Mar 15, 2019

SINAI Schools Holds Annual Benefit Dinner

NJJN Staff

CLOSE TO 1,000 guests gathered Feb. 24 for SINAI’s Annual Benefit Dinner at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. SINAI Schools are Jewish schools for children with learning or developmental disabilities. Dinner honorees were Dr. Robert and Shari Alter of Englewood, Dr. Bin and Penina Goldman of Passaic, and Rabbi Michael and Ayelet Hoenig of Fair Lawn. Gilles Gade, president and CEO of Cross River, received SINAI’s 2019 Community Partnership Award.   

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Mar 7, 2019

SINAI Dinner Draws a Capacity Crowd

The Jewish Standard

Nearly 1,000 guests were at the Sinai Schools’ annual benefit on February 24 at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck.

Sinai honored Dr. Robert and Shari Alter of Englewood, Dr. Bin and Penina Goldman of Passaic, and Rabbi Michael and Ayelet Hoenig of Fair Lawn; each of the honorees has helped to raise awareness of Sinai and acted as ambassadors for the school. Gilles Gade, the president and CEO of Cross River, accepted Sinai’s 2019 Community Partnership award on behalf of his company.

Sinai Schools has gained recognition in recent years for the award-winning short documentaries it premieres at its dinner each year. This year’s feature documentary, “And She Called Him Moxé,” tells a compelling and emotional story, profiling a very unusual—and exceptionally talented—-Sinai student, and redefining the definition of family. The film’s posted online,  along with Moxé’s presentation at the dinner.


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Feb 18, 2019

SINAI Schools Continues to Transform the Life of Our Daughter Chaya Ziporah

Malca and Rabbi Haim Jachter

We vividly recall the unforgettable moment when the doctor told us that our child had Down syndrome. It felt like a horrific sentence meted out to us. The questions and fears loomed large. What kind of a life would our child have? How would this impact our family? 

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Feb 11, 2019

Cross River Honored with SINAI Community Partnership Award

Elizabeth Kratz of the Jewish Link

Cross River, a Bergen County-based financial institution, is SINAI Schools Community Partnership awardee, to be celebrated at SINAI’s annual dinner on Feb. 24.

“We have started the relationship this year with the creation of a scholarship fund at SINAI as well as the establishment of an internship program for SINAI students where we hope to provide them with, among other things, vocational training,” explained Drew Parker, a director a Cross River and longtime SINAI supporter.

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Feb 11, 2019

A Visit to SINAI: A Special School for Special Needs

Joanne Palmer of The Jewish Standard

Last week, I found myself sitting in a circle of six girls, some of their teachers, the director of their program, and some other visitors, far more moved and infinitely more engaged than I had any reason to expect to be.

We were at Ma’ayanot, the girls high school in Teaneck; the six girls in the circle were part of the program the SINAI Schools runs there.

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Feb 7, 2019

Soaring with SINAI

Elizabeth Kratz of the Jewish Link

SINAI Schools is a success story of collaboration, one that partners the students of its schools with the community that supports it. It is a healthy, vibrant partnership and it is changing lives for our community’s children with special needs for the better. But it’s not only success that SINAI aims for. SINAI’s goal is to enable each and every student to spread their metaphorical wings and fly toward their fullest potential, knowing that the support they enjoy today will always be there for them.


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