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Published by y.bub, 2018-05-02 16:06:43

Kesher 2018

Kesher 2018

The Chai Society of KesherTHIS IS

22nd Annual
Scholarship Journal
Dinner

WEDNESDAY | 5•2•2018

INTRO JOURNAL INDEX

THE CHAI SOCIETY OF KESHER

22nd Annual
ScholarshipJournal Dinner

Welcome
Rebecca H. Fischer, Esq., Board Chair

HaMotzi
Ruben Kloda
D’Var Torah
Rabbi Ezra Levy, Ed.D., Executive Director

BUFFET DINNER
Tribute to our Honorees

Dawn and Jordan Rosenhaus

Presented by Assistant Director of Kesher
Eileen Ginzburg

Tribute to our Honorees

Thabatta and Igal Mizrahi

Presented by Dinner Chairs
Gabrielle Schpilberg and Jael Toledo

VIDEO PRESENTATION

Dr. Diane Wander
Kesher Board Member
Presentation to Volunteers

Eric Getzel, Alyssa Goldberg, Sara Moskovitz

Journal Presentation
Susie and Brian Goldberg

Closing Remarks
Patricia Goldsmith

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Dinner Chairs

GABRIELLE SCHPILBERG
JAEL TOLEDO

Journal Chair
SUSIE GOLDBERG

Children’s Art Project Chair
LESLI K. ROSS

Dinner Committee
AVIVIT BEN-AHARON
SHELLY & DR. BARRY CUTLER

DENISE FISKE
FRIDA & ISRAEL GETZEL

EILEEN GINZBURG
FAYANNE KUTTLER

ARIELA MARS
MICHELLE OHEV-ZION

SHARON REDENSKY
GERI RISKIN

DR. HILI SCHECK
LIZA SCHWARZBERG
NATALIE & JORDAN WEINKLE

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In Recognition of Kesher’s Past Dinner Honorees

2017 Sharon & Wily Redensky, Dr. Lori Ben-Ezra
Student Volunteers - Rebecca Fiske, Dani Scheck, Shelby Scheck
2016 Rebecca H. Fischer, Esq., Diane Wander, Ed.D.
Student Volunteers - Alexandra Mundlak, Daniela Schmutter, Aaron Traub
2015 Dr. Margo Brilliant, Mark Rousso
Student Volunteers - Charlie Israel & Jade Mimoun
2014 Dr. Shulamit Katzman, z”l, Dr. Samantha Carella
Student Volunteer - Isaac Benoliel
2013 Rabbi Ed & Laurie Farber, Barbara & Michael Russ,
Student Volunteers - Nicole Scheck & Sarah Fiske
2012 Liza & Michael Schwarzberg, Judy & Dr. Kevin Abrams,
Student Volunteer - David Woldenberg
2011 Dr. Michael Alessandri, Wendy & David Smith,
Student Volunteer - David Argy
2010 Dr. Rebecca & Mr. Frank Kriger, Judy & Jonas Mimoun,
Student Volunteer - Josh Traub
2009 Susan & Shawn Sherwood, Rabbi Moti Rosenberg,
Student Volunteer - Tzipporah Seligman
2008 Svetlana & Daniel Valk, Monica & Steven Wagenberg,
Jeri & Sandy Becker, Student Volunteer - Sarah Nudel
2007 Fayanne & David Kuttler, Rabbi Dr. Ezra & Chaya Levy,
Student Volunteers - David Cohen, Kayla Feigenbaum, Carli Scheck, Max Frye
2006 Susie & Ariel Edelsburg, Audrey & Stuart Paskow,
Volunteers from North Dade Women’s Department of GMJF:
Jill Barzilay, Daphne Bentata, Robin Gale, Stella Gostfrand,
Melissa Grosfeld, Valerie Lustgarten, Lauren Singer, Nancy Zaretsky
2005 Ilene & Barney Weinkle, Eileen & Dr. Mario Ginzburg,
Zahava & Dr. Norman Goldwasser
2004 Dr. Charles & Patricia Goldsmith
Franklin L. Zemel, Esq. and the Law Firm of Broad & Cassel
Rabbi Kalman Baumann
2003 Hedy & Daniel Whitebook, Lesli K. Ross,
Student Volunteers - Joshua Mirmelli & Stella Elberg
2002 Rabbi Max z”l & Rhoda Lipschitz, Ben J. & Dorit Genet,
Rabbi Moshe Meir & Penina Lipszyc
2001 Rabbi Moshe Mendel Simon, Erica & Alan Rauzin,
Foundation for Jewish Renewal and Robert Russell Memorial Foundation
Norman Lipoff, Chairman
2000 Cheryl & Ruben Kloda, Helene Berkowitz, volunteer
1999 Alida Bunder
1998 Laurie & Isaac Mitrani, The National Council of Jewish Women
1997 Susan & Howard Chusid

