber Sandra and Jack Gruenberg Eileen Grunther Susan and Howard Gulker Janet Gurvitch

Rosalind and Richard Kaufman Elaine and Harold Kellner Judith and Barry Kenter Judy Weinberg and Ted Kesler Arnold Kideckel Rabbi David-Seth and Dori Kirshner Moshe Klein Staci Klein Vicki Kline Debbie Koniak Silvia Ostrower and Gabriel Korinman Meredith and James Kornreich Lisa and Ma hew Kulka Phyllis Kurlander Andrea Labis

Rabbi David and Alla Fine

Gina and Max Gurvitch Linda and Bruce Hack

Judi and Jay Bosworth

Lillian Rosenbla -Fischler and Jeffrey Fischler

Sharon and Richard Hammerman

Barbara and George Burton

Alexander Fisher

Howard Harmetz

Jonathan Cannon

Gila and Jerry For nsky

Cindy and Randy Heller

Marci and Rick Caplan

Karen and Barry Frankel

Hillels of Westchester

Lillian and Robert Chavkin

Jordan Franklin and Shari Grunspan

Beverly and Stuart Himmelfarb

Ella and Noah Chinitz

Jill Friedman

Pat Hirsch

Joyce and Fred Claar

Maital Friedman and Adam Baldachin

Sandra Kopel and Lee Hockfield

Howard Cohen

Wendy Gardner

Madeline and Yosef Hoffman

Marisa Cohen

Jonathan Garfunkel

Denise and Jonathan Holder

Cari and Mitchell Cohen

Anne e and Seymour Gavens

Renee and David Holtz

Michele and Rabbi Rafi Cohen

Roz and Jerry Gersten

Amy and Mark Holtzer

Rony and Shalom Cohen

Richard Gibbs

Elissa and Jason Holzman

Elizabeth Belsky Lieberman and Joel Lieberman

Coldwell Banker Residen al Brokerage

Clive and Eva Ginsberg

Ari Isenberg

Mona and Ronald Liebmann

Marilyn Colton

Stuart Ginsberg

Arlene and Howard Jacobs

Zalman Lipskier

Mar n Cornick

Bina Carr and Hazzan Jamie Gloth

Einat Kadar

Lisa Loeber

Maria Creanza

Roberta Lieber and Mark Glucksman

Judy Kahn

Jenny and Randy Longman

Larry Curran

Judith Goldberg

Sandra and Michael Kamen

Chad Lopez

Joel Davidson

Barbara and Julian Goldberg

Blair Kaminsky

Michelle and Eric Maidenberg

Rachel and Derek Davis

Elise Goldman

Jeane e and Alvin Kangisser

Esther and David Malach

Shragit Glazman and Steven Borenstein

Rachel Lamont Mark Lebowitz Rachel and Benjamin Lebwohl Benjamin Leffell Marlene and Armand Lerner Nancy and Frank Levin Linda and David Levine Rose Levine Ma hew Levy David Libchaber Larry and Sue Libsch Diana Bain and Steve Licht

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Ofri and Assaf Maliniak

Sarah and Ron Rich

Jennifer and Steven Seidel

Sydna and Gary Wenick

Seth Mandelbaum

Ruth Richman

Sarene Shanus and Harold Treiber

Eli Wenig

Anlee and Myron Marcus

Barbara and Sco Richman

Ephraim Shapiro

Beth and Ron Wish

Susan and Len Mark

Anita and David Richter

Eric Shaw

Diane and Gerald Wolf

Judith and Lawrence Mass

Debra and Jonathan Rieber

Rachel and Neil Shinder

Hadassah and Jeffrey Wrightman

Ma y’s Auto

Nancy and Robert Rieger

Joan and Stuart Sidney

Sheila and Burton Yaffie

Pauline Mauskopf

Jennifer Ri er

Tammy Silby

Robin and David Yanes

Nadine Maybaum

Jill and Joshua Rivel

Jennifer Silva

Dana and Golan Yehuda

Debbie and Adam Mayblum

Tobi and Mar n Rogowsky

Dara Silver

Natalie and Jason Yellin

Alyssa McCown

Judah Roher

Emily Silver and Sco Silver

Emily and Ari Yolkut

Thomas McEvily

Ellio and Susan Rose

Doreen and Douglas Simon

Rhona and Myron Yolkut

Kate Mehl

Karen Rose

Emily Small

Shara and Yirmi Yolkut

Jeanie Messer

Cheryl and Richard Rosen

Audrey Stein

Janet Yoskowitz

Madelyn and Neil Messinger

Michael Rosenbaum

Amy and Eli Stein

Karen and Seth Yoskowitz

Kori and Bill Meyers

Nadene Rosenberg

Frances and Saul Steinhauser

Nancy and Joseph Zaro

Sheila Yossem and Bob Mindel

Denise and Danny Roshco

Jonathan Stern

Melissa Zedeck

Jan and James Mindell

Diane Rossler

Adrian Strizhak

Sarah and Marc Zemel

Pa

Paule e Rubin

Dalia and Eric Sussman

Arline and Bob Zinaman

Avi Nahumi

Sco and Lisa Rubins

Mark and Vivian Swartz

Hillary and Robert Zi er

Dina Nelson and Manuel Gomez

Zel and Lou Rubins

Shelby and Ma hew Tager

George Zuber

Michael Novara

Enid and Edwin Ruzinsky

Helen and Mark Tanchel

Margery and Alan Zucker

Jill Ochacher

Cindy and Gabriel Safdeye

Sheila Tanenbaum

Stephanie and Ronny Zvi

Carol Opas

Roberta Safire

Doris Tolins

Elana and Shay Oron

Lisa Smith and Alan Salzberg

Ann Tourk

Lynn and Leslie Ossip

Scarsdale Pediatric Dental Associates, L.L.P

Jill and Hilton Traub

Edith Samers and Edward Smith

Be y and Mitchell Troyetsky

and Alan Mi leman

Barbara and John Palefsky Joyce and Bruce Pauls Marcy and Steven Pell Carol Perlman Kirs and Mark Pesso Adam Portnoff Gary Pretsfelder Sue Projain Dina Shargel and David Projansky Stacy Quint Joseph Rafalowicz

