Nearly 1,000 guests were at the Sinai Schools’ annual benefit on February 24 at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck.
Sinai honored Dr. Robert and Shari Alter of Englewood, Dr. Bin and Penina Goldman of Passaic, and Rabbi Michael and Ayelet Hoenig of Fair Lawn; each of the honorees has helped to raise awareness of Sinai and acted as ambassadors for the school. Gilles Gade, the president and CEO of Cross River, accepted Sinai’s 2019 Community Partnership award on behalf of his company.
Sinai Schools has gained recognition in recent years for the award-winning short documentaries it premieres at its dinner each year. This year’s feature documentary, “And She Called Him Moxé,” tells a compelling and emotional story, profiling a very unusual—and exceptionally talented—-Sinai student, and redefining the definition of family. The film’s posted online, along with Moxé’s presentation at the dinner.
Marcy Glicksman, the director of Sinai at RYNJ, spoke about Rachel Schulman, a”h, Sinai’s beloved associate director, who died last year. There also was a video tribute to her, created from old interview footage where Rachel talked about what special education meant to her, and about the love she felt for the Sinai children. Both the presentation and the video featuring Rachel Schulman are online; contributions the Rachel Schulman Memorial Fund, established by her family can be made there.
All of the videos and presentations from the dinner, including the powerful speech by honoree and Sinai parent Penina Goldman, are available online.
This article was originally published in The Jewish Standard.