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Guests of Honor

DAWN AND JORDAN
ROSENHAUS

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DAWN AND JORDAN ROSENHAUS were both born and

raised in New York, which is also where they met. Dawn graduated
from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and then went to
work as a designer at Burberry in NYC. Jordan holds degrees from
Columbia University and MIT and is the Chairman of a property
technology business based in London.

Dawn and Jordan arrived in South Florida 5 years ago along with
their 3 beautiful children, Colette Victoria age 13, Irving Hercz age
11, and Chantal Theresa age 10. Shortly after Colette was enrolled in
Kesher and Irving and Chantal in the Nativ program at Scheck Hillel
Community School, they became involved and active supporters of
Kesher. Jordan currently sits on our Board of Directors, and Dawn has
taken a personal interest in Kesher’s fundraising events, about which
she is very passionate.

Their family comes first, and they are both very hands on parents
involved in every aspect of their children’s lives. They support Chabad
and are Patrons for Kesher’s Scholarship program.

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Guests of Honor

THABATTA & IGAL
MIZRAHI

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THABATTA AND IGAL MIZRAHI A graduate of the

University of Miami, Thabatta Mizrahi earned bachelor’s degrees in both
Psychology and Special Education. Her passion for special education led
to a master’s degree at New York University in the same field. She has
served in various roles in the educational field, including international
educational consultant for 6 years and established various programs in
South Florida and South America, while continuing to serve on advisory
boards for organizations that value special needs in our community. Igal
Mizrahi is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s
degree in Information Technology. Igal paired technology with visual
arts and found this to be his medium for artistic expression. He owns an
international cinematography company, and travels the world to create
films for a variety of events, institutions and purposes. Thabatta was
employed by Kesher 15 years ago, however, her relationship with the
school began even earlier, as her sister was a student at Kesher starting
in 1997. Returning to Kesher six years ago as Associate Head of School,
she has played an integral role in advancing curriculum, professional
development, establishing a leadership team and creating a digital
footprint for the organization.

While neither Thabatta nor Igal are native to Florida, from Brazil and
Venezuela respectively, Miami is where they both call home. They are
active members and volunteers for their children’s school, Scheck Hillel,
their synagogue, Beth Torah, their JCC and The Greater Miami Jewish
Federation. Thabatta and Igal believe in living a life filled with family
time, community service, and dedication to continuous learning. They
combine their passions through shared projects such as their favorite:
conveying the message of Kesher using video artistry. They hope that
their multiple projects teach their children, Thaily and Taylor, to follow
their own dreams, stand for ideals and causes they are proud of and
believe in, and work hard to learn, grow and engage in Tikun Olam.

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Volunteer Award
Recipient

ERIC
GETZEL

ERIC GETZEL is an 11th grader at Scheck Hillel Community

School, which he has attended since PK2. Being a great athlete, Eric
has been on the school’s varsity football team since 9th grade, and on
the volleyball team since 10th grade. He is an active participant in a
variety of clubs on campus and is the president of Jewish Community
Leadership Team (JCLT) at Scheck Hillel. He is also a madrich at the
JCC for 3rd grade girls. These two leadership positions have helped
Eric become passionate about helping others. The most prideful
experience that Eric participates in is Best Buddies. Since freshman
year, Eric has involved himself in this organization, increasing his role
each year. Now in his junior year, other group members look up to Eric
for support in helping the Best Buddies members. Eric looks forward to
his future at Scheck Hillel and beyond, knowing that these experiences
have molded a bright path ahead.

