Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society

Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society


Did you have Mrs. Glasofer for a teacher? Wouldn't you like to hear her daughter, Dr. Deborah Glasofer share her strategies for Finding Joy in Difficult Times? Register with EVOLVE Hadassah at
Join EVOLVE Hadassah in this informative and important event featuring Dr. Deborah Glasofer on February 24, at 7:30pm
Inviting the women of the GOA Alumni Society to hear Dr. Deborah Glasofer, daughter of the esteemed, Linda Glasofer, share her views on "Finding Joy in Difficult Times" for EVOLVE Hadassah: The Young Women's Network! Register with link below.
New Date November 18, 2020 to hear GOA parent/psychologist talk about communicating with your partner about s*x!

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Join the young women of Hadassah Northern NJ for this fun and interesting virtual event. GOA parent and psychologist Dr. Amelia Romanowsky will be our featured speaker!
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37 years ago -- 1983 and the SSDS Israel Day float won first prize. It was a great day, lots of fun.
Ides of March 2013. An enthusiastic reenactment of Julius Caesar.
On April 3, 6:30 PM, Alumni Jeffrey Yoskowitz will be at The Book House in Millburn talking about his book The Gefilte Manifesto. Guests will sample Passover recipes from their book including handmade matzo, kugel and spongecake. Also guest can pre-order The Gefilteria's critically-acclaimed limited run artisan gefilte fish for pick up in Millburn.

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Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 06/03/2022

So many Mazel Tovs to celebrate from May 2022!!

Mazel tov to:
Cory Nagelberg '10 on his marriage to Dana Ehrentreu! How incredibly special that his younger brother Rabbi Jesse Nagelberg '12 officiated the ceremony!

Rabbi Jesse Nagelberg '12 on receiving his rabbinical ordination. Jesse is the new Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Shalom of Olney, Maryland. Thank you for being our 10 year class speaker at Graduation 2022!

Kineret Brokman '14 on her marriage to Matt Giddens! Cantor Mira Davis '14 officiated the wedding AND was a bridesmaid!

Alex Moskowitz '18 on his graduation from Emory University Goizueta Business School!

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/31/2022

We have wonderful news to share to close out !

Mazel tov to Arielle Kramer Kuzdral '08 and her husband Matthew on the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Violet Madeline Kuzdral! Mazel tov to big brother Theo, as well!

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/27/2022

We want to wish a mazel tov to our alumni families from the class of 2022; we have 4 graduates from the class of 2022 with alumni parents.

Mazel tov to:
Ilan Feldman ’22 and Sara Bucholtz ’87 and family.
Alexis Fulop ’22 and Dan Fulop ’92 Z’’L, of blessed memory, and family.
Ozzie Landy ’22 and Doni Feinberg ’91 and family.
Emily Schall ’22 and Mindy Schall ’97 & Alan Schall ’92 and family.

Photos from Golda Och Academy's post 05/27/2022

Mazel Tov Class of 2022!! You are now members of the Schechter/GOA Alumni Society. We can't wait to welcome you back on campus as alumni very soon!

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More Mazel tovs! 7 members of the Class of 2018 graduated from Muhlenberg College this past weekend!

Mazel tov to:
Rachel Bonder
Sarah Cehelyk
Liora Finkel
Jake Halpern
Shachar Kessler
Avital Kessler-Godin
Sharoni Marcus

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/26/2022

Mazel Tov Class of 2022! Tonight you join the Alumni Society! Check out where they are headed next...

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/25/2022

It was wonderful to host a special lunch in honor of the Class of 2022 to formally welcome them to the Alumni Society.
Looking forward to Graduation!

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/25/2022

Our month of Mazel Tovs continue!

Mazel tov to:
Hayley Nagelberg '15 on receiving a Soldier of Excellence Award from the head of Military Strategy for Israel Independence Day.

Yael Liebman '18 on graduating UMass Amherst with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. Best of luck as you move to Utah to work in the National Parks system.

Rebecca Landau '18 on graduating from Lehigh University with a major in sociology. She plans on finding a a job in the field of marketing!

