Guardian
Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
on this well deserved honor. Your unwavering commitment to community,
family, friends, Israel and JKHA/RKYHS knows no bounds. You give selflessly,
with full hearts, and your passion, dedication and attention to detail is evident
in everything you do. Thank you for your leadership in all aspects of life.
We are so fortunate to have you as our family, best of friends and role models.
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
You are extraordinary pillars of the Jewish community and
have set the bar high as examples of how to lead and support our Jewish institutions.
 
Debbie Finkelstein
You have strengthened JKHA/RKYHS in the most important ways with
your innovative ideas and exemplary leadership. Your legacy of caring
for each and every student will forever be part of our school.
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
We admire your commitment and dedication to our school and the Jewish community.
 
Abbi and Jeremy Halpern
Sapphire
 
 
In honor of our dear friends,
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Keep up your great work. 
 
 
 
Lee and Murray Kushner
Emerald
We are proud to support JKHA/RKYHS
 
In honor of our dear friends
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
You are formidable paradigms of honorable characters,
selfless dedication, and magnanimous supporters.
 
Debbie Finkelstein
Kudos to you on your inspiring pedagogic leadership
and professional accomplishments.
 
And we congratulate all of tonight's
Honorees
on your well deserved tributes.
 
May you all go from strength to strength,
 Alice and Jacob Klein
Emerald
Bat Sheva and Murray, you are called the "Guests of Honor," and it is the school's privilege
to honor you after your incredible leadership over the past decade. Due to your efforts
 we have reached new heights and fulfilled dreams. We are now the best of the best thanks to you.
Our deep rooted family history only makes this more special for us personally.
Mazel Tov, and may you have the strength to continue your incredible impact.
Francine and Carey, the school is so fortunate to honor you. You combine generosity and humility in a very special way. The school is a better place because of you, and the confidence that you showed in entrusting your children to the school, for long bus rides, twice every day, has meant a great deal.
Mazel Tov on this most deserved honor.
Debbie, we are so proud and appreciative for the support you have given our children
as their principal over the years. You are so capable and have provided invaluable leadership,
in a very unique, modest style. The school will be at a loss, as you embark on this next phase,
and as your good friends, we are happy to know that you are looking forward to the next chapter.
No award can really capture the impact you have made over your long career at the school.
Sarah and Michael, you are really exemplary leaders in our community, not just young leaders. Thank you for all that you've done to grow our overall community and enhance it in so many ways.
 
Bobbi and Michael Luxenberg
Sherri (RKYHS '10), Dov and Noam Levine
Melyssa (RKYHS '13), David (RKYHS '13) and Gavi Mandelbaum
Rachel (RKYHS '16), Yoni and Aviva (RKYHS '21)

 
Emerald
Mazel Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
and all the
 
Honorees 
 
Thank you for your continued support and dedication
to the school and the community.
 
Mindy, Alan,
Emily, Sophie, Brandon, and Zoe Schall
Ruby
 
 
In honor of
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
We congratulate you on your dedication
and commitment to education.
 
 
 
The Hiller Family
Ruby
 
Mazel Tov to all 
 
Honorees
 
Thank you to all the teachers and staff
for everything you do for our children. 
 
 
With deep gratitude, 
Melody and Ken Kurson
Ruby
Mazel Tov to all the 
 
Honorees
 
It is your commitment that has helped
Jewish education flourish in our community.
 
 
Linda and Murray Laulicht 
Ruby
In honor of 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
We thank you for using your time, energy and resources so generously in making
Jewish education a priority. It is through your unparalleled dedication and devotion
to our Yeshiva that you have taken JKHA/RKYHS to new heights. The legacy of
your families shines through as you are the next generation to strengthen the
unbroken chain of commitment to Jewish vibrancy, Eretz Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael. 
May you continue your good works for many years to come.

Mazel Tov to 
Debbie Finkelstein
Administrator extraordinaire
Your commitment to JKHA and all of our students will have an impact for
generations to come. Thank you for how deeply you care and for all
your tireless efforts to make the education at our Yeshiva top-notch.

Congratulations to all of tonight's Honorees on their well deserved honor.
 
Malkie and Paul Ratzker
Alex and Zach, Jake, Carlie and Tommi

 
Ruby
 
 
 
Compliments of
 
Esther and Bill Schulder
Ruby
Mazal Tov to Guests of Honor Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Your work with ATID has helped to raise funds for the school through a most pleasurable event.
Thank you for your dedication, energy, and your leadership which helps all of our children
to get an education they can be proud of. May you go from strength to strength!
 