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Volunteer Award
Recipient

ALYSSA
GOLDBERG

ALYSSA GOLDBERG is a proud Scheck Hillel Community School

and Kesher ICS graduate. During high school, she was an ambassador for the
National Art Honor Society. She volunteered for a winter camp with Friendship
Circle and had a blast with the kids. Post graduation, she works at Hillel as an
assistant to a student who is in the fourth grade. In her free time, she helps
out with the JCC Theater as a stage manager. She has spent countless hours
volunteering with Chai Lifeline and delivering food to various hospitals. In
addition, Alyssa worked with the Miami Marathon for Team Lifeline. As a
Yachad adviser, Alyssa is a mentor to children and adults with special needs.
She also plans and coordinates monthly events with the group. Alyssa is the
assistant to the logistics coordinator for the National Council Of Synagogue
Youth (NCSY). In addition, Alyssa has been volunteering at Kesher both with
the students, and assisting in the office. She has become an integral part of
the team, helping to prepare for our annual Holiday Boutique and Ad Journal
Dinner, and has been assisting at both events for the past four years. She really
enjoys spending time with all the Kesher students, and she looks forward to
many more years of volunteering for all these organizations whose work is so
important to her.

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Volunteer Award
Recipient

SARA
MOSKOVITZ

SARA MOSKOVITZ is a Junior at Scheck Hillel Community Day

School, which she has attended since PK4. Sara played on the varsity
volleyball team in her freshman year, but her real love is dance. Sara
has participated in Rikudim and other forms of dance since she was
4 years old and is currently an assistant dance instructor for the 2nd
graders. Throughout her years at Scheck Hillel, Sara has been an active
member of many clubs. Sara also spends much of her time helping
charitable organizations outside of school. She has volunteered each
year at the Special Olympics, has helped the Kosher Food Bank and
just recently led a drive for Hurricane Irma victims and helped send
truckloads of supplies to the Florida Keys and Puerto Rico. Sara found
a special place in her heart for the students at Kesher. Even before her
involvement in Best Buddies, Sara made it a point to spend quality
time with the students during clubs, lunchtime, and school-sponsored
activities. As part of Best Buddies, Sara has been able to expand her
involvement and truly make a difference in the lives of these students.
Sara looks forward to growing her friendships, and is proud that she is
able to be a part of this amazing program.

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A LASTING JEWISH IMPACT
IS WELL WITHIN
YOUR REACH

KESHER PARTNERING WITH CJL

TO HELP BUILD A STRONG JEWISH FUTURE
FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

http://jewishmiami.org/cjl/home

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MESSAGE FROM RABBI DR. EZRA LEVY

Executive Director

This is Kesher. The beauty of this year’s theme is that
it allows our school to be defined as so many things to
different people. The people touched by our amazing
organization extend far beyond our students. Our
children, their families, our dedicated staff, our community
of lay leaders, volunteers and donors are all members of
the Kesher family. As such, they all have their individual
interpretations of and feelings toward their definition of –
This is Kesher.

Listening to the children tell us in their own words what
Kesher means to them, hearing parents talk about success
on so many levels, and watching our faculty and staff
lovingly treating their students as their own children,
lets us all know we are a true community. The worlds we
enhance can be improved through a team effort. This is
a belief and concept with which we live and breathe at
Kesher. Watching our students and teachers share the
classroom every day brings a sense of pride and joy in
knowing that we are truly shaping the future of the Jewish
community and global world in which we live. We know
that our accomplishments in this world are as much a credit
to our own efforts as they are to the people in our lives
who give us their constant support. Our best efforts are
constantly enhanced by generous individuals, other local
organizations, and the continued support of the Greater
Miami Jewish Federation.

