Benefactor
"The world our children will inherit tomorrow is born
in the schools we build today." --Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
 
We honor and thank
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
For your open-handed, kind-hearted, unstinting devotion to JKHA/RKYHS 
 
Debbie Finkelstein
For leading by example 
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Sarah and Michael Diamond 
May you all continue to inspire and build our school 
and the Jewish community
 
Sherry and Henry Stein
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
Guardian
Congratulations to the 
 
Diamond, Finkelstein, and Tajfel Families
 
The
Halpern Family
joins you in support of our wonderful children
attending our beloved Yeshiva.
 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern and Family
Guardian
Mazal Tov to all the Honorees 
To our dear friends Bat Sheva and Murray
The love and energy, dedication and generosity, inspiration and vision you give so full-heartedly to our school has tremendous impac
t
on each student at JKHA and RKYHS. It has been a wonderful honor for us to work together on behalf of the school
and experience your kindness and thoughtfulness. May you continue your good work in Jewish education
and in the Jewish community here and in Israel for many years!

Yasher Koach and Mazal Tov to Gladys Halpern and Yona Rozen
Who taught their children well through their good deeds and Torah values! 
We thank you for nurturing such a beautiful family!

To our dear friend Debbie
We have had the privilege of knowing you first as a friend and parent to children of JKHA and the privilege continued as you developed
in your professional educational capacity! Your commitment to academic excellence, creating a warm and caring learning environment
for both the children and educators at JKHA is well recognized and greatly appreciated. We thank you for making
such an incredible difference in the halls, the classrooms and the minds and spirits for the entire JKHA family!

To the Tajfels and Diamonds
We thank you for your leadership, support, and commitment to JKHA and RKYHS.
Robin and Brad Klatt
Guardian
Mazal Tov to our dear friends
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 Thank you for the time and energy you have given to JKHA/RKYHS with all your heart.
You are true leaders and our school and community has been so fortunate
to benefit from your generosity, chesed, and kindness.
 
Mazal Tov to 
Debbie Finkelstein
You have been a guiding force in our school and have done so much for JKHA.
Thank you your visionary leadership.
 
Thank you to
Francine and Carey Tajfel  
We are grateful for your inspired leadership and support for our school.
You are an outstanding example for all of us.
 
Mazal Tov to 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
We admire the amazing work you do for our local community and for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Marci, Jeffrey, Michael, Jonathan, Olivia and Ethan Lefkovits
Diamond
In honor of our dear friends

Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern

And all of the other worthy
Honorees
 
For their tireless work on behalf of 
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
Sapphire
In honor of 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Guests of Honor
Thank you for your dedication to the continued success of JKHA/RKYHS.
Your devotion to our school knows no bounds. 
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Netzach Yisrael Honorees
Your dedication to Jewish education is an inspiration to all of us. 
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Young Leadership Award
Your enthusiasm and commitment to our community is exemplary. 
It is an honor to share this evening with all of you. Kol HaKavod!
 
Debbie and Rich Finkelstein
Sapphire
Grandma
We are so proud that you are being honored and recognized
for your achievements at JKHA. Your abilities as an outstanding educator
are the same amazing traits that make you a great mother and grandmother.
Your attention to detail and understanding of everyone's individual needs
are what keeps our family thriving. Your attentive and caring
listening skills, coupled with your great storytelling abilities,
are appreciated in school and within the family. It is clear
to all of us, based on the amount of JKHA discussions
we have at our Shabbos and Yom Tov table, how truly dedicated
you are. As you transition to your new role, we are all excited
for the additional family time you will have.
Love,
Jason, Pessie, Yehuda, Shoshana, Tani,
Uri Finkelstein, Daniel Finkelstein,
Alex, Miriam, Tzvi, and Shayna Finkelstein

 
Sapphire
Mazal Tov to our dear friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray 
And thank you for all you have done for our school.
 
Yasher Koach to all the
Honorees
For your efforts and commitment to the school.
We hope our school and community
go from strength to strength.
 
Avivah and Mickey Gottlieb
Alexander, Daniel, and Naomi
Sapphire
Love and best wishes to my dear children
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
On this auspicious occasion.
 
My best wishes for a lot of Nachas 
from your wonderful children. 
 
Congratulations to all the
Honorees
 
Gladys Halpern
Sapphire
 
In honor of our dear brother and sister
 
Murray and Bat Sheva
 
We are always proud of you!
 
Yasher Koach
 
 
With love,
Sharon and David Halpern
Sapphire
 
 
In honor of our dear friends,
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Keep up your great work. 
 
 
Lee and Murray Kushner
Sapphire
 
Mazel Tov to this year's
 
Honorees
 
Your dedication to the community
and school is truly remarkable
and greatly appreciated.
 
 
Marisa and Richard Stadtmauer
Sapphire
Mazel Tov to our Fellow Honorees
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
For serving as models of leadership, generosity and compassion to the JKHA/RKYHS student body
and the entire Jewish community, and for their personal warmth and infectious enthusiasm in
driving this Annual Dinner to its greatest potential for success.
 
Mrs. Finkelstein
Who deserves our most heartfelt personal thanks for welcoming Scott to JKHA so many years ago
with open arms and a close eye, and for laying the groundwork for his sisters to happily follow.
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond 
For giving of themselves so selflessly for the benefit of all our children.
 
With special recognition and deepest thanks to Rabbi Rubin, Mr. Plotsker, Mr. Berger, Rabbi Kirsch, Mrs. Stadtmauer, Mrs. Levine, and the entire administrative and teaching staff of JKHA/RKYHS for creating a home away from home for our children, a place of both comfort and challenge from which they may continue to draw inspiration throughout their lives. And with very great admiration for Rabbi Schlusselberg, whose selflessness
and devotion to his students, even long beyond graduation, defies description.
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Sapphire
Congratulations to all the 
Honorees
 
Waters McPherson McNeill, P.C.
Ken McPherson
 
Emerald
Ellie and Dr. Alex Doctoroff
Congratulate this year's awardees
for their inspiring and impactful contributions
to JKHA/RKYHS. 
Emerald
Mazal Tov to 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Moran and Jack Halpern
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
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
The two of you are a gift to everyone who enters your life
and to everyone whose life you enter. We are humbled by your friendship
and your every kindness. Your generosity and goodness do not just stop
at your doorstep. You do so many things for our community,
our nation, and Israel. May we all follow in your big footprints in life.  
 
Dearest friends, we want you to know there are friends in life,
family too, but you are friends that have become part of our family. 
We honor you, we love you, may Hashem
bless you and your family always! Mazal Tov! 
 
Love, 
Jaci and Henry Mandil and Family
Emerald
 
Sarah and Mike
 
Mazal Tov on your well deserved award!
You are both amazing role models
for the JKHA community as a whole,
and we are honored
to celebrate with you this evening. 
 
 
With admiration,
The Nativ Family
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 and Alan Schall
Emily, Sophie, Brandon, and Zoe
Emerald
Mazal Tov to 

Bat Sheva and Murray 

On this well deserved honor and in recognition
for their tireless work on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS
 
Thank you to all the
Honorees
for all they do for JKHA/RKYHS
 
Special thanks to Jeremy Halpern for helping to sustain our school
and for all he does to engage us all in this noble endeavor. 

 
Beth and Marty Statfeld
 
Emerald
"Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good." 
- Minor Myers

 
In honor of

Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
For their tremendous effort of leadership throughout the years
and for their great support of Jewish education and values.
 

With great admiration,
 
Debbie and Wayne Zuckerman
Andrew, David, Michael, and Jacob
Emerald
Mazal Tov to
 
Francine and Carey Taifel

Your commitment to the school
is truly appreciated.
 
