The Moriah School in Englewood hosts its 52nd annual dinner on Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m., at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford. Debbie and Steven Siegler are the guests of honor. Other awardees are Lindsay and Daniel (Moriah 1999) Setton, and Toby Eizik and Barbara Rotenberg, who are Rabbi J. Shelley Applbaum award-winners. Rabbi Shmuel Goldin will be given special recognition for his years of service to the community.
The Sieglers, parents of four Moriah students, have been involved since 2004. Debbie was co-president of the Moriah Association of Parents and is on its board. At Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, she was sisterhood co-president and treasurer. She volunteers in the kosher kitchen at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, participates in the community Bikur Cholim, and was co-president of the Englewood chapter of Emunah. Steven was on Moriah’s executive committee and is involved with its early childhood and Gesher Yehuda programs and board committees. He has been a member of the Ahavath Torah board and has volunteered for Project Ezrah.
The Settons are parents of five Moriah students. Lindsay volunteers for the school’s Sephardic cultural program, admissions, and lifecycle committees, is the early childhood liaison coordinator, and sits on the board. She also chairs Ahavath Torah’s welcoming committee and coordinates community-wide events. Daniel is involved with the Sephardic cultural program and organized a Sephardic minyan with parental involvement at Moriah.
Barbara Rotenberg, Moriah’s middle school coordinator, became a Moriah parent in 1980. She joined the Moriah staff in 1992 in the business and front offices and in the Jewish studies department. A former MAP treasurer, she was co-president of the Frisch Parents Association, was a board member at Frisch, and was co-president Geulah chapter of Amit. Toby Eizik, known as “Nurse Toby,” has helped hundreds of Moriah students, many who now have children of their own in school. She also helps out with special events, including siddur plays and dinner choir presentations.
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has led Congregation Ahavath Torah for over 30 years. He has been considered to be Moriah’s rabbinical posek for many years, answering halachic matters pertaining to the school. He also has helped bridge the school and shul connection for many of its Englewood families. Most recently, he taught eighth graders the “Names Not Numbers” class.
For information, call (201) 567-0208, ext. 393, or go to www.themoriahdinner.org.