This is Kesher - allows all of us to truly define our own
Kesher and realize that there is not just one Kesher. Not
just the story of Kesher and how it helps the children, but
how Kesher changes and enhances our lives daily. This is
my 23rd year at Kesher, and I know I will be here for many

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more. I look back and I see Kesher’s growth with the same
lens I view that of my family, because for me the two are
synonymous. I thank our families for trusting us with their
precious children. And I thank my own family for allowing
me to be a part of something truly wonderful for the past
23 years. The personal benefit and growth that surrounds
all who are part of the Kesher family allows us to see how
we enhance our students’ lives at the same time we take a
step back to understand how the students have changed
our lives and made us better individuals.
With this appreciation in mind, I would like to welcome
everyone to our 22nd Scholarship Journal dinner and
thank everyone for joining me as we thank all of Kesher’s
donors and as we honor amazing individuals: Dawn and
Jordan Rosenhaus, Thabatta and Igal Mizrahi and our
student volunteers Alyssa Goldberg, Eric Getzel and Sara
Moskovitz. On behalf of our students and their families,
please allow me to personally thank you for having gone
above and beyond in support of our school and our
children.

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MESSAGE FROM EILEEN GINZBURG

Assistant Director

This is Kesher…

What is Kesher? Ask our parents, students and members
of the Hillel community and you may get a myriad of
answers. Kesher means different things to different people,
due to the fact that our program is multifaceted, touching
the lives of our diverse student body and their families.
Our team is committed to guiding each of our students
towards building their ability to advocate for themselves
and reach their highest levels of independence both in the
classroom and in their own personal lives. The love and
commitment that I see each day validates the importance
of the Kesher mission in the world of Jewish education
within our community and beyond. It is with pride and joy
that we shout out to all that This Is Kesher!

The growing success of Kesher is due to the diligent
commitment of so many: our teachers, support staff,
volunteers, therapists, parents and our students. Each
of these stakeholders is responsible for the magic that
is created in the Kesher world. When students first arrive
at our school, there is the necessity to build trust and
partnership between our students, their parents and
our dynamic faculty. Once the trust is established, the
magic begins, as we see each student grow academically,
socially, emotionally and spiritually. A Kesher education is
education at its finest. We have been embraced by the
Scheck Hillel administration, faculty, and students as our
students learn side by side with their mainstream peers.
Our students excel not only in the classroom, but in the
arts, on the sports field and in student government.

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This year’s honorees truly define Kesher at its best. Our
student volunteers, Eric Getzel and Sara Moskovitz, are two
examples of chesed. They have built a kesher between all
the students on the Hillel campus, taking down any social
barriers. Alyssa Goldberg has been a part of our Kesher
family for her entire life! She is passionate about bringing
out the best in those she interacts with on a daily basis.
She truly exemplifies chesed as well. Dawn and Jordan
Rosenhaus, while fairly new to our Kesher family, have
shown their belief in Kesher with their time and support.
Their commitment to Kesher knows no bounds and they
exemplify tzedakkah. Finally, Thabatta “Thab” and Igal
Mizrahi, are the heart and soul of Kesher. Each year, Igal
magically creates our video filled with images and footage,
allowing all to get a glimpse of the beauty created on
campus by his brilliant wife, Thabatta, and her team. I have
no words to express the magnitude of my respect and awe
of Thabatta. Her commitment to special education comes
from the depths of her soul. Under her leadership, Kesher
continues to grow and become a nationwide leader in
special education. She is truly a gift to us all! This special
couple exemplifies dedication.

Mazel tov to each of our well deserving honorees. Your
commitment to Kesher and its students is an example for
us all.

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MESSAGE FROM THABATTA MIZRAHI

Associate Head of School

63 admission tours
84 current Kesher families
50 staff members
4 consulting schools
6 community agencies
12 psychologists
14 therapists
and a South Florida community

Each one with a different lens of Kesher, each one with a
different experience, each one with a different definition
of what Kesher is, to them.

One of my greatest sources of pride in the work that
we do and provide here at Kesher, is the individualized
differentiated experience/approach that each child
receives. Every child’s journey through Kesher is unique,
just as each child is unique. This is a source of pride,
because it is our role as special educators to meet each
student where he/she is at that moment in time, to help
the student discover his/her strengths and weaknesses,
and to guide, support, and direct each student toward
their unique path to acceptance, pride, success and
independence. Most of the time along that journey, we,
as special educators, must purposefully play an invisible
role, fading into the background, helping with nonverbal
cues, hiding among a crowd…. And at one point,
removing ourselves completely, as the tools and lessons
are internalized by the students. Our work and its ripple
effects, often extend well beyond the boundaries noticed
by most eyes, or understood by most descriptions. The
impact felt by those touched by this work, is just as unique
as the journeys experienced.