 
Debbie and Wayne Zuckerman
Andrew, David, Michael,
and Jacob
 
Emerald
"Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice.
Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work." 
- William Arthur Ward
 

Mazal Tov to
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
We are direct beneficiaries of your professional expertise and know-how. 
Our children have received an outstanding education
because of your guidance and caring. We wish you much luck
in the next stage of your career, and we know that we will
continue to enjoy the fruits of your labor for many years to come.
 
 
Debbie and Wayne Zuckerman
Andrew, David, Michael, and Jacob
Emerald
Mazal Tov to

Sarah and Michael Diamond
 
Your dedication to JKHA/RKYHS
and to the community at large
is truly inspirational.
 
Thank you for all you do.
 
 
Debbie and Wayne Zuckerman
Andrew, David, Michael, and Jacob
Ruby
 
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
 
Roberta and Irwin Chafetz
Ruby
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
CPL Partnership, LLC
 
Ruby
Mazel Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
Francine and Carey Tajfel

On this well deserved honor.
We are humbled to be sharing this evening with you.
Thank you JKHA/RKYHS for bestowing the Young Leadership Award upon us.
 
We give thanks to the entire JKHA/RKYHS administration, staff and faculty for providing 
an exemplary education for our daughters Abigail, Lea and Sophie. 
We are truly blessed to be part of this amazing school and community.
 
A huge thank you to Lauren Shapiro and Sarah Levinson
and the entire Dinner Committee for creating such a beautiful evening.
 
We would not be who we are without the love and support of our parents and children, friends and family, our Rabbis and teachers. We are grateful to everyone who is here this evening.
 
Warmly,
Sarah and Mike Diamond
Ruby
Ruby
Congradualtions
Bat Sheva and Murray
For the amazing example you set for all of Klal Yisrael.
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
For your steadfast support for so many
important causes and strong leadership.
 
Debbie Finkelstein
For your inspired educational leadership,
dedication to faculty and to our students.
 
Sarah and Mike Diamond
For your commitment to our local community and to our school.  

Cheryl and Mark Friedman
Ruby
Mazel Tov to all the 
 
Honorees
 
In honor of my grandchildren who attended the school:
Matthew and Jordan Friedman
Samuel, Jennifer, Jonathan and David Klatt
my great-granddaughter 
Ma'ayan Kotel
 
With all my love to them and best wishes!
 
Mrs. Maralyn Friedman
Ruby
 
Mazel Tov to all of the 
 
Honorees 

We admire your selfless contributions
and thank you for strengthening
our school and community.
 
 
Pam and Matt Greenwood
 
Ruby
 
In honor of
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
We congratulate you on your dedication
and commitment to education.
 
 
 
The Hiller Family
Ruby
Ruby
Mazal Tov
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
Thank you for your creativity and dedication to bringing JKHA/RKYHS to the next level.
 
Mazal Tov
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for your tireless efforts on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Mazal Tov
Debbie Finkelstein
Thank you for leading so many children
to a successful future complete with a strong Jewish identity.
 
Mazal Tov
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Thank you for sharing your talents - your commitment to our school is inspirational.
To all the Honorees, enjoy tonight's well-deserved celebration and honor.
 
Susan and Jason Klein
Abigail, Naomi, Jonah, and Nathan
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
Mazal Tov to all the
Honorees
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern as Guests of Honor: You have done so much for our school.
You put such passion into everything you do, and always act from the heart. Your love for the
State of Israel, the Jewish People, and our next generation shines forth continually.
We are lucky to have you in our community, and so appreciative of your generosity of spirit.
Francine and Carey Tajfel as Netzach Yisrael Honorees: We are so fortunate that you chose
to bring your children to us, and are thankful of your love of our school. You have such a strong sense of Hakarat Hatov, that we would all do well to emulate. Thank you for your many years of support and devotion to Kushner, and we look forward to your continued involvement long beyond your children graduating out of the building. 
Debbie Finkelstein as the Distinguished Leadership Awardee: We owe such a debt of gratitude
for all that you have done to support our children and enhance the level of professionalism throughout our school.
Your role as a mentor to others in the building has achieved an exponential impact, and it is hard to imagine
Kushner operating without your guiding hand. Thank you so much on behalf of our own children, and from all
the parents and teachers that have benefited from your tireless commitment to educational excellence.
Sarah and Michael Diamond as Young Leadership Awardees: You are both such wonderful role models of
active engagement in our school and other institutions in our Jewish community. You bring a wonderful
sense of humor and a lively spirit, and it is a pleasure to have your participation. We are so grateful for your selfless
and thoughtful dedication, and look forward to your ongoing commitment and involvement far into the future.
 
 
Debra and Dov Lando
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
 
 
Congratulations
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
 
Sincerely,
  Sheree and Nathan Mandelbaum
Ruby
Barry Mandelbaum
and
Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.
 
are proud supporters of the
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
and join in congratulating all of this year's
 
Honorees
 
 
Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.
Ruby
Mazel Tov to Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern. We feel very fortunate to have
such a wonderful relationship and friendship with you for so many years. It is very rare to find
such an extremely dedicated, devoted and hardworking couple such as you who strive to make
JKHA/RKYHS the very best it could be. Thank you so much for all you do for our school.

Mazel Tov to Francine and Carey Tajfel. Thank you for devoting so much
of your time to our school and community. Your tireless efforts are much appreciated
and your dedication to the betterment of our community should be emulated.
 
A special Mazel Tov to Debbie Finkelstein. Thank you so much for all your hard work, dedication,
and devotion to the school and all of its students. They are so lucky to have someone like you who spends so much time
and effort in order to better their experiences in all facets of school. We are lucky to call you our friend
and have learned so much from you over the years. You have been such a tremendous asset
and will be extremely missed.

Mazel Tov to Sarah and Michael Diamond. Thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts.
The school and the community at large are lucky to have a special couple like you
who gives so much of themselves for the benefit of everyone involved so wholeheartedly.
With our warmest and heartfelt wishes,
Dara and David Orbach
Nathan, Benjamin, Max, James, and Annie
Ruby
"And the study of Torah equals all the remaining commandments."
-Talmud, Shabbos 127 A
 
In honor of
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Your unyielding dedication to Jewish education enriches the lives
of the children of the Kushner Academy to become closer to Torah
and Mitzvot.  May Hashem grant you the strength
to continue all your wonderful acts of Chesed! Mazel Tov!
 
 
Lucy Pantirer
Nancy and Larry Pantirer
Betty and Howard Schwartz
Elisa and Alan Pines
Ruby
Mazal Tov
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
on this well deserved honor.
You are an inspiration to us all.
 
Love,
​Jaci, Gonen,
Arie, Ellie and Vivian Paradis
 
Ruby
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
Mazel Tov to our dear friends Francine and Carey - the Netzachs!! We are continually inspired by your fierce dedication to helping others and the humble generosity that encompasses all that you do. You both embody the incredible balance of strength and wisdom, compassion and care, honesty and integrity, dedication and discipline, hard work and zest for life, that makes you the incredible and giving people that you are. We feel blessed to be counted among your close friends and are privileged to share in honoring your many, many efforts on behalf of the school, the community and K'lal Yisroel. May you continue to be a source of pride and nachas to your wonderful parents and children and may Hashem bless you in all of your efforts in good health and with much happiness.
And with the Reich's right by your side in friendship and fun.
 
Yasher Koach to Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
on your devotion and dedication to the school.
 
With thanks to Debbie Finkelstein for your leadership and hard work.
 
