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Solomon Schechter Ner Tamid 2022 celebration to honor past presidents

WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut – Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford (SSDS) will mark its 50th anniversary at the school’s annual Ner Tamid 2022 celebration, to be held Sunday, March 27, 2 – 5 p.m. at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford.

The afternoon will feature a cocktail hour and dessert reception, highlighted by a program honoring the school’s past presidents.

“We started our oldest in kindergarten decades ago thinking it would only be for one year,” recalls Bruce Stanger who, as an SSDS past president is one of the event honorees. “We ended up sending both children through eighth grade. Since then, we have established a legacy gift because of all that SSDS did for our family. Now adults, our children have incorporated much of what Judaism offers into their lives. I still am an active volunteer some 35 years later.”

In addition to Stanger, the event’s honorees will include the school’s additional 26 past presidents, including, in order of tenure: Sidney Perlman, Arlene Neiditz, Lewis Segal, Janis Spring, Michael Peck, Peter Smerd, Blanche Goldenberg, Francine Trachtenberg, Jane Herzig, Tom Divine, Doreen Fundiller-Zweig, Mark Rosen, Rick Blum, Sharon Conway, Michael Lenkiewicz, James Schulwolf, Neil Kochen, Rise Roth, Marcia and Scott Glickman, Jay Gershman, Robin Landau, Robert Kessler, Sharon Kochen, Jessica Zachs and Lauren Eisen. 

Guests may join the Ner Tamid 2022  festivities either in person or online. Tickets to the in-person event are $154; virtual access is $54. All proceeds will benefit the SSDS Scholarship Fund.

In-person attendees must submit proof of full vaccination, or contact the school in advance to discuss alternate arrangements.

For more information, contact Sherri Pliskin at spliskin@ssds-hartford.org.

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