Mazal Tov to Netzach Yisrael Honorees, our brother and sister-in-law Carey and Francine Tajfel
So happy that you are being recognized by the school for your efforts in Holocaust Education
and bringing more awareness of the school to Middlesex County. We have watched your kids
grow up and now Eliana is graduating RKYHS. May you have much yiddishe nachas!
 
Mazal Tov to Distinguished Leadership Award Honoree Debbie Finkelstein
We have seen you grow in your educational career to become principal.
Eighteen years signifies chai-life-and JKHA has been a priority in your life for many years.
May you continue to grow as an administrator and cultivate your talents for many years!
 
To Young Leadership Honorees Sarah and Michael Diamond
It's great to celebrate a young couple who gets involved right from the start.
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for the school. Discover West Orange has brought many families into the community and the school and has helped to reinvigorate our West Orange community. May you continue to serve the school community for many years to come!
 
Mali and Steve Schwartz and Family


 
Ruby
Many thanks to
 
Rabbi Rubin
for his dedication to the school and Jewish education.
 
Mazel Tov to the 
Honorees
Your commitment and hard work is greatly appreciated.
 
 
With deep gratitude from,
The Turetsky and Gitlin Families
Pearl
 
Mazel Tov to our amazing sister and aunt,
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
on this well deserved honor and recognition!
We are so proud of all your professional accomplishments and
we are grateful for your steadfast love and support of your family. 
Wishing you continued success, blessings and nachat from your family!
(And a special shout out to Rich for being an amazing brother and uncle!)
 
All our love, 
Joyce and Stanley Raskas
Karen and Michael Raskas
Aliza and Yankie Major
Tamar and Tani Benovitz
Robyn and Ari Raskas
Rachel and Jonah Raskas
Platinum
Chai
 
 
Mazal Tov to our dear friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
for this well deserved honor. 
 
 
With love, 
Michelle and Bruce Berger and Family
Chai
Mazel Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Your dedication to our school knows no bounds and is truly appreciated.
 
Mazel Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
Thank you for your dedication to both Jewish and secular education.
We wish you all of the best in your new position.
 
Mazel Tov to
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Thank you for all that you do for our school.
 
A very special Mazel Tov to
Fran and Carey Tajfel
Your kindness, commitment and selfless devotion to both our school
and East Brunswick community is an inspiration to us all. We are honored
to call you our close friends and we look forward to sharing many more good laughs,
happy times, and smachot together.
 
Iva and Steven Dyckman
Jake (2016), Jordan (2019) and Brandon (2022)
Chai
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond 
 
Thank you for all that you do for
JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
 
Nina and Joshua Horowitz
Chai
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire
our school and the Jewish community.
 
 
Anna and Steven Kirshblum
Chai
Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
We cannot thank you enough for all you do for the JKHA/RKYHS children,
the Etz Chaim community and the Jewish people. We are extremely
honored to be able to call you our friends, as we are in constant awe
of your tireless efforts and cutting edge vision on behalf of Klal Yisrael
and Medinat Yisrael. May you and your entire family
see continued Bracha V'Hatzlacha in all of your holy endeavors.
 
Mazal Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
 
We thank you for your many years of dedication
and devotion to all of our children.
 
Dr. Sarah and Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff
Chai
 
A deep thank you to the 
 
Entire Staff

for educating eight of my grandchildren at
 
Kushner 
 
 
 
Susan Lando
Chai
 
We wish a heartfelt Mazel Tov to
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
on this richly deserved award. 

Thank you for all you have done
for our children, school, and community!
 
 
Rabbi Elie and Rebecca Mischel
Chai
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Debbie Finkelstein
Sarah and Michael Diamond
 
Your efforts on behalf of our school and our community
are greatly appreciated. We are so fortunate to have
people like you as leaders and builders in our community. 
 
May Hashem grant all of you the strength to continue
your commitment to Kushner Yeshiva. 
 
Darbie and Robert Rabinowitz
Danielle, Alec, Drew and Zeke
Chai
 
 
In honor of
 
Francine and Carey
 
Our good friends who have done so much
for the Jewish community.
 
We are so proud! 
 
Rona and Jeffries Shein
Chai
Mazal tov to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school
and the Jewish community.
 
