Sinai Schools will hold its annual benefit dinner on Sunday, February 25, at the Marriott Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck.
This year’s honorees are Ruthie and Chazan Shim Craimer of Riverdale, Amy and Dr. Joshua Fogelman of Fair Lawn, Drs. Perla and Gerardo Yablonovich of Englewood, and Yaakov Guttman, a Sinai alumnus and Bergenfield native. Sinai also will recognize Shimmy Stein of Teaneck with the distinction of Shomer She’erit Yisrael. Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., CEO of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., and the Inserra family will receive SINAI’s Community Partnership award. In addition, this year Sinai will present a special tribute in memory of their beloved associate director, Jacob Weinstein, A”H.
Sinai produces and screens emotionally powerful documentaries that premiere at the dinner. This year’s film, “Walking Through Fire,” tells the story of how honoree Yaakov Guttman rose to overcome personal tragedy and significant learning disabilities to become a commander and Special Forces sniper in the Israel Defense Forces, and to save lives as a firefighter in Tel Aviv.
Over the last 36 years, Sinai has worked with children with complex disabilities from across the region. Each of Sinai’s schools is integrated within a partner Jewish day school or high school, creating a fully inclusive school community. In order to meet each student’s specific academic, social, and emotional needs, Sinai creates a completely individualized program for each child. Its professional-to-student ratio is greater than 1 to 2, and the students’ receive a wide variety of cutting-edge therapies to meet their individual needs. The costs Sinai takes on each time it accepts a new student are extraordinarily high. Without significant financial aid, Sinai’s tuition—which reflects Sinai’s own costs is beyond the reach of the vast majority of families.
This year’s film and the dinner program promise to be inspiring, emotional, and widely attended, with broad community support.
For information, or to make reservations or a donation, call (201) 833-1134, ext. 105, or go to www.sinaidinner.org.