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Great seeing so many alumni families at yesterday’s Fourth grade Torah Text Fair at the Wilf Lower School Campus!
Didn’t catch all of them but here are a few!


On today's edition of we say Mazel tov to:

Alissa Lampert ‘18 graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a B.A. in environmental science and a minor in sociology. She also received the Lillian Berle Dare Prize for the most proficient senior majoring in environmental science and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Amanda Nessel ‘11 for her new position as Partner Enablement Manager at Trullion.

Please share your good news with us!

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/23/2022

We have so much wonderful news to share with you this . In honor of the Class of 2022 and their upcoming graduation, and all of our incredible alumni and their good news, we will be holding a and will post Mazel Tovs all week long! Please email us your good news or leave a note in the comments!! We want to share your with the Alumni Society!

Mazel Tov:
Beth Goldfischer Balavram ‘06 and her husband Jared on the birth of baby boy Liam Shai. Mazel tov to big sister Leyla as well!
Genna Karp ‘14 on graduating with an M.S. from the Physician Assistant program at Monmouth University.
Sarah Cehelyk ‘18 on graduating from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in Psychology. Next stop the PsyD. Program at St’s John’s University.
Rabbi Tracy Kaplowitz ‘94 on her new role as Marilyn G. and Joseph B. Schwartz Israel Fellow at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.


So great to see our amazing LS faculty members Dana Halpern '15 and Danielle Rockman Greene '12 enjoying the Lag B’Omer festivities today!

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/18/2022

Great to see Ally Landau ‘20 back at school today for some hoops and a visit with her high school soccer Coach Rob Cohen. She even had time for a quick game with Owen G while the 7th graders watched and cheered them on!


Have you wanted to come back to GOA to make a difference or know someone who would be a great fit for our school? We have 2022-23 openings for teachers, guidance counselors, a Jewish Music director, Learning Specialist Coordinator, and more…
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Mazel Tov to Harris Mevorah '15, Haylee Mevorah '17, and DJ Mevorah '21 on receiving the Young Leadership Award at the upcoming Ramah Day Camp in Nyack Annual Gala.

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WOW! What a great start to the week! Thank you to our amazing alumni families for coming to our GOA Lower School Spring Fling event Sunday morning. It was wonderful to see so many of you as current and future GOA parents.
Hillary Moore '05, Zachary Bier '05, Sarah Schonfeld '06 and Evan Schonfeld '06, Jocelyn Levine Klar '01, Marc Pantirer '01, and Arielle Kallus Mainzer '01.


We are so grateful to Lizzie Irwin '18, who will graduate from George Washington University this weekend, for joining our 8th grade students for Shacharit at GWU Hillel and speaking to them about how her GOA experience helped form her Jewish identity and how it has impacted her time at GWU.

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/11/2022

Mazel Tov Kitah Aleph on receiving your siddurim today! It was wonderful to see so many alumni current parents celebrating their first graders and this tremendous milestone.
Jocelyn Levine Klar '01 and Greg Klar '98, Josh Reisberg '00, Reisha Goldman '98, Tara Strogov Kipnees '03 and Josh Kipnees '02, Jessica Abramson Mass '07, Julie Zucker Krider '95, Joshua Levitt '96, and former student Eric Sharret!
Not pictured: Merisa Fink '00 and Steve Goldstein '96

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Mazel Tov to Rachel Bonder '18 and Sarah Cehelyk '18 on being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Muhlenberg College!

Mazel Tov to Rafi Turitz-Sweifach '18 on receiving the Distinguished Senior in Economics Award at the Honors College of the University of Delaware. Rafi will also be receiving The UD Center for Global & Area Studies Academic Excellence Prize and the Vivian Z. Klaff Memorial Award for Excellence in Jewish Studies!

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 05/06/2022

WOW!! What an incredible night celebrating the Class of 2017’s fifth reunion! It was incredible to see you all together enjoying your special night. Our Alumni are such a special part of our GOA community, please reach out if you want to plan an event or reunion, or want to get involved in any way!