Dr. Josh and Miryam Smilow
 
Chai
 
 
Mazel Tov to all the
 
Honorees
 
 
Marilyn Smilowitz
Chai
 
Mazal Tov to this year's amazing lineup of
 
Honorees
 
As a former JKHA/RKYHS parent,
and a member of the administration, 
I want to thank you for all you do
to support our excellent institution.
 
 
Davida and Gary Stadtmauer 
Chai
 
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that
you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Suzanne and Miles Berger
Chai
Mazal Tov
 
Francine and Carey
 
on receiving the Netzach Yisrael honor.
 
Congratulations to all the
Honorees
Thank you all for everything you do
on behalf of our school and community.
 
Elyse and Avi Tuchman and Family
Chai
 
 
Mazal Tov to 
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC
Gold
 
 
 
Congratulations to all of the
 
Honorees


 

Fortune Plastic & Metal Inc.
 
Gold
Mazal Tov to our dear friends
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
On this well deserved honor and for your continued
commitment to supporting Jewish education and institutions.

Donna and David Berk                   Hadar and Harris Brum
Debbie and Jeffrey Chustckie        Bobbie and Frank Cumsky
Susan and Shimmy Engelhardt        Michele and David Falk
Susan and Jerry Gerstman               Barbara and Marvin Goldman
Shelley and Milton Goldman             Ariela and Scott Grayman 
Julie and Steve Katz                         Sandy and Steve Lang
Suri and Steve Moskowitz                Elana Sasto and Howie Noveck
Myra and Elliot Pludwinski            Miriam and Howard Rosenblum
Judy and Steven Shoen                    Estelle and Scott Siegel
Doreen and Maurice Traiman
 
Gold
 
Mazel Tov
 
to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for your commitment
to our community.
 
 
Hannah and Bruce Goldman 
Gold
In honor of 

Debbie Finkelstein 
 
Distinguished Leadership Award 

A leader whose talent and dedication have propelled
our school to new heights of academic achievement.
Your educational leadership truly epitomizes
what it means to "inspire excellence."
 
 
Linda and David Lewinter
Gold
In Honor of
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
We appreciate your incredible passion, energy, and dedication to our children and to the furthering of their Jewish education. You are an inspiration to us all. May Hashem grant you the ability to continue strengthening our community, in good health, for a long time to come. 
 
In Honor of
Debbie Finkelstein
Thank you for your extraordinary leadership and commitment to our children.
Your efforts to enhance Jewish education and our Yeshiva are unparalleled, and
you are incredibly deserving of the honor that has been bestowed upon you.
 
In Honor of
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Sarah and Michael Diamond
For your ongoing and unyielding support of our Yeshiva and Jewish education.
 
With deep respect and admiration,
 
Jennifer and Keith Mendelson
Jacob, Rachel, Maya and Isaac
Gold
 
 
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire
our school and the Jewish community.
 
 
Nili and Andrew Yolin
Silver
Silver
Mazal Tov to our friends
 
Sarah and Mike Diamond
 
on this well deserved honor. 
Thank you to all the
 
Honorees
 
for all you do to invest in our school and inspire our children.
 
Erica and Eliot Bank and Family
Silver
Silver
 
Congratulations to all of tonight's deserving
 
Honorees
 
and a special Mazel Tov to our friends
 
Francine and Carey
 
whose chesed is beyond compare.
 
 
Ruth and Alan Bash
Silver
 
 
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire
our school and the Jewish community.
 
 
Bella and Daniel Baum
Silver
 
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Your service to the entire community has been amazing. 
 
 
Board and Staff of
Jewish Family Service of Central N.J.
Silver
Mazel Tov
 
Francine and Carey
 
on this most deserving honor. 

You give of your time, energy, and wisdom to enrich
the lives of so many. You make the world a better place
by setting an example for all to follow.
 
With admiration and love,
Laibel and Chani Schapiro
Chabad of the Shore

 
Silver
 
 
 
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
 
Gayle and Alan Czeizler
Silver
Congratulations to all the 
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire our school
and the Jewish community.
 
 
Yael and Ephi Eisenberg
Silver
 
 
In honor of our dear friends 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
May you go from strength to strength!
 
 
Much love,
Sarah, Steven, Lauren, and Craig Epstein
Silver
 
Mazal and Bracha to
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
We are proud to call you family. 
 
