The Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies held its annual graduation at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake. Thirty-five students graduated. Closing exercises for other students were held on Sunday, May 22, which was the last day of school.
Elayne Kalina, president of the school’s board of directors, and the students’ own congregational rabbis presented the diplomas to the graduates.
Rabbi Shelley Kniaz, Temple Emanuel’s education director, gave the d’var Torah, and the school’s principal, Fred Nagler, extolled the virtues of the faculty.
Liel Green, Noam Green, and Alyssa Seigel-Laddy received the senior academic award for five years of excellence in studies.
This year, the outstanding student awards for academic excellence were presented to seniors Emily Forer, Melissa Gotlib, Noam Green, Alyssa Seigel-Laddy, Rachel Silverman, Sydney Sokol, and Jerry Vogel.
Outstanding student awards for the lower grades were given to Camryn Bolkin, Simon Castiel, Leah Dorman, Sabrina Fried, Carmi Ohring, Walter Stack, Brianna Leopold, Abby Stern, Ilana Whittaker, Harry Winick, and Maggie Winick.