Timeline photos 05/05/2022

Hey Class of 2017! We can't wait to see you tonight at your 5th reunion!

Alumni in Israel sighting: Class of 2017 alumni Emily Blum, Nadav Idan Aronoff, Mattan Poller, Emily Binstein, Talia Feldman met up with GOA Israel Director Rabbi Rob Kahn 🤩🇮🇱


In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, hear from Samuel Rubenstein '13 and how his teacher shaped his career path.
We want to hear from all of you! Please add your story in the comments.

“I had many excellent and caring teachers at GOA, but the one who most shaped my career trajectory was Eleanor Brooks, z"l. She connected me with Steve Fulop, a former SSDS student , who hired me because of Mrs. Brooks's recommendation. That early exposure to politics and policy set me on the course I'm still on today. From time to time I still think of Mrs. Brooks, and like to believe she'd be proud of where I'm at now”.


It's always great to have alumni come visit! Thank you to current GOA parent Joshua Levitt '96 for stopping by!


Mazel tov to Larissa Rosenberg '14 on her engagement to Femi Verissimo! Best of luck as you plan your wedding and congratulations to your families; mother of the bride is LS faculty member Gena Lustig Jarmel!


It was lovely to host so many of our alumni at the GOA Rising Middle School Parents Night Out!
Shout out to Jason Ben'Ous '96, Keren Isaacs Lebeau '94, Amelia Perlstein '96, Andrea Sherman '95, Reisha Goldman '98 and Uri Allen '98.

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 04/28/2022

Thank you to alumnus and GOA lower school parent Lawrence Elbaum '98 for introducing the Sala Elbaum z"l Memorial Lecture Series, which was created by Steven and Judy Elbaum in memory of their parents, Sala Elbaum z"l and David Urman z"l, who were Holocaust survivors. Of course, an alumni visit would not be complete without a visit with Coach Sandy.


All Alumni and families are invited to Join Us!
Alumni Grandparent Lil Coopersmith is all ready for our Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat tomorrow at 5pm with grandchildren Alex Coopersmith ’08 and Emery Coopersmith ’11 and Alumni Parents Howard and GOA Lower School Nurse Roberta Coopersmith!

Theatre Productions - Theatre Department | Binghamton University 04/27/2022

Theatre Productions - Theatre Department | Binghamton University

Check out Samantha Bates '20 who will be performing the role of Kaliope Darkwater in the Binghamton University MainStage Production of "She Kills Monsters".

Theatre Productions - Theatre Department | Binghamton University Binghamton's Department of Theatre hosts productions every year, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students. Come explore previous and current productions.

Cantors Mira Davis and Sydney Lazar sing Miriam's Song -- Debbie Friedman 04/26/2022

Cantors Mira Davis and Sydney Lazar sing Miriam's Song -- Debbie Friedman

Check out Cantor Mira Davis '14 singing Miriam's song at Park Avenue Synagogue!

Cantors Mira Davis and Sydney Lazar sing Miriam's Song -- Debbie Friedman


Mazel tov to Barry Levine '98 and his wife Jacqueline on the birth of their beautiful son, Charles Maxwell Levine, on 4/6/22.


Join us this Friday, 4/29 at 5pm, for a Special Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat for Grandparents and Grandfriends Day!
Meeting ID: 853 6592 4977
Passcode: GOA

Featuring a BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO of Lecha Dodi from the GOLDEN OCHTAVES!

Photos from Schechter/Golda Och Academy Alumni Society's post 04/13/2022

It was wonderful hosting alumni Gideon Grossman '10 and Samantha Bronster '10 for a special Pre-Pesach visit!
Stay tuned Class of 2010 for your 10+ reunion!

Six13 - A Billy Joel Passover 04/13/2022

Six13 - A Billy Joel Passover

Check out the newest hit from Six13, featuring Josh Sauer '09 and GOA Choir Director Craig Resmovits. Chag kasher v'sameach and a Zissen Pesach!

Six13 - A Billy Joel Passover Sing us a song for the seder, man! Celebrating our freedom and 50 years of the himself, the one and only @Billy Joel, with a few of his greatest hi...

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