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I believe that Kesher’s greatest strength is its ability to be
so many things to so many people…. And at the same
time, be able to help all those it impacts find commonality
not in the product, but in the shared process or journey.
Our students tonight will speak to you about how this
journey helped them discover themselves, but what’s
more, they found pride in that someone looking back at
them in the mirror. In a world filled with language and
experiences that make us all feel that fitting a mold is
what’s ideal, our students will teach you that this is all a
mirage. We are all unique, we are all made up of different
strengths and weaknesses. All of our journeys are filled
with peaks and valleys, obstacles and detours, failures
and triumphs. Through this journey, they discover that it
is because we are all unique, that this is precisely what we
all have in common. There is no greater source of power
than the realization that one’s potential is boundless, and
that everyone’s journey is uniquely what they choose to
make of it.

It has been a great honor to have led Kesher over the
last 5 years towards so many advances, changes and
innovations, to have ushered Kesher and 2 decades worth
of service in this community, into a new era. It has also
been one of the greatest professional rewards to give
back to an organization that is so near and dear to my
heart, an organization immensely intertwined with both
my professional and personal story.

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KESHER ADMINISTRATION

Rabbi Ezra Levy, Ed.D. • Executive Director/Head of School
Eileen Ginzburg, M.M.Sc. • Assistant Director

Thabatta Mizrahi, M.A.Ed. • Associate Head of School
Victoria Hanlon • Inclusion Coordinator
Ilene Weinkle • Director of Development

Rabbi Mordechai Rosenberg • Director of Judaic Studies
Channy Seligman • Controller

Trina Nicholl • Senior Administrative Coordinator
Chelsea Friedman • Program Manager
Drora Frank • Administrative Assistant

KESHER FACULTY

Noa Abehasera Adriana Lemor Reginald Rego
Leor Azizian Kayla Levy Jennifer Reinhard
Tania Baluja Sandra Levy Jennifer Rojkes
Sivan Levy Nataly Rosengarten
Bianca Benhaim
Melissa Burger Dionne Lockett Analy Sasson
Natalia Cardona Lauren Losada Ghila Schuster
Jonathan Marcovitz Debora Schwartz
Dalia Cohen Rachel Meyer Yonaton Schwartz
Arthur Dresbach Zipora Mizrahi Melissa Schwartzbaum
Briana Edwards Yael Moreno Reesa Sebag
Jessica Fonseca
Stephanie Getzel Angela Orr Susan Tamir
Susie Goldberg Kayla Parmar Bogdan Tesileanu
Johanna Gorin Civya Patichi
Libby Gutleizer Linnor Penias Katura Trapp
Cynthia Haftel Alexis Pestano Johana Turton
Rebecca Joseph Rebecca Rapps Cindy Winterman
Allison Wohlberg
Gil Kadouri

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KESHER'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Rebecca H. Fischer, Esq. • CHAIR
Patricia Goldsmith • VICE CHAIR
Diane Wander, Ed.D. • DEVELOPMENT VICE CHAIR
Risa Chopp, MBA • MARKETING VICE CHAIR
Fayanne Kuttler, LCSW • PERSONNEL VICE CHAIR
Susan Sherwood • TREASURER
Mark Rousso • RECORDING SECRETARY
Debbie Salama • CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Jordan Weinkle, JD, MBA • PARLIAMENTARIAN
Larry Strulowitz • IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Lesli K. Ross, MA • PAST CHAIR
Hedy Whitebook • PAST PRESIDENT

GENERAL BOARD

Avivit Ben-Aharon, MS Ed, MA CCC-SLP Judy Mimoun

Alison Cohen Jordan Niefeld, CPA, CFP®

Shelly Kass Cutler Sharon Redensky

Debbie Falic Geri Riskin

Rabbi Ed Farber Jordan Rosenhaus

Denise Fiske, MIF, MBA Hili Scheck, DO

Austin A. Frye, JD, MBA, CFP® Liza Schwarzberg

Ariela Mars, MBA Nancy Zaretsky, MA

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Howard Chusid, Ed.D.* Ruben Kloda

Susie Edelsburg* Sisel Klurman

Marcy Hoffman * Alan Rauzin*
Dr. Shulamit Katzman Z”L Ilene Weinkle*

*Past President

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The Kesher Chai Society

The Kesher Chai Society
is an exclusive group of individuals
who have made an annual commitment

of $1,800 or more in support of
the Kesher students and their families.

