La Jolla, CA – SINAI Schools has won multiple prestigious Awards of Excellence from The Accolade Global Film Competition and The Best Shorts Competition for their short documentary, Jacob’s Footprints.
SINAI in the News
You have a baby who’s born prematurely.
You worry and you worry and then you worry some more; you know that outcomes vary widely, and you don’t know what to expect.
By six months, you know that whatever the percentages are, you haven’t beaten them. Your child — say your son, let’s say his name is Jacob — has cerebral palsy.
The word is out, all over the tri-state area. There is an inestimable impact on families when their child with special needs gets the right help. Often, parents can’t resist telling others about their experience, while others merely want to shout it from the rooftops. Families who seek a Jewish day-school education for their child with special needs are hearing more and more often from other parents about SINAI Schools.
It is the terrifying news no parent ever wants to hear—“It is likely your child will be born with Down’s Syndrome.” After telling these life-altering words to us, the physician proceeded to seek to persuade us to consider an abortion. He outlined the many difficulties and poor quality of life faced by those afflicted with Down’s Syndrome, all the while pointing us in the direction of an abortion.
On November 16, Sinai Schools held a ceremony celebrating Lawrence B. Benenson’s donation of a new wheelchair accessible van.
In September, Sinai opened its sixth school, the Karasick Shalem High School at Heichal HaTorah in Teaneck. The new school is for young men, 18 to 21 years old, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
On November 16, SINAI Schools held a dedication ceremony celebrating the donation of a new wheelchair-accessible van to the school by Lawrence B. Benenson of Benenson Capital Partners.
Sinai Schools, which provides personally tailored education to students with special needs in six day schools in New Jersey, is working with SAR Academy in Riverdale, N.Y., to establish a pilot program there.
The program, its founders say, will open in the fall of 2018, and at first will accept 6- to 8-year-olds with a wide range of developmental disabilities and complex learning challenges. The next year, if all goes according to plan, the school will expand
At a Bergen County glatt supermarket, students from a nearby school for the developmentally disabled gain vocational and life skills.
On Sunday morning, August 28, Staples in Hackensack held exclusive shopping hours for friends of SINAI Schools. SINAI parent and volunteer for the event Malkie Schick staffed a table with doughnuts and coffee for all of the shoppers, and over 200 people from the community came out to show their support for SINAI Schools and to do their back-to-school shopping without the long lines. Store manager Edwar Malak had a full staff available to assist the shoppers, and expressed his pleasure at being able to show support for SINAI in this way.