In appreciation of Sarah and Michael Diamond as you accept the Young Leadership Award.

Congratulating the amazing JKHA/RKYHS on another accomplished year in turning out students
who are successful in not only educational pursuits but in being productive and proud Jews!
Jodi and Steven Reich
Jessica and Ali
Danielle and Zachary Felder
Ruby
Mazal Tov to all the
 
Honorees

Your faithful support to Jewish Education is exemplary.
 
Thank you to all the staff and teachers
at JKHA/RKYHS for providing an outstanding
environment for our children to flourish in.

 
Nicole, Sam, Chloe and Caden Reinman
Ruby
 
 
Mazal Tov to all the
 
Honorees
 
Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Barbara and Richard Rosenfield
Ruby
Mazal Tov to all the Honorees on their service, dedication and commitment to the school.
 
Hakarat Hatov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
for their amazing leadership.
 
Mazal Tov to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
for all they contribute to the well being of the school.
 
Yashar Koach to
Debbie Finkelstein
for a job well done!! 
 
Congratulations to
Sarah and Michael Diamond
on receiving the Young Leadership Award. You are our bright future!
 
Best Wishes and Thank You to all the Honorees.
Randee and Ken Rubenstein and Family
 
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
Mazel Tov to all the 
 
Honorees
 
Marc (JKHA 1980) and Lauren Shapiro
Aliza and Ben, Yael (RKYHS 2012) and Eitan,
Danielle (2019), Josh (2020) and Jacob (2022)
 
Daryl and Edward Shapiro
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
Ruby
Ruby
 
Congratulations to all of the
Honorees


TCI of Alabama

 
Ruby
Ruby
Mazal Tov to our dear
 
Aunt Bat Sheva and Uncle Murray
 
Your commitment to community leadership
and tzedaka is inspiring. You are both examples
on how to live a life of Chesed and Ahavat Israel
in the most joyful manner.
May you go from strength to strength.
 
 
With Love,
Maeira and Michel and the kids
Ruby
We are delighted to celebrate with JKHA/RKYHS
for its many achievements and to recognize
all of tonight's
Honorees 
 
Especially our friends
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
for your steadfast support of Jewish education.
 
Best wishes for continued success,
 
The Wilf Family
Pearl
Mazal Tov to our friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
and to our children's teacher
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
Thank you on behalf of our entire family!
 
 
Yafitte and David Bendory
Pearl
Dear
 
Bat Sheva and Murray 
 
We are so very proud of you.
 
Mazel Tov!
 
 
With much love,
Cheryl and Fred Halpern
Pearl
 
Mazal Tov to all the
 
Honorees
 
on their well deserved honor.
 
 
Alexandra Rimer and David Katz
Pearl
 
In Honor of
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Your commitment to the Jewish community
and support of Jewish education is inspirational.
JKHA/RKYHS is lucky to have you!
 
 
Chick and Shelley Paradis
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
Pearl
Pearl
 
Congratulations to all of the
Honorees
 
 
TCI of NY
 

 
 
 
Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston wishes
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
a hearty Mazal Tov on this most deserving honor. 
Etz Chaim would not be the outstanding Shul it is if not for the friendship
and dedication of Bat Sheva and Murray. We know that JKHA/RKYHS
would not be the outstanding educational institution it is if not for the vision
and devotion of Bat Sheva and Murray. This is why Etz Chaim and JKHA/RKYHS have such a meaningful and long-lasting partnership. We wish Bat Sheva, Murray,
Audrey, Nathaniel, Gabriel, and the entire Halpern family continued health,
nachas and strength to continue their incredible work on behalf of our Shul,
Yeshiva, and entire Jewish Community. 

E. Samuel Klibanoff - Rabbi • Dr. Michael Rieber - Co-President  
Jeffrey Susskind - Co-President 

Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff • Congregation Etz Chaim
1 Lafayette Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973-597-1655
Platinum
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
Thank you for all that you do
for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Construction Technology Corporation
 
Platinum
Platinum
 
Congratulations to all the 
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire our school
and the Jewish community.
 
 
Yael and Ephi Eisenberg
Platinum
Platinum
Mazel Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
on this well deserved honor.
 
The work that you do on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS
and the Jewish community is an inspiration to us all.
May you go from strength to strength.
 
 
Yonina and Eric Gomberg and Family
Platinum
Mazal Tov to all of tonight's
Honorees
We are inspired by your leadership and thank you
for all that you do to support and sustain our school.
 
To our dear friends
 
Sarah and Mike Diamond

We wish you a special Mazal Tov on this well-deserved honor.
Few have had as great an impact on our JKHA experience as you have,
and we cannot imagine this journey without your friendship.
 
We express our heartfelt gratitude to 
 
Debbie Finkelstein 

For your ongoing dedication to our children.
We are particularly excited for the next phase of your JKHA/RKYHS career!
 
Shira and Barry Hammerman
Ariel, Eitan, Aliya, and Dalia 
Platinum
Platinum
 
Congratulations to all of the 
Honorees
 

 Libra Trading
 
Platinum
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire
our school and the Jewish community.
 
Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman & Siegel, P.A.
www.olss.com             973-622-6200
Platinum
!וכל מי שעוסקים בצרכי ציבור באמונה,הקב"ה ישלם שכרם
 
Best Wishes to
Batsheva and Murray Halpern
 
 
Martin Knecht
Executive Vice-President
 
Professional Abstract & Title Services Inc
520 Westfield Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Platinum
Congratulations to
 
JKHA/RKYHS
 
and all of the
 
Honorees
 
 
 
Rohan Group
Platinum
 
 
In honor of our wonderful cousins
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
 
 
Bella and George Savran
Platinum
Congratulations and Mazal Tov
to all the
 
Honorees
 
Best wishes,
Robyn and Bruce Shoulson
Platinum
Platinum
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire
our school and the Jewish community.
 
 
Leah and Joel Spielman
Platinum
Platinum
Mazel Tov 
Bat Sheva and Murray 
On this well deserved honor. You both care so much about the school and
you do an amazing job every year helping to preserve its future. May you continue
to do so for many years to come, with good health and nachat for and from all.
 
Yasher koach to
Francine and Carey Tajfel 
and to
Sarah and Michael Diamond
For all your amazing efforts. The school is only as good as its parent body.
 
What can we say to
'Mrs. Finkelstein' 
Except a huge thank you for all you have done for our boys and for all
the Kushner kids who have come into your orbit. You did everything with
patience and grace and you will be leaving a large footprint within the school.
Good luck with the next chapter!
 
Sharon and Ed Zughaft
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
Bat Sheva and Murray 
Your generosity and commitment to the school are inspiring!! You strive for
excellence in all you do and the results are always outstanding!! May you continue
to provide the school with your energy and success!! Mazal Tov!
 
Francine and Carey
You lead by example - always available to help and support the school in so many ways! 
May you continue to share the school's achievements
and be wonderful ambassadors and leaders of the school! Mazal Tov!
 
Sarah and Michael
You exemplify young leadership - recognizing that devoting time and energy
to building a strong community and school are core values of sustaining Jewish identity!
May you continue to lead our community and school to great heights! Mazal Tov!
 
Debbie
You are amazing! Your calm, quiet style is so effective and your accomplishments are tremendous!
You are a dear friend and cherished colleague, and we are very grateful to have benefited from your vision
and guidance! May you continue to cultivate and illuminate the lives of your students and professionals
who work with you and may you have much success in your future endeavors! Mazal Tov!
Sandra and Howard Blank and Family
Chai
Chai
Chai
Mazal Tov
 
Debbie Finkelstein
 
On all of your amazing accomplishments.
We are so relieved to know that one of us
has truly ended up b'seder.
 
