Moriah to host annual dinner on March 3

Moriah to host annual dinner on March 3

The Moriah School in Englewood is hosting its 53rd annual dinner on Saturday, March 3, at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford at 8 p.m. Abby and Scott Herschmann are the guests of honor; honorees are Dana Septimus and Joseph Feldman (Young Leadership awardee); and teachers Nini Berger and Shoshi Hason (Rabbi J. Shelley Applbaum awardees).

Scott Herschmann has been a board member at Moriah and held leadership positions with Aipac and Norpac. Abby Herschmann has been on Congregation Ahavath Torah’s finance, religious services, bikur cholim, and community services committees. She also was a MAP (Moriah Association of Parents) board member at Moriah and is a past president of Emunah. Scott and Abby both have been on Frisch’s board, they co-chaired the Moriah golf outing and the Frisch annual dinner, and they worked with Partners in Torah; they have been honored by both Ahavath Torah and Sinai Schools. At Moriah, they were the lead program donors and spearheaded the “Names, Not Numbers” project. They are the parents of Emily (Moriah ’13), Julia (Moriah ’15), Sara (Moriah ’18), and Rae (Moriah ’21).

Dana Septimus and Joseph Feldman (Moriah ’96) are the parents of Aaron (Moriah ’23), Evie (Moriah ’25), Charlie (Moriah ’27), and Eliana (Moriah ’31). Both Dana and Joe have been active community members. At Moriah, Dana is on the lifecycle committee and the MAP board, and she is the third-grade parent council liaison; she also is the co-chair of Kehilat Kesher’s youth department. Joe sits on Moriah’s executive committee and has been involved with the school’s admissions and young families committees. At Kesher, he is the adult education co-chair and a member of the house committee.

Nini Berger, “Morah Nini,” worked in the primary grades at Moriah from 1980 to 1984. In 1990, she started at the middle school; she still works there. She and her husband, members of Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, are the parents of Tali (Moriah ’98), Josh (Moriah ’00), and Gavi (Moriah ’06). They have five grandchildren.

Shoshana Hason, “Morah Shoshi,” has taught pre-K Hebrew immersion at Moriah since 1990. She and her husband are active in their synagogue, the Fair Lawn Sephardi Center, and have three children, Chana, Neer, and Oren, and 11 grandchildren.

For information on the dinner, call Ari Lewis at (201) 567-0208, ext. 393, or go to

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