On May 9th, the 17th Annual Kesher Scholarship Journal Dinner brought together students, alumni, teachers, financial supporters and friends of families in the school to celebrate the important connections made through this one-of-a-kind special education program. More than 250 people dined together at Beth Torah- Benny Rok Campus to raise crucial funds for academic scholarships. This year’s ad journal was the largest to date.
Recognized during the evening were Barbara and Michael Russ, owners of CopyMasters Inc., Rabbi Ed and Laurie Farber, who have dedicated their lives and careers to Jewish education and the Jewish community. Rabbi Farber currently serves as Rabbi of Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, a prominent Conservative synagogue in the area.
Nicole Scheck and Sarah Fiske, both honors students and athletes at Scheck Hillel Community School, received the Volunteer Award. Among the many extracurricular and extraordinary—endeavors the girls’ have initiated is the Community Connection Club at Hillel, which helps students with special needs socially integrate with other Hillel students in various activities in school
Founded in 1995, Kesher is the largest program of its kind in the US., fully accredited by SACS and AISF. Kesher offers premier special education from first grade through high school. Because it is housed on the Scheck Hillel Community School campus, students are afforded the ability to interact with their age-appropriate peers on a daily basis. Kesher students learn in selfcontained classrooms and where appropriate, are mainstreamed into traditional day school classes and campus life.
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