Sara and Rich Schlussel
Sharon and Bruce Povman
Esther and Boruch Weinstein
Rita and Michael Kaufman
Judy and Doni Israeli
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
Congratulations to the 
 
Honorees

and to 

JKHA/RKYHS
 

Freedman + Taitelman, LLP 
Michael Taitelman and Jesse Kaplan
Chai
 
Congratulations to all of tonight's
Honorees
 
 
G&G Partners
Chai
Mazal Tov
 
Debbie
 
A well deserved honor for a person who has given
so much time and effort to educating our children.
May you continue in your utmost support of our school.
We are so blessed to have you and Richie as good friends.
 
Love,
Gail and Mark Hausdorff
Chai
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond 
 
Thank you for all that you do for
JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Nina and Joshua Horowitz
Chai
 
Mazel Tov to all of tonight's 
 
Honorees
 
Thank you for all that you do for
JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
J Pearson International
Chai
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Beth and Marty Aron
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
 
Mazal Tov to all the 
Honorees
 
 
Zoltan and Judy Lefkovits
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
 
In honor of a very special couple
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Your commitment and generosity to JKHA/RKYHS
and love of our Jewish heritage are a true inspiration
to us all. May you continue to go from strength to strength.
 
 
Love,
Gail Propp and Family
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
Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray
Your dedication to the school is unparalleled. Your leadership, chesed and generosity are inspirational to us all. Your enthusiasm for making everything you touch a success is beyond boundless. In addition, I love working with you on school projects, since every project becomes a labor of love.
Mazal Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
Hard to put into words what a major difference you have made to the school and the community. You have personally helped the school to grow in leaps and bounds. Because of you, we have a school that is known worldwide. Also, due to your strong leadership and direction, our local Jewish communities have grown significantly, since people are clamoring to move to the Greater Metrowest area. On top of all that, I am proud to call you a "dear friend."
Mazal Tov to
Sarah and Michael
What an amazing young couple! Fabulous leadership, great senses of humor, and strong engagement throughout the entire community from school to shul! In addition, I have the absolute pleasure to work with Sarah at the JCC Metrowest, where she is a superstar raising the bar of Jewish programming in all dimensions! We know our future is strong for our entire Jewish community with such strong, inspirational leaders like Sarah and Michael!
Mazal Tov to
Francine and Carey
Thank you for doing all you do for the School. May everyone continue to grow from strength to strength!
Larry Rein
Chai
Mazel Tov and Best Wishes to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
as well as all the
Honorees
May you continue to be an inspiration to the entire community
 
From all of us at
 
RTI-IMI
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
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
Mazel Tov to all of tonight's Honorees
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
Your generosity and commitment to Jewish education and JKHA/RKYHS are truly inspiring. Thank you for all that you do for our school and our community. 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 Thank you for your dedication to our school. 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
 Thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of our school community.
You are a wonderful example of young leadership!
Debbie Finkelstein
Thank you for your complete dedication and devotion to JKHA and to each and every student
and faculty member who comes through it's doors. We feel blessed to know you and to learn from you. We look forward to your continued success in your new role at JKHA/RKYHS!
 
Thank you to Rabbi Rubin and to each member of our esteemed faculty, staff,
lay leadership, and volunteers for all you do every day
to make our children's experience at JKHA/RKYHS the best it can be. 
 
Sandy and Avi Steiner
Lilly, Sam, Sophia
Chai
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that
you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
 
Suzanne and Miles Berger
Chai
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
Chai
 
Thank you

Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern

For your incredible commitment
to JKHA/RKYHS and our community.
 

Millie Zuckerman
Gold
Mazel Tov to all the
 
Honorees
 
Thank you for your dedication
to the school and the community.
 
Sara and Roger Braverman
Gold
Gold
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
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
Mazal Tov to 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
To our dear friend
Debbie
We know how hard you worked and how dedicated you are to our children,
we are so proud of this well deserved honor!! 
Susie and Shuli Moskowitz
Gold
Congratulations to 
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
on being Honorees for
Netzach Yisrael 
Gold
Gold
To our friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
You are an awesome example of kindness and compassion for causes
dear to your heart. We are so thankful
for all you have done for JKHA/RKYHS
 
Debbie
You have been part of every student's life over so many years of dedication.
 
Thanks to all the
Honorees
May you continue from strength to strength! 
 
 
Fran and Arie Schwartz
Gold
 
With love and pride
in honor of our wonderful children
 
Francine and Carey
 
And in grateful recognition of all that
JKHA/RKYHS has done
for our grandchildren.
 
Julie and Henry Tajfel
Gold
In honor of
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
We express our admiration for your commitment and dedication
to ensuring the successful education of the next generation
and specifically to the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School.
 
Congratulations on this well deserved honor.
May you continue to be a source of strength to all.
 
Gold
 
Congratulations to
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
on being honored by JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Vintage Title Services, LLC
Gold
 
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue
to inspire our school
and the Jewish community.
 
 
Nili and Andrew Yolin
Silver
Mazal Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
 For being honored by JKHA/RKYHS
Debbie, through her professional leadership and drive for success,  
raised the bar for Jewish learning in our Metrowest community.
 
Debbie changed the landscape of the school and West Orange,
since she created a warm, caring, educationally-robust school
 where parents want to send their children.
 
Debbie created a school that is well known throughout the world.
Congregation AABJ&D flourished more by having so many new families move into
West Orange, because of the reputation that Debbie built for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Congregation AABJ&D takes great pride in JKHA/RKYHS.
 
From,
Congregation AABJ&D
Rabbi Alvin and Marylin Marcus
Rabbi Eliezer and Sharon Zwickler
Rabbi Yosef and Batya Sharbat

 
Silver
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Abatare Builders, Inc.
Silver
 
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Lilach and Avi Abergel
Silver
Silver
Congratulations to all of tonight's honorees. A special thank you to
Debbie Finkelstein
for being such an integral part of Olivia's success in Middle school. Mazal Tov! 
 
Michelle and Jacob Ansel
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
 
Congratulations to 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern

Debbie Finkelstein
 
And all of the 2019
 
Honorees
Thank you for your leadership and achievements. 
 
 
Harriet and George Blank
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
Mazal Tov to all of tonight's Honorees
 
...And with gratitude to and recognition of the unsung heroes
of the Business and Development Offices:
 
Doni Israeli, Aly Greenstein,
Sarah Levinson, and Lauren Shapiro
 
Thanks for making sure there's always fuel
to keep the lamp of Torah study glowing bright.
 
 
Anna and Seth Chosak
Silver
 
Congratulations to all the
Honorees
 
 
Gayle and Alan Czeizler
Silver
 
Mazal Tov to 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that you do
for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Philip Danishefsky
Silver
Congratulations to 
 
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
 
and the 
 
Honorees
of the 71st Annual Dinner
 
 
DeVito & Co., LLC
Silver
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 our cousins 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
You are wonderful role models!
 
 
All our love,
Randi, Robert,
Joshua and Simon Gelbard
Silver
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Andrea and Jack Gindi-Kolker
Silver
Mazal Tov
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Your dedication and efforts on behalf of JKHA/RKYHS
inspire the entire school community. 
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to our school community. 
 
Debbie Finkelstein
You have put your heart and soul into JKHA for many years,
innovating, improving, and refining, which has resulted in a stellar education
for our children. The appreciation of the parent body is only surpassed
by the dedication and admiration of your faculty. 
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Thank you for sharing your energy, passion, and efforts with
our school community to support educational excellence at JKHA/RKYHS.
You serve as role models for the next generation of parents in our school. 
 