Kesher Chai Society members are made
Golden Guardians at our annual
Scholarship Luncheon and receive

special benefits for the annual ad journal
and Scholarship Dinner.

Kesher Chai Society members are making a
difference in the lives of so many children,

and truly are leaders on behalf of
the Kesher children.

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Special Thank You

…to those individuals and foundations
who have donated $25,000 or more
and are Patrons of Kesher

Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Dawn and Jordan Rosenhaus

…to those individuals and foundations
who have donated $18,000 or more
and are Builders of Kesher
Patricia and Dr. Charles Goldsmith

Cheryl and Ruben Kloda / Atlantic Hosiery
Hedy and Daniel Whitebook

…and to those individuals and foundations
who have donated $10,000 or more
and are Trustees of Kesher
The Katzman Family Foundation

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TRIPLE CHAI SOCIETY MEMBERS

$5,400 and above

Falic Family
Hanono and Gut Families
Jack Chester Foundation
Michelle & Samuel Ohev-Zion

DOUBLE CHAI SOCIETY MEMBERS

$3,600 and above

Idalia and Rody Gomez
Klurman Family

The Rok, Morjain, Moskovitz & Weintraub Families
Robert Russell Memorial Foundation
The Scheck/Bonwitt Families
Liza & Michael Schwarzberg
Tammy & Jorge Woldenberg

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CHAI SOCIETY MEMBERS

$1,800 and above

Debbie & Michael Abramowitz
Dr. Margo Brilliant

Risa Chopp & Hersh Taubenfeld
Romina & Alejo Chouela
Alison & Howard Cohen
Lea & Joseph Falic
Rebecca H. Fischer
Heidi & Austin Frye
Dorit & Ben J. Genet

Barbara & Robert Goldfarb
Theresa & Marc Greene
Hahn Family Foundation
Marcia & Joel Hochberg
Evelyn & Dr. Shmuel Katz

Dr. Rebecca & Frank Kriger
Lidia & Moises Kriger
Fayanne Kuttler

Chaya & Rabbi Dr. Ezra Levy
Ariela & Gary Mars

Judy & Jonas Mimoun
Lesli & Jordon Ross

P’nina & Michael Rottman
Mark Rousso

Debbie & Daniel Salama
Leslie & Tom Silverstein
Dr. Monica & Steven Wagenberg
Drs. Diane & Stephen Wander
Ronni & Robert Whitebook

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The Guardians of Kesher

The Guardians of Kesher
are a group of people who have made

an annual donation at the
$250, $500 or $1000 level.

They help make a difference in the lives of
many Kesher students.

In appreciation of their gift,
the Guardians are acknowledged at the
Annual Guardians of Kesher Luncheon.

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GOLDEN GUARDIANS OF KESHER

$1,000 and above

Debbie Abramowitz Lidia Kriger
Carol Lasek Bienenfeld Dr. Rebecca Kriger

Dr. Margo Brilliant Fayanne Kuttler
Yael Cherem Chaya Levy
Shelly Lipson
Romina Chouela Ariela Mars
Risa Chopp Judy Mimoun
Alison Cohen
Ann Deshe Evelyn Moskovitz
Abigail Dixon Michelle Ohev-Zion
Debbie Falic
Jana Falic Rosita Rok
Lea Falic Chantal Rosenhaus
Nily Falic Colette Rosenhaus
Dawn Rosenhaus
Rebecca H. Fischer Jordan Rosenhaus
Heidi Frye
Dorit Genet Lesli K. Ross
Mark Rousso
Monica Genet Debbie Salama
Barbara Black Goldfarb Caroline Schechter
Liza Schwarzberg
Patricia Goldsmith Rivka & Sylvie Shapiro
Idalia Gomez Leslie Silverstein
Jodi Tartell
Bat-ami Katzman Gordon Dr. Monica Wagenberg
Lillian Hahn Dr. Diane Wander
Daniel Whitebook
Fanny Hanono Hedy Whitebook
Marcia Hochberg Ronni Whitebook
Lauren Wieder
Evelyn Katz Tammy Woldenberg
Evrona Katzman Nancy Zaretsky
Shelly Valero Katzman

