Sinai Schools will hold its annual benefit dinner on Sunday, February 8, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. This year’s honorees are Shelley and Ruvan Cohen of Manhattan; Nancy and Dr. Elie Elmann of Englewood; Laurie and Rabbi Brian Gopin of Bergenfield; Ashley and Rabbi Shimshon Jacob of Jerusalem, formerly of Livingston; and Judy and Nathan Rephan of Fair Lawn. The Community Partnership award will be presented to Teaneck’s Holy Name Medical Center; its CEO and president, Michael Maron, will accept it on the medical center’s behalf.
The dinner will feature a screening of “Sweet Boy,” a new video that tells the story of a young child’s transformation at Sinai Schools. Faigy and Ari Leiter share the story of their son Binyamin, whose difficulty with communication turned him into a frustrated, angry child. After just a short time at Sinai their “Sweet Boy” re-emerged, transforming not only himself but also their family life.
Sinai partners with inclusive Jewish day and high schools in northern New Jersey to provide secular and Jewish special education to children with a wide range of disabilities. Sinai creates individualized programs for each child, based on his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. It offers a nearly 1:2 staff-to-student ratio, a range of in-house therapies, and specialists on staff at each school.
Without financial aid, Sinai’s tuition-which is reflective of Sinai’s own costs-is beyond the reach of the majority of families. Funds raised will support scholarships.
For information or to make reservations or a donation, call (201) 833-1134, ext. 105, or go to www.sinaidinner.org.