Rachel and Cheskie Ginsberg
Silver
Silver
Mazel Tov
to our children
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
On this very beautiful honor.
We are so proud of your efforts on behalf
of the JKHA/RKYHS community.
May JKHA/RKYHS continue to thrive for the benefit of
all students following in our grandchildren's footsteps.
 
 
Carol and Jerry Goldstein
Silver
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
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
and all the 
Honorees
 
 
Gross Family Foundation
Carl and Mary
Zachary and Bevin and Michael Prashad
Silver
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that you do
for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Alexander and Aviya Halpern
 
Silver
Mazel Tov to our friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
and
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
on their well deserved honors!
 
From your friends at
LAW OFFICES
HUTT & SHIMANOWITZ, P.C.
 
Ronald L. Shimanowitz, Esq.
David M. Hutt, Esq. 
Silver
Dear 
Michael and Sarah
We wish our wonderful nephew and niece a Mazal Tov
on being honored by Kushner. (What age defines "young" leadership?)
We continue to be impressed at the amazing job you do as role models
for your children. (They can tell a pretty good joke.) 
You teach by example in volunteering at shul, school,
and other organizations. (Your juggling skills make you
eligible for America's Got Talent.)
You show your children how to honor and respect
parents and grandparents (and even aunts and uncles).
But seriously, we love you and wish you continued strength
to give of your time to all those around you.
 
Love, 
Aunt Barbara and Uncle Gil
Silver
 
Mazel Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
We are honored to support
such truly fine people's commitment,
their children, and all they hold dear. 
 
 
Sherry Izak and Matthew Shubit
Silver
Congratulations to the
 
Honorees
 
Silver
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
and tonight's 
 
Honorees
 
 
Debbie, Allan,
Hunter, Max and Nicole Janoff
Silver
Silver
Silver
To our dear friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
Mazel Tov on this beautiful honor.
Thank you for your hard work, devotion,
and the love you give to our school, JKHA/RKYHS
 
We love you!
 
 
Debbie and Neil
Julia and Lily Kaplan
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
 
Mazel Tov to all of tonight's 
 
Honorees
 
Thank you for all that you do
for JKHA/RKYHS
and the Jewish community.
 
 
 
Stephanie and Oren Keiser
Silver
Mazel Tov
 
Debbie 
On this wonderful honor. You have done so much for the children
of our school with your many years of truly dedicated service.  
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
Thank you for your hard work with ATID Society
and everything that you do for our school
 
Mazel Tov
Sarah and Michael
on being honored tonight. 
 
 
Sue and Richard Kelin
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
 
Congratulations to all the 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to
inspire our school and
the Jewish community.
 

The LandTek Group
Silver
Debbie
Mazal Tov on this wonderful honor.
We are so fortunate to have you in our community and
we are privileged to call you our dear friend.
We thank all the
Honorees
for your dedication and hard work.
 
Loraine and Paul Langer and Family
Silver
 
Mazel Tov to all the 
Honorees
 
 
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Levine
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
Mazal Tov! Congratulations to all the worthy
 
Honorees
 
We salute your very meaningful efforts on behalf of our community school.
May you continue to be blessed with many more years of service and success!
 
With our very best wishes,
 
Drs. Helen and Jeff Lichtman
 
Lichtman & Lichtman LLC
Providing a full range of Psychological and Mental Health Services
To Individuals, Families, and Schools
Silver
 
Mazel Tov to all of the
Honorees
 
 
The Levine Family
Silver
Mazal Tov to a most deserving group of
Honorees
Thank you for all that you do
for our school and our children.
 
To
Debbie Finkelstein 
 
Mazal Tov on this recognition of your
tremendous accomplishments. May you go from strength
to strength and have much success in your new role. 
 
Allison and Seth Lyons
Silver
Silver
 
Thank you to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
for your contribution to this school.
We bless you and your family
to live long and happy lives.

Joseph, Jacob,
Jonah, and Scarlett Mandil
 
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
Our very best wishes to our dear friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
on this most deserving honor.
 
We are thrilled to be able to share this special night with you.
 
Mazel Tov!
 
 
Love,
Dianne and Herbie Mauthner
Silver
Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Whose support and devotion to community, Israel, and JKHA/RKYHS knows no bounds. 
You enthusiastically and selflessly give of yourselves, and your passion, talent, and attention to
detail is evident in all that you do. JKHA/RKYHS has truly benefitted from your generosity.
 
Mazal Tov to our esteemed administrator 
Debbie Finkelstein
Your unwavering dedication and commitment to JKHA as an educational leader inspiring colleagues, students, and their families is unparalleled. Thank you for how deeply you care for your faculty and your students. Good luck on your new position at JKHA/RKYHS
 
Congratulations to all of tonight's outstanding 
Honorees
On their well deserved honors. May Hashem grant all of you
the ability to continue your good work in good health for many years to come. 
 
 
Lauren and Michael Mayer
Silver
Mazal Tov to all the wonderful and well-deserving
 
Honorees
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Debbie Finkelstein
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
Your leadership and vision light the way for our entire community.  
Thank you for all your dedication and support of JKHA and RKYHS.
 
 
Melissa Feldman and Ariel Nelson
 
Silver
Mazal Tov to
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
 
Meridian Capital Group
Daniel M. Heumann
 
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
Silver
Mazal Tov to all the 
 
Honorees
and thank you for all your efforts on behalf of
JKHA/RKYHS and the greater Jewish community. 
 
A special shout-out to our good friend
 
Debbie Finkelstein 
Mazal Tov on your new position at JKHA/RKYHS
and a hearty thank you for your past leadership and guidance, under which our school continues to excel!
 
Boni and Martin Moskovitz
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
Mazel Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
On this most deserved honor.
Your commitment and dedication to our children
and JKHA is unparalleled. 
 
Mazel Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern 
May you continue to be an inspiration to your friends and community.
 
Mazel Tov to all the
Honorees
Thank you for all you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Judith and Seth Ness
Michal, Elisha, and Ezra Ness
Silver
Silver
OR Movement wishes a big Mazal Tov to 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
On this well deserved honor! Your commitment to the Jewish communities
of NJ and the State of Israel is an inspiration to us all. 
We are thankful and grateful for your continuing friendship and support. 

Roni Flamer and Ofir Fisher
Silver
Silver
 
In honor of
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
 
 
Noah Gordon
Platinum Developers
Silver
Mazel Tov to our dear cousins
 
Francine and Carey
 
On this well deserved honor. Your dedication, devotion,
and tireless energy are an inspiration to us all.
You are wonderful role models and we are so proud of you.
May Hashem bless you with health, happiness,
and a long life to continue your outstanding work. 
 
Diane and Harry Ramras
Tamar and Shimmy
Jaclyn and Moshe
and Benjamin
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
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
as tonight's Honorees. 
 
May you always be leaders in passing on your
inherited legacy and heritage through your involvement
in your schools and Jewish education. 
 
Wishing you much success!
 
Daniel and Tamara Rottenberg
Silver
Mazel Tov to all the
 
Honorees

Yasher Koach to the wonderful teachers of
JKHA and RKYHS
for their commitment
to our children!
 
 
All the best,
Juliet and Torin Rutner and Family
 
Silver
www.sandradamata.com
Silver
 
Mazal Tov to 
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
Halpern
 
Honored to support you both
in all your inspired work
and dedication to the community.
 
