Jan 22, 2021

Helping the SINAI Schools Grow: By Joanne Palmer for The Jewish Standard

When people talk about something as having a lot of moving parts, unless they’re actually talking about a piece of machinery, usually they’re being metaphoric...

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Jan 18, 2021

My Friend Tova: A Ma'ayanot Student's Story By Gaby Gotesman

If I told you that my friend FaceTimes me when she’s bored and fills me in on her day, you might think she’s like any other phone-loving teenager. If I said she has super trendy glasses and bangs I wish I could pull off, you might wonder if she’s interested in fashion....

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Jan 11, 2021

Coming Full Circle: A Sister's Story by Leah Commer

For as long as I can remember, I knew my brother wasn’t like other kids his age. There was something very special but different about him...

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Jan 4, 2021

Advice to Past Me: An Alumnus' Story by Judah Lazar Gross

I have a lot of advice for Past Me, but if we’re playing the time-travel game, I’m going to be practical: invest in Zoom...

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Dec 28, 2020

My SINAI Education: As Someone Who Never Attended SINAI by Tzvi Solomon

My parents did not send me to Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) for high school because TABC hosted a...

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Dec 21, 2020

We Each Have A Purpose: A Parent's Story by Rabbi Yehuda and Laurie Minchenberg

We are blessed to have a beautiful family, with six wonderful children.  Four of them have special needs...

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Dec 18, 2020

How the SINAI Schools Started: By Joanne Palmer for The Jewish Standard

This pandemic year, we are telling the story of the Sinai Schools by installment.

That’s unusual. We’re not big on serializing — we’re a weekly newspaper, not a Victorian publisher — and Sinai usually gears itself up for its huge annual dinner....

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Dec 14, 2020

Life is Not a Game of Monopoly: A Grandparent's Story by Stephen Flatow

Growing up we are taught that if one is good, two is even better. A double portion of dessert, two-for-one ticket prices, two scoops of ice cream---you get the message. But what happens when that double portion is an extra chromosome? The answer is simple but very complicated at the same time: it’s called Down’s Syndrome.

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Dec 7, 2020

I am a Rock: A Parent’s Story by Avital Rubin

When I was a child my mother used to spin her favorite records for us at home all the time. As a child of the 70’s, she loved folk music and played all sorts of records for us...

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Dec 4, 2020

The chesed just flowed: Sinai Schools founders look back 40 years to the start of special-ed inclusion program: by Joanne Palmer for The Jewish Standar

Probably the most important thing that the Sinai Schools has done during the 40 years since it first...

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Dec 4, 2020

Introducing a Season of SINAI Stories by Elizabeth Kratz for The Jewish Link

During my time at The Jewish Link, I’ve been blessed to meet many people and get to know...

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Dec 4, 2020

It's All About the Children By Rabbi Dr. Yisrael Rothwachs

Every day I am profoundly grateful for the interconnectedness of my personal and professional lives...

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Dec 1, 2020

My SINAI Journey - A Parent's Story by Sam Fishman

I grew up in a world where there were no children with special needs. There were stupid kids. Weird kids. Problem kids...

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Coming Soon

  • Finding Her Voice: A Parent's Story by Jill Friedbauer
  • How I Got Here: An Alumnus' Story by Zev Rand
  • Saw You at SINAI: A Parents’ Story by Esther and Jacob Schlanger