Cheryl Kloda
Ruben Kloda
Sisel Klurman

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STERLING GUARDIANS OF KESHER

$500 and above

Jana Banin Hillary Holland
Sherry Bittman Susan Sherwood
Marla Garfinkle
Debbie Hojda Jolie Rivner

SILVER GUARDIANS OF KESHER

$250 and above

Ilana Kalichman Artzy Lisa Katzman
Jeri Becker Jodi Lerman
Renee Lerman
Avivit Ben-Aharon Rashi Levy
Dr. Samantha Carella Nathalie Levy
Beverly Litsky
Dr. Helen Chaset Sharona Litwin
Philip A. Cohen Alison Mars
Kathy Mayrsohn
Shelly Cutler Tali Newfield
Shena Dominitz Geri Riskin
Roberta Rivner
Rachel Falic Rachel Sarfati
Lisa Groisman Sheree Savar
Pola Lekach Orit Schloss
Elise Schwartz
Tila Levi Gerry Schwartz
Jennie Rimon Eileen Youtie
Rabbi Ed Farber
Karen Firestone
Denise Fiske
Dr. Isaac Garazi
Anita Givner
Joyce Haime

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VISION, MISSION AND BELIEFS

KESHER’S VISION

is to be the model and comprehensive resource in the provision of special needs
education within Jewish schools.

KESHER’S MISSION

is to provide, and guide other schools in providing, an education in both Jewish
and secular studies that meets the needs of the individual student, and which
empowers each student to reach his/her highest level of independent and
interdependent functioning.

KESHER’S BELIEFS

In its approach to students and their families, hiring of faculty, and educational
programming and services, Kesher believes:

• all children can learn.
• in Jewish education based on Torah values.
• in providing a balance between the finest Judaic and secular studies for each

child.
• in providing each child who is accepted by the Kesher intake committee a

place in a Kesher classroom.
• in providing the best special education environment to meet the educational,

physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each child.
• in individualized curriculum and instructional practices that meet the students’

learning styles in order to function in the least restrictive environment.
• in implementing an instructional behavioral plan (class/individual) in order to

meet the needs of each student.
• that teachers’ flexibility, vitality in teaching attitudes, love of teaching and

willingness to change will inspire every child.
• that utilizing differentiated instruction (visual, auditory, kinesthetic and

tactile) is vital to enhancing student learning and achievement.
• in the sanctity of the family, and working to provide for the emotional,

educational, and spiritual needs of each Kesher family.
• that students, teachers, administrators, volunteers, parents and community

members share in the responsibility to collaborate in order to provide an
optimum supportive learning environment.

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A Special Thank You
to

Ilene Weinkle

for all the
love and support always. µ

Love,
Dawn, Jordan,
Colette, Irving & Chantal

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CONGRATULATIONS
TO

THABATTA & IGAL
MIZRAHI

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL
FOR YOUR DEDICATION

TO THE STUDENTS.

DAWN, JORDAN
THE CHILDREN

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THANK YOU
TO THE

KESHER FACULTY

FOR TEACHING OUR CHILDREN
FOR THE PAST
FIVE YEARS.

Dawn & Jordan Rosenhaus

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A Special Thank You
to the
Kesher Administration

Rabbi Dr. Ezra Levy
Eileen Ginzburg
Thabatta Mizrahi
Ilene Weinkle

Rabbi Moti Rosenberg
Channy Seligman
Trina Nicholl
Chelsea Friedman
Drora Frank

Kesher’s Board of Directors
Dinner Chairs & Committee

Thank you for all that you do.