Chaye and Jackie Feigenbaum
and Family
Silver
 
Mazel Tov to
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
for achieving great success
with humility, grace, and warmth. 
 
 
Jane and Josh Grauer
Sam, Annie and Emmy Grauer, Mati,
Elana, Ruby and Nathan Grauer
Silver
Congratulations to the
 
Honorees
 
Silver
Mazal Tov to the
 
Diamonds
 
Thanks for being such great role models,
leaders, and friends to everyone
in the West Orange area
and for all that you do 
to better our community!
 
 
Shari and Ari Katz
Silver
Mazal Tov to all the well deserving 
 
Honorees
 
And special thanks to our friends,
Netzach Yisrael Honorees
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
For their steadfast commitment to Jewish education
and tireless efforts on behalf of the Jewish Community. 
Your hard work is recognized and greatly appreciated!
 
Betty and Irwin Keller and Family
Silver
 
 
Best wishes to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
 
Randi and Eli Kramer
Silver
Mazal Tov to 
 
Francine and Carey 
 
and all of the 
 
Honorees
 
Your hard work and dedication
should be an inspiration to others.
 
Freddie, Jen, 
Brooke, Emily, Scott and Jack Levine
Silver
In honor of our outstanding Honorees
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
Francine and Carey Tajfel 

Sarah and Michael Diamond 


Each of you has made unique contributions to our school
that have been impactful and inspiring. Thank you for all
you have contributed to make JKHA/RKYHS
such an outstanding place to educate
the next generation of Jewish leaders. 
 
Linda and David Lewinter
Silver
 
Mazel Tov to all of the
 
Honorees
 
 
 
The Levine Family
Silver
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire 
our school and the Jewish community.
 
 Eta and Mark Levenson
and Family
Silver
 
Congratulations to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
on this well deserved honor. Your support for the 
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
is important to help inspire future generations. 
 
 
Love, 
Lyn and Hank Meyers
Silver
 
 
In honor of our dear friends
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
 
Robin and Sam Milrom
Silver
Mazel Tov and best wishes to our dear friends
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
on this most deserving honor.
 
Congratulations to 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Debbie Finkelstein
Sarah and Michael Diamond
The selfless work you do on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS
is an inspiration to us and our family. 
 
Lori and Jeff Moskowitz
Miki, Ari, Raya, Lenny and Yonah Moskowitz
Marissa, Doron and Sienna Moskowitz
Adina, Scott and Riley Katz
Shira, David and Charles Ashear
Eliana and Koby Guralnik
 
Silver
 
In honor of
 
Carey and Francine Tajfel
 
 
Noah Gordon
Platinum Developers
Silver
Silver
With thanks to our 
Honorees
 
With thanks to our
Lay Leaders
 
With thanks to our
Faculty
 
With thanks to our
Head of School and Administration
 
Janet and Sheldon Rosenberg and Family
 
Silver
Mazel Tov to our aunt
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
on this well deserved honor.
 
May you continue to be a leader and role model to all.
We wish you Hatzlacha in your new role as you continue
to build excellence within the broader community.
 
Rebecca and Chaim Schreck 
Leba and Seth Grauer
Dena and Zachary Grauer 
Rachel and Ezra Obstfeld
Silver
Silver
Silver
 
 
Mazal Tov to all the 
 
Honorees
 
 
The Friendship Circle
Silver
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
for this well deserved honor
 and all of their many efforts
in support of Jewish education, 
and in recognition of LGBT Pride Month.
 
 
The Shemesh Family
Silver
 
Thomas & Krail Lawyers,
Aviva Healthcare Solutions
and Drs. Aviva and Tom Bojko
 
Congratulate
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
on all their work on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Silver
Mazal Tov to 
 
Debbie Finkelstein
Who has been a wonderful and caring principal to JKHA.
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
A warm, friendly, funny, and game couple of crazy kids
who have immeasurably enhanced and grown
the JKHA and West Orange communities
and been great friends. Well deserved!
 
Karen and Leron Thumim
Silver
Silver
Mazal Tov to
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
for your years of dedicated service.
 
Best wishes to all of the
Honorees
as well as the administration, faculty and staff.
 
