Alan and Susan Solinsky and Allan and Sherry Lehrer and their families, all of West Hartford, will be honored at the annual Ner Tamid “State of Strength” dinner hosted by the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford (SSDS) that will be held on Thursday evening, June 3 at the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will deliver opening remarks at the dinner, which will benefit the school’s scholarship fund.
“As a Schechter graduate myself and a parent of two students at Schechter, I understand the importance of a Jewish day school education,” said Lauren Eisen, who is co-chairing the event with Sharon Kochen. “The current economic climate dictates that the scholarship fund now more than ever needs significant support.”
The school’s board of directors will also recognize Lisa Fishman, the recipient of the Gerald and Paula Steinberg Community Service Award, and acknowledge two teachers: Anita Cohen, a K-2 team teacher and third grade teacher Helen Schwartz. Schwartz will receive the Dr. Irving and Rochelle Rosenberg Award of Excellence in Teaching, recently created to honor an SSDS teacher who demonstrates care and concern, on-going self-growth, and constant innovation in teaching.
“I am a true believer in Jewish Day Schools and I am extremely proud that all four of my children and their spouses have all attended Day Schools from pre-school through high school,” said Cohen, a native of West Hartford who has taught at SSDS for 18 years. “It has been 18 years filled with learning and laughter, watching and helping children grow and mature as I myself grew to become part of the Schechter community. I am honored to be part of the K-2 team and grateful to have been entrusted with the important mission of educating our children.”
“Anita’s talents include the ability to inspire the youngest of our students to enjoy reading,” said Kochen. “She assists in starting children on the road to successful reading from the first day of school and is particularly skilled at individualizing instructions so that the needs of all children are met.”
“Our school is proud of our students’ numerous accomplishments and our goal is to continue to improve and expand our programs so we may help our students get ready for the challenges of high school and graduate with the best possible skills to succeed in the finest colleges,” “said Head of School Behzad Dayanim.
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