Love,
The Rosenhaus Family

Dawn, Jordan,
Colette, Chantal & Irving

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Congratulations

TO OUR FELLOW HONOREES,

THABATTA & IGAL MIZRAHI
ERIC GETZEL

ALYSSA GOLDBERG
SARA MOSKOVITZ

Dawn & Jordan Rosenhaus

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LOOK OUT CAUSE
HERE I COME…
THIS IS ME

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AND I’M MARCHING
ON TO THE BEAT
I DRUM…THIS IS ME

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In Honor of

the people who make a difference
in the lives of the students who attend Kesher…

The Kesher Staff & Administrators
Ilene Weinkle, Director of Development

Rabbi Dr. Ezra Levy


Sara Moskovitz
Who is following in the footsteps
of her grandparents and parents


Congratulations to:
Dawn & Jordan Rosenhaus
Igal & Thabatta Mizrahi

Eric Getzel
Alyssa Goldberg

May you continue to go from
strength to strength.

Cheryl & Ruben Kloda
Hedy & Daniel Whitebook

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Miami, Florida 33054
305.428.1111

www.atlantich.com

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In honor of our
fabulous grandchildren

Adam Kloda Whitebook

andJolie and Dr. Harold Rivner

our beautiful great-granddaughters
Eva Caroline Rivner & Emmy Rose Rivner

YOU MAKE US PROUD EVERY DAY!
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!

Love

Grandma Cheryl and Grandpa Ruben

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IN HONOR OF

THABATTA & IGAL MIZRAHI

for their tremendous dedication to Kesher.

DAWN & JORDAN ROSENHAUS

for their unwavering support of Kesher.

ALYSSA GOLDBERG

for her friendship and smiling face.

SARA MOSKOVITZ

for being the wonderful young lady
following in her parents’ footsteps

of love and kindness.

ERIC GETZEL

for this well deserved honor.

With admiration from

Hedy, Daniel & Adam Whitebook
Jolie, Harold, Eva & Emmy Rivner

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Sara, Alyssa & Eric

FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
LE’DOR VA’DOR

YOU MAKE US PROUD!

TO OUR NEXT GENERATION:

We love you
Eva & Emmy!!

SAVTA, POPPY AND UNCLE ADAM

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In honor of Kesher’s Honorees

Dawn & Jordan Rosenhaus
Thabatta & Igal Mizrahi

AND
Student Volunteer Award Recipients

Eric Getzel
Alyssa Goldberg
Sara Moskovitz

THANK YOU
for your commitment to Kesher and
for being our community leaders and inspiration.

Dr. Charles and Patricia Goldsmith
and Family

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We salute

THE HONOREES

DAWN & JORDAN ROSENHAUS
THABATTA & IGAL MIZRAHI

2018 STUDENT
VOLUNTEER AWARD RECIPIENTS

ERIC GETZEL
ALYSSA GOLDBERG
SARA MOSKOVITZ

FOR YOUR COMMITMENT
TO THE KESHER PROGRAM.

The Katzman Family Foundation

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I AM BRAVE…
I AM WHO
I’M MEANT TO BE…

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WE ARE WARRIORS…
YEAH, THAT’S WHAT
WE’VE BECOME

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In honor of

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For your dedication to Kesher

With love and respect,

HANONO AND GUT
FAMILIES

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In recognition of

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THABDART.TLAO&RI IBGEANL-EMZIRZARAHI

&VOLUNTEER AWARD RECIPIENTS

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ALYDSASNAI GSOCHLDECBKERG
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For your contributions and efforts
enriching the lives of children

With gratitude,

Fanny and Ken
Joseph, Natasha,
Evan, Daniela Hanono
Gaby & Jeff Gut

Eli & Chloe

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TO OUR DEAR FRIENDS

Dawn and Jordan

YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION
TO THE COMMUNITY.

MAY YOU CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS
AND INSPIRE SO MANY PEOPLE
AS YOU HAVE TONIGHT.

Love,

MICHELLE, SAMMY,
ARIEL, ESTHER, ISAAC, ELIJAH,

BENJAMIN AND RAFAEL
OHEV-ZION

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Congratulations to

ALL OF THIS YEAR’S HONOREES.
WE APPRECIATE

EVERYTHING YOU DO.

TO THE KESHER
ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY
FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE STUDENTS!

The Ohev-Zion Family

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