 
Scenic Landscaping
(Mitchell Knapp)
Silver
In honor of

Murray and Bat Sheva Halpern
Guests of Honor
כל מי שעוסקים בצרכי ציבור באמונה, הק"בה ישלם שכרם
 
In appreciation of your constant support and devotion
to the school and broader Jewish community.
 
Michael and Sarah Diamond
Young Leadership Award
Mazal Tov and Yasher Ko'ach!!
 
Sima and Benjamin Schall
Lisa and Aryeh Haselkorn and Family
Alizah and Jeremy Schall and Family
Silver
 
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire
our school and the Jewish community.
 
 
Sarah, John, and Grace Schapiro
Silver
 
Congratulations to the Guests of Honor
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Your friends, 
Elizabeth and Marvin Schmelzer
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
Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Your heartfelt dedication and commitment to Jewish education and
to JKHA/RKYHS is inspiring. You lead by example and serve as
role models for commitment to family, to community and to Judaism.
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for your deep engagement, support and leadership in our school and
for championing the RKYHS mission in Middlesex County and beyond. 
 
Debbie Finkelstein
What a well-deserved honor! Your contributions to strengthening JKHA and your
dedication to your students and faculty are immeasurable. You are a mentor and leader to
so many of us at JKHA and your impact on our school will endure for many years.
 
Sarah and Mike
We celebrate your exceptional example of leadership and commitment to JKHA,
our shu,l and to West Orange. We are proud to call you our friends.
 
Lauren and Marc Shapiro
Danielle, Joshua, Jacob, Aliza and Yael (RKYHS '12)
Silver
(טוב שם משמן טוב (קהלת ז:א
"A good name is better than good oil" (Kohelet 7:1)
 
Mazal Tov to all of the
Honorees
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Thank you for your continuous devotion and dedication to our school.
 
Debbie Finkelstein
We are grateful to you for your support, mentorship and friendship. Your kindness
and sincerity are palpable all over the school. We are blessed to have you as our leader.
 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Your commitment to Jewish education is appreciated by us all.
 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
You lead by example and inspire others to envision the future of JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Rabbi Yosef and Batya Sharbat
Silver
Mazel tov to our dear friends
 
Carey and Francine Tajfel
 
Whose generosity knows no bounds.

And to the outstanding faculty and
administration of JKHA/RKYHS,
whose positive influence on our children's lives
continues to reverberate.
 
 
Amanda and Judah Shechter
Silver
Mazel Tov to our friends
 
Bat Sheva and
Murray Halpern
on this most deserved honor!
 
 
Marc L. Harrison, President
Gail Harrison
Ari Harrison
Justin Siev
Jake Daas

www.silicon-east.com
Silver
Congratulations to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
For their dedication and contributions to
JKHA/RKYHS and the local Jewish community.
 
Six Flags Great Adventure
Silver
Silver
In honor of our dear friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray
 
Your personal warmth,
exceptional generosity,
and tireless leadership
is an inspiration to all of us.
May you go from strength to strength.
 
Love,
Sylvia and Arthur Stark
Silver
 
Our very best wishes to our dear friends
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
On this well deserved honor. 
Mazal Tov! Keep up the good work. 
 
 
Much love, 
Merav and Ofer Stern
Silver
Mazel Tov to
 
Sarah and Mike
 
On the Young Leadership Award.

We are so proud of you and the work that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Much Love,
Dad, Helena, Vinny, Matt, Mikayla and Dan, Tammy, Larry, Phil, Dave, and Allie
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
Specializing in Retail Leasing, Sales, and Development
 
CONTACT:
Darrin Hiban
(908) 501-5305
njretailbroker@aol.com
 
Tri State Commercial, Inc.
1000 Route 34, Ste 103
Matawan, NJ 07747
Silver
Silver

 
Congratulations to all the
 
Honorees
 
May you each continue to inspire our school
and the Jewish community.

 
Shira and Dr. Jonathan Waldstreicher

 
Silver
ביום ההוא השיר הזה בארץ יהודה עיר עז לנו ישועה ישית חומות וחל
"In that day, this song shall be sung in the land of Judah:
Ours is a mighty city; He makes victory our inner and outer wall."


To my good friend
 
Murray
 
Building homes, community, family, and friendships,
for the glory of G-d, always with a song in your heart.

Much love to you, Bat Sheva, and the family.
 
Greg and Rona Wall
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
Silver
Mazal Tov to our dear friends 

Sarah and Mike

We are so grateful for all you do to benefit our school and our community.

The Blugrind Family
The Flumen Family
The Glick Family
The Haber Family
The Holt Family
The Kimmel Family
The Klibanoff Family
The Rosenblat Family
The Tennenberg Family
The Usdan Family
Silver
 
Mazal Tov to
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
 
Thank you for all that you do
for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Ari Wise
 
Silver
Silver
We are so proud of
Debbie
For all her accomplishments.

Love,
Barbara
Roy
Allison, Joe and Rachel
Silver
Sarah and Mike
For over 20 years, you have been right beside us every step of the way as friends who became family. You are truly deserving of this recognition of your commitment to volunteerism, leadership, and community. Mazel Tov!

Debbie
Every element of our school community has
benefited immeasurably from your unparalleled leadership.

We thank each of the
Honorees
for the humility and deep sense of purpose with which
you have each assumed leadership roles that have shaped
the entire JKHA/RKYHS community.
 
Staci and  Doron Zeif
 
Silver
In honor of
 
Rabbi Eliezer Rubin
 
and the entire RKYHS Administration.
 
With special thanks to
Mr. Gary Berger
Mr. Marc Kolb
Mr. Jeffrey Reiss
 
 
Mendel and Zissie Zilberberg
Bronze
Mazal Tov to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
 
Blank Rome LLP
 

Congregation Ohr Torah of West Orange wishes Mazel Tov to our members
Sarah and Michael Diamond and Debbie Finkelstein
on their well deserved honors. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all.
Rabbi Marc Spivak • David Goldstein, President • Claire & Michael Dyckman • Margot & Larry Freedman  •  Dina & David Goldstein • Susan & Rabbi Robert Grosberg  •  Lisa & Aryeh Kurz  • Naomi and Richard Maron • Chagit & Jeff Raskin  •  Nicole & Sam Reinman  •   Bruce & Rena Schlanger   •  Chavi & Chesky Trenk
 
Bronze
Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Your generosity to the community is inspiring.
C o u n t y C o n c r e t e C o r p .
www.countyconcretenj.com 
 

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
 
Bronze
Mazel Tov and best wishes to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
for their tireless efforts and dedication to ensuring the success
of JKHA and the Jewish community.
Sol Eckstein, Jamie and Steven Eckstein, 
and Mindy and Stephen Goldman
 

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
FACTS is committed to making educational dreams possible. FACTS offers tuition management, a student information system, financial needs assessment, and enrollment solutions.
Facts Tuition Management
 

Congratulations to the 
Honorees
FEINGOLD & EDELBLUM, LLC - Attorneys At Law
Cal R. Feingold, Attorney at Law • Estate and Tax Planning
TWO UNIVERSITY PLAZA * SUITE 307 * HACKENSACK, NJ 07601
(201) 880-6640 * FAX: (201) 880-6641 * cfeingold@fetaxlaw.com
 
Bronze
Congratulations to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
for receiving this well deserved honor.
Sincerely, Your friends at First Bank
Patrick L. Ryan, President, CEO
Michael B. Cook, Senior Vice President
 

Francine and Carey Tajfel
We cannot think of two people more deserving of the Netzach Yisrael honor. Your dedication, selflessness, and commitment to JKHA/RKYHS
as well as every Jewish organization that you touch is a true inspiration. You exemplify true pillars of chesed and generosity. May you
continue to be an inspiration to your family and the entire community.
Danielle and Steven Goldman
 
Bronze
In honor of a dear friend, colleague, and mentor
Debbie
You lead by example, with your heart and wisdom. Mazal Tov!
 