Roberta and David Schaefer Magan Mullino Schain and Adam Schain Judy and Bernard Schanzer Nancy and Craig Scheff Marc Schessel Alexander Schloss Susan and Ray Schoenbaum Carolyn and Adam Schrier

Deborah and Adam Rappaport

Sally Levine-Schulberg and Mark Schulberg

Ne a and Abraham Reichenberg Rika and Mark Reisman

Sandy and Lewis Trencher Lyne e and Jonathan Tulkoff

Matching Gi[ Corporaঞons We thank the following corpora ons for their generous matching gi s:

Daniel Urbas and Orli Moscowitz

Bank of America Matching Gi s

Laura and Mark Urken

Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC.

Caryl and Nik Uzelac Hannah Vago Paule e Viana Bonny and David Walker Susan and Steve Wechsler Debbi Weidman

IBM Corpora on Matching Grants Program McGraw Hill Financial PAC Match Program MSD Cap al

Amy Weiner

PNC Founda on

Liz and Stephen Schwartz

Beverly Weinfeld

Sarah and Daniel Schweber

Helen and Bernard Weinstein

TAL Interna onal Container Corpora on

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this report. If we have inadvertently made an error, please accept our sincere apology and notify us by contacting Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement Barbara Shapiro at 914-948-8333, ext. 8004 or bshapiro@schechterwestchester.org. 31

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Schechter Westchester 2016 - 2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS

David Landau, President

Core Values and Mission

Gabriel Nechamkin, First Vice President

Amy Cushmaro, Vice President

Joel Alsfine, Treasurer

Jason Friedland, Vice President Gary Katz, Secretary

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD Ahavat Yisrael

Gemilut Chasadim

‫אהבת ישראל‬

‫גמילות חסדים‬

Love of Israel

Social Action

Kavod

‫כבוד‬

Respect

Kehilah

‫קהילה‬

Community

Talmud Torah

Tefilah & Shmirat Mitzvot

‫תלמוד תורה‬

‫תפילה ושמירת מצוות‬

Lifelong Learning and Study

Observance

Salo Aizenberg • Ellen Aschendorf-Shasha • Trisanne Berger • Ron Burton • Michael Eck • Karen Estrin • Robert Feilbogen Martine Fleishman • Avi Friedman • Wayne Goldstein • Ben Golub • Rabbi David-Seth Kirschner • Lois Kohn-Claar • Michael Leffell Mark Lefkowitz • Barry Lovell • Harry Mamaysky • Laurence Stein • Stacey Wechsler • Giselle Weissman • Allison Wohl EX OFFICIO

Showing our love for and commitment to the Jewish people and the land and State of Israel as central to Jewish identity and continuity.

Responsibility for establishing a better world through exemplary behavior, leadership, and acts of kindness.

Embracing diversity and respecting ourselves and others as we are created in God’s image.

Taking responsibility for our community as the context for meaningful Jewish lives.

Instilling a love for continual learning through balanced study of Torah and general studies.

Dr. Michael Kay Adar Gurvitch • Ross Zelman

Observing Jewish traditions and prayer to provide meaning and joy in our daily lives.

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Bernie Gelb • Peter Hochfelder • David Sass • Robert Steinberg HEADMASTER EMERITUS

Dr. Elliot Spiegel SENIOR ADMINISTRATION

Schechter Westchester, a kindergarten through twelfth-grade Conservative Jewish day school, is set apart by our comprehensive, intellectually rigorous dual curriculum that empowers and cultivates each student in mind, body, and soul. Through the teaching of Jewish values, critical thinking, and openness to new ideas, we inspire our students to achieve academic and personal excellence, preparing them for college and the ever-changing world beyond. We are a kehilah, a caring community that fosters the joyous practice of Jewish life. We instill in our graduates the confidence to navigate life’s journey with a strong moral compass and apply their passions, knowledge, and skills to the betterment of the Jewish people, the United States, Israel, and the world.

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The warm and nurturing environment you create inspires the children’s development, confidence, and passion for learning. — Current Parent

Dr. Michael Kay, Head of School Rabbi Harry Pell, Associate Head of School for Jewish Life & Learning Ilanit Hoory Lower School Principal Smadar Amidror Director of Operations

Amy Holtzer Middle School Principal

Elisha Andron Director of Student Services

Eric Bassin High School Principal

Tracey Harris Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Shapiro Director, Office of Institutional Advancement

2016-2017 PTO BOARD

Adar Gurvitch • Ross Zelman Co-Presidents April Klein • Lori Kurlander Leslie Schwartz • Joanna Stein Lower School Vice Presidents

Michelle Kantor Ofri Maliniak Middle School Vice Presidents

Karen Estrin • Pam Goldstein Kehilah & Chesed Liaisons

Allyson Wisel Recording Secretary

Rhonda Golub Magan Mullino Schain High School Vice Presidents Judith Grand Treasurer

Robin Bond • Maria Kessler Diana Sklar All-School Vice Presidents Stacey Wechsler Immediate Past President

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CONTACT US Dr. Elliot Spiegel Lower School Campus 30 Dellwood Road White Plains, New York 10605 914-948-3111 Upper School Campus 555 West Hartsdale Avenue Hartsdale, New York 10530 914-948-8333 www.schechterwestchester.org

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