 
Tova and Howard Weiser
Bronze
We salute JKHA/RKYHS for the marvelous education
that you have given and continue to give to our wonderful grandchildren: 
Joshua (JKHA '11/RKYHS '15) Eliana (JKHA '13/RKYHS '17)
Alexandra (JKHA '17/RKYHS '21) Emma (JKHA '20/RKYHS '24)
 
Susan and Arthur Degen
 

With gratitude to
Debbie Finkelstein
Thank you for your tireless work
on behalf of JKHA Middle School students
and Mazal Tov on your next important role!
Ellen Arian and Rebecca
 
Bronze
In honor of a dear friend, colleague, and mentor
Debbie
You lead by example, with your heart and wisdom. Mazal Tov!
 
Adam Hertzberg
 

Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
on this well deserved honor.
Thank you for all you do for JKHA/RKYHS
and the Jewish community.
 
Wendy Rosenblatt and Gary Koesten
 
Bronze
Levitt-Fuirst Insurance
Business & Personal Insurance/Bonding
Jason C. Schiciano, President
 

To our true friend 
Debbie
You've always been there for us! 
Mabrook,
Ronnie and Andrea Sultan
 
Bronze
Debbie Finkelstein
May your new journey offer smooth sailing and
bright sights. Your leadership has steered us
to exciting educational endeavors. 
Thank you! Mazal Tov!

Linda and Viking Wood Floors Inc.
 

Friend
Congratulations to
Carey
From,
Air Dynamic Systems
 

Many thanks to each of you
for your generosity, service, and leadership.
Mazal Tov on this well deserved honor.
Robin and Dan Amster
 

In honor of
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
For their tireless work on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS and many Jewish causes.
Bonnie and David Anfang and Family
 

In honor of our friends Fran and Carey Tajfel
For your chesed and dedication to
JKHA/RKYHS and the Jewish community.
Toby and Gary Balsam
 
Friend
Sarah and Mike-Kol Hakavod
So much to write but only have 115 characters so Mazal Tov
Binstocks and City Rosenfelds
 

Bat Sheva and Murray
The best parents and role models in our community.
Yasher Koach,
Shoshana and Mark Blum
 

Mazal Tov 
Sarah and Michael Diamond and Debbie Finkelstein
Fondly,  
Gail and Bruce Bukiet
Roberta and Barry Schwartz
 

Mazel Tov
Fisch Family
 
Friend
In honor of our granddaughter Tommi Ratzker
On her achieving 1st place in the NJ Science and Engineering Competition. 
Sheila and Dr. Mendy Ganchrow
 

Mazal Tov to Francine and Carey Tajfel.
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Bella and Bruce Germinsky
 

Mazel Tov to
Francine and Carey
May you continue to be leaders in the Jewish Community.
Efrem and Gila Gerszberg
 

In honor of Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Fondly,
 Suzanne and Lenny Goldschein
 
Friend
Congratulations to all the Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Aly and Michael Greenstein
 

Yasher Koach to
Debbie
For all her years of dedicated service and devotion to the children and parents of JKHA
Beth and Josh Kalter and Family
 

Mazal Tov to Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Dr. Rama and Mr. Mark Koslowe
 

Mazel Tov to Debbie Finkelstein
A distinguished mechanechet from a distinguished rabbinic family.
Ruthie and Ethan Kra
 
Friend
Congratulations to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Matt and Limor
 

Mazal Tov to our colleague Debbie
We cherish the memories of our roles
in building the JKHA middle school with you.
Rabbis Price and Mahler
 

Mazal Tov to 
Fran and Carey and all the Honorees
 May you continue to support the Jewish Community and help it flourish.
Fern and Michael Malka
 

Congratulations to all the
Honorees
 May you each continue to inspire our school
and the Jewish community.
Julie-Ann and Mark Miller
 
Friend
Ronald L. Rosetto • Rosetto Realty Group, LLC
Providing full-service commercial & retail real estate services since 1985. 
255 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
RosettoRealty.com • 732.244.6700
 

Mazal Tov to 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern.
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Caren and Larry Rothenberg
 

Thank you to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
for your commitment to Jewish education.
Rosalie and Charles Rothenberg
 

Mazal Tov to 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Jeffrey Shapiro
 
Friend
Mazal Tov to all the Honorees
Meital and Shimon Nissel
Shimtal Caterers
 

Mazal Tov to
 Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Shana and Avi Shua
 

Mazal Tov to  Danielle Shapiro 
and the RKYHS Class of 2019!
Proud grandparents, Bobbi and Alex Sobel
 

Mazel Tov on this well deserved honor.
 
Randee and Brian Stolar