Adam Hertzberg
 

In honor of
Bat Sheva and Murray
Exemplary leaders who set the standard for creative,
generous, and visionary commitment 
 
Fraydie and Malcolm Hoenlein
 
Bronze
Mazel Tov to all the Honorees 
Debbie, This honor is well deserved. Thank you for your close friendship and support, and your wisdom and dedication to my kids throughout the years. We all appreciate you!
Bat Sheva and Murray, There are no limits to the effort you put forth to help our school and you never say no. You are two very special people.
With gratitude, Beth Indyk and Family
 

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
 

Mazel Tov to 
Debbie Finkelstein
You motivate us by example through your tireless dedication and devotion to our children and community. Yasher koach!
Roz Feder Lipsky and Marvin Lipsky
 
Bronze
Congratulations to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire
our school and the Jewish community.
Old Forge Builders Inc. - Nick and Dave
 

In honor of our dear friend
Debbie Finkelstein
We are so proud of your tremendous efforts 
on behalf of Kushner, your community, and beyond. 
 
Drew and Careena Parker
Sarah and Steven Jacoby
 
Bronze
To Mrs. Finkelstein
Thank you for your amazing leadership.
You have truly changed lives forever. 
Judy and Barry Rubin
 

To our true friend Debbie
You've always been there for us! 
 
Mabrook,
Ronnie and Andrea Sultan
 
Bronze
Francine and Carey
May Hashem bless you with continued nachas for all of your
devoted efforts on behalf of RKYHS and many other worthy causes.
Torah Links of Middlesex County
S. Landau and D. Gross
 

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
 
Friend
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
 

Debbie
Kudos for all your hard work! We love you!
Cheryl and Paul, Avi and Dara, Jake and Michelle
 

Sarah and Mike
Kol Hakavod
So much to write but only have 115 characters so Mazal T!
Binstocks and City Rosenfelds
 
Friend
Bat Sheva and Murray
The best parents and role models in our community.
Yasher Koach,
Shoshana and Mark Blum
 

Mazal Tov to Bat Sheva and Murray on a well deserved honor.
Jerry, Ellen, Jill and Kenny 
Brehms/Tarlowe
 

Mazal Tov 
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Debbie Finkelstein
Fondly,  
Gail and Bruce Bukiet and Roberta and Barry Schwartz
 
Friend
Mazal Tov to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Kim and Evan Hart - Carpet Worx, LLC 
 

Colts Neck Nursery     
Custom Irrigation, Installation & Service
Thomas P. Pachecho   email: tom@coltsnecknursery.com  
www.coltsnecknursery.com   732-766-2580
 

Congratulations to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Connie and Uzi Lior - CBL Fine Art
 
Friend
Congratulation to Sarah and Mike and all the Honorees.
Thank you for your devotion and commitment to our community.
Deborah and Seth Rinn • Shawn and Ari Tarzik •
Lisa and Steve Kops • Deena and Reuven Rubin
• Samara and Eric Feiler
 

Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS and our Jewish community.
Jeri and Hal Kimowitz
 

Mazel Tov to all the Honorees
Rabbi Michael Bleicher & The Elmora Hills Minyan Union, NJ
www.ElmoraHillsMinyan.org
 
Friend
Congratulations to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
On your well deserved honor!
Peter Ritchings • Environmental Management Group, Inc
 

Congratulations to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Daniella and Steven Esses
 

Mazel Tov
Fisch Family
 
Friend
Mazel Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray
on this well deserved honor.
Ronda and Larry Frenkel
 

FTI Consulting
is honored to support
the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.
 
 

Mazal Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
Who does so much for JKHA/RKYHS and for our community. 
Carmela and Moshe Furer
 
Friend
Mazal Tov to all the
Honorees
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS. Congratulations! 
The Fusman Family
 

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

Congratulations to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
GastroMed Associates - Jeffrey Raskin
 
Friend
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
Mazal Tov
Debbie Finkelstein
on this well deserved honor!
And congratulations to all the Honorees
Ari Goldstein
 

Mazal Tov to Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Andrew and Carolyn Hennelly
Green Apple Equipment
 

Congratulations to all the Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Aly and Michael Greenstein
 
Friend
Mazal Tov
Debbie
On this well-deserved honor. Thank you for your years of devotion
and for your guidance and leadership!     
Gail and Jeffrey Gruber
 

Congratulations to the
Kleins 
For their support of the Academy. 
Debby and David Schultz
 

Mazal Tov to Sarah and Uncle Mike!
Can't wait to see your leadership this summer!
Love,
 Ariel, Eitan, Aliya and Dalia
 
Friend
We salute
Sarah and Michael
For their dedication to our community! Your JCC co-workers are honored to work with you!
Gina Goldman and Susan Wallenstein
 

Mazel Tov to Debbie, a peerless and inspiring leader! Thank you for your years of care and dedication. May you go from strength to strength.
JKHA faculty
 

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
 
Friend
Congratulations
Francine and Carey
You work as hard for your charities as you do for your business.
Don Katz
 

Proud to support the
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School!
King, Kitrick, Jackson, McWeeney & Wells, LLC
 

Mazal Tov to
 Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Dr. Rama and Mr. Mark Koslowe
 
Friend
Mazel Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
A distinguished mechanechet from a distinguished rabbinic family.
Ruthie and Ethan Kra
 

Mazel Tov and Yasher Koach to our dear colleagues
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Kroll Commercial Realty, LLC
Adrian and Anne Kroll
www.krollcommercial.com
 

Mazal Tov to Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern.
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Elke and Matthew Luftig
 
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
 
Friend
Congratulations to all the
Honorees
 May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Julie-Ann and Mark Miller
 

Mazel Tov to all the Honorees this year!
Thank you to the teachers and administrators who make
JKHA such a special second home for our family!
 

Mazal Tov
Bat Sheva and Murray
on being honored. 
Your friends, 
Maggie and Cliff Newman
 
Friend
Kol Hakavod to the Honorees 
Congratulations and a special big Mazal Tov to
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Mairav and Dr. Daniel Pascheles
 

Congratulations to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
on this wonderful recognition of your outstanding leadership.
James Pasquarella
 

Congratulations to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Pnina and Mayer Popack
 
Friend
Mazal Tov to all the Honorees
and to
Francine and Carey Tajfel
A well deserved honor. 
Ellen and David Rabinowitz
 

Congratulations to all tonight's 
Honorees
 
Robbie Wood Trucking
 

Mazal Tov
to our dear friends
Sarah and Mike Diamond
 
Carrie and Yoav Rosenblat
 
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
 
Friend
Mazal Tov
Fran and Carey Tajfel 
David and Stephanie, Tani and Aaron,
Jackie and Sael, and Debbie and Brian
 

Mazal Tov to 
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Thank you for all that you do for JKHA/RKYHS.
Jeffrey Shapiro
 

Mazal Tov to all the 
Honorees
Meital and Shimon Nissel
Shimtal Caterers
 
Friend
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
 

Congratulations 
Francine and Carey
Sonnenfeld & Trocchia Architects
 
Friend
Mazel Tov to
Debbie Finkelstein
and
Sarah and Michael Diamond and all of the Honorees
Holly and Howard Sragow
 

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

Congratulations to Francine and Carey Tajfel
and all the other Honorees
Peggy Storer of Storer Designs
 
 
Friend
Congratulations to all the Honorees.
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Elana and Brett Tanzman
 

Mazal Tov to
Sarah and Michael Diamond.
You are phenomenal role models for the entire Jewish community. Thank you!
The Twersky Family
 

In honor of all the Yeshiva does for our community
and our dear friends Francine and Carey Tajfel.
Rabbi Yaakov and Aviva Wasser
 
Friend
Congratulations to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Devora and Effy Zinkin
 

Congratulations to all the
Honorees
May you each continue to inspire our school and the Jewish community.
Drs. Dora Zuker and Shimon Korish
 

HaKarat HaTov
Congratulations to our beloved and respected colleague 
 
Debbie Finkelstein

 Your educational vision has guided our teaching,
and your support has enabled our students to thrive,
soaring to new heights with each year. With deep gratitude,
we thank you for your profound leadership.
We are who we are because of you, and we look forward
to your continued work shaping the future of our school.

JKHA/RKYHS Administration and Faculty
 
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Thank you to our alumni for their continued support of our school
 
Daniella (Lichtman) Esses (JKHA '97)
Tani (Schwartz) Herman (JKHA '92)
Yonina (Halpern) Gomberg (JKHA '93)
Alexander Halpern (JKHA '99/RKYHS '03)
Beth (Scherman) Indyk (JKHA '78)
Dara (Kushner) Orbach (JKHA '93)
Ben Lewinter (JKHA '07/RKYHS '11)
Alexander Levine
Erica (Kestenbaum) Rosenfeld (JKHA '90)
Nachum Segal (JKHA '75)
Marc Shapiro  (JKHA '80)
Yonit (Reichman) Sinnreich  (JKHA '92)
Miriam (Lichtman) Smilow (JKHA '97/RKYHS '01)
Tzippy (Lichtman) Warshaw (JKHA '95)
Maeira (Halpern) Werthenschlag (JKHA '96)
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In recognition
of the generosity of the
 
Arie and Eva Halpern
Scholarship Fund

Providing merit scholarship awards
to our high school students.

 
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The Officers and Trustees of
 JKHA/RKYHS
 acknowledge with gratitude
the generous support of the
 
Jewish Federation 
of Greater MetroWest NJ

 
and the
 
Jewish Community Foundation
of Greater MetroWest NJ

 
HaKarat HaTov
 
JKHA/RKYHS
 
Recognizes the generosity and vision of
the supporters of the

The Campaign for Excellence

For promoting academic excellence and capital improvements that ensure our students continue to flourish in a state-of-the-art learning environment.
 
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"Heroes come, they have their fifteen minutes of fame, and they go. But the influence of good teachers stays with us. They are the people who really shape our life."
- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 
Debbie
 
You have been the ultimate teacher for us. You've nurtured, guided, and supported us each step of our professional career and your impact on our lives with be forever lasting. 
Mazal Tov!  

Aron, Danielle and Ruth
 
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Thank you to the wonderful team of journal editors
 
Shira Hammerman
Bobbi Luxenberg
Lauren Mayer
Cheryl Munk
Darbie Rabinowitz
 
Whose nightly efforts behind the scenes
enabled this journal presentation. 
 
And a special thanks to
Anna Chosak
who supported all our efforts.
 
 
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 JKHA/RKYHS thanks the GRANDPARENTS who realize the precious nature of the religious 
and general education of their grandchildren.
 
Cecille and Rabbi Stanley Asekoff 
Gladys and Yehuda Azulay 
Aliza and Yair Bendory 
Eileen and Dr. Barry Blutig 
Judy and Dr. Victor Botnick 
Tita and Paul Celler 
Barbara and Gary Chasser 
Susan and Arthur Degen 
Lois and David Dranikoff ​
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Mina and David Frank 
Maralyn Friedman 
Barbara and Gary Chasser 
Sheila and Dr. Mendy Ganchrow 
Ilene and Jeffrey Greenbaum 
Susan and Ira Greenstein
Maxine and Harry Greenwald 
Yvette and Ron Gutkin 
Gladys Halpern 
Sharon and David Halpern 
Gail and Dr. Mark Hausdorff 
Deborah and Jacob Hiller 
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Eva and Dr. Ivan Horak 
Dorothy Jablonka 
Janet and Gil Jacobs
Evelyn Jakabovics 
Cynthia Kestenbaum 
Wendy Rosenblatt and Gary Koesten
Seryl and Charles Kushner 
Phyllis and Chaim Lauer 
Susan Lando 
Drs. Helen and Jeffrey Lichtman
Sherry and Daniel Lohr 
Carol and Robert Marcus 
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Berta Mermelstein 
Eva and Dr. Ivan Nelson 
Lynn and Samuel Pepper 
Fern and Sam Rosenfeld 
Carolyn and Rabbi Eliezer Rubin 
Judith and Dr. Bernard Schanzer
Marlene and Dr. Lawrence Schiffman 
Felicia and Zvi Schipper 
Daryl and Dr. Edward Shapiro 
Tova Silberman 
Deenie Silver 
Ruth and Bernard Simon
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Bobbi and Alex Sobel  
Marilyn Stadtmauer  
Annette and Mark Taffet 
Julie and Henry Tajfel
Neimah and Paul Tractenberg 
Sophia and Eugene Turetsky 
Susan and Abba Warshaw 
Millie Zuckerman
HaKarat HaTov
 
JKHA/RKYHS
Acknowledges with gratitude the 

HealthCare Foundation of New Jersey
 
For the generous grant that enabled our school
to build the new state-of-the-art
JKHA/RKYHS Student Health Center, 
which elevates the quality of healthcare
for all our students and our school community.
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In recognition and appreciation of 

Investors Foundation

For generously helping to fund the
JKHA/RKYHS 
MakerSpace
 
And providing our students with the hands-on opportunity
to explore, design, experiment, build, and invent 
as they deeply engage in science, engineering, and tinkering. 
 
HaKarat HaTov
Mazal Tov to our outstanding Honorees
 
Bat Sheva and Murray Halpern
Francine and Carey Tajfel
Sarah and Michael Diamond
Debbie Finkelstein

Your commitment to JKHA/RKYHS
and your meaningful support strengthen all aspects
of our school community and inspire excellence.
 

JKHA/RKYHS Administration
 
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לזכר עולם יהיה צדיק
"An everlasting remembrance
will the righteous man remain."
Tehilim 112:6
 
We remember with admiration, gratitude and respect
 
Mr. Joseph Kushner, ע"ה
and
Mrs. Rae Kushner, ע"ה
 
Whose commitment to Jewish education
and the community benefited so many.
 
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JKHA/RKYHS
Recognizes the generosity and leadership of
 
The L'Atidenu Society of the
L'Atidenu Financial Assistance 
Endowment Campaign
 
For promoting affordability in Jewish education.

 
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JKHA/RKYHS honors the
 
Holocaust Survivors
 
who participated in the 
Names, Not Numbers
program at our school.
 
You have ensured that the horrors of the Holocaust will never be forgotten. In total, our students
have documented 48 stories of survival, which will be forever remembered and carried by our students,
as they grow to be the next
generation of Jews who will never forget. 
 
 
 
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תודה רבה
 
The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
and
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
 
wish to express their gratitude
and appreciation to
The Entire Parent Body
Without your help and support we would
never be able to accomplish our goals.
 
HaKarat HaTov
 
 
JKHA/RKYHS 
Recognizes the generosity and vision of the 
 
The Steven and Beverly
Rubenstein Foundation

For their commitment and funding
for the innovative and inspiring
STEM program at RKYHS.