Taking Shulamith’s education to the next level is the focus of its “Road to Excellence” campaign and dinner, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sands of Atlantic Beach. Having started 14 years ago as a branch of the Brooklyn school, the venerated 80-year-old Shulamith is now run on Long Island and focused on providing a cutting-edge education in a safe and secure environment.
These are exciting times for Shulamith, as a high school is being added in the fall, and the school is on the precipice of bringing their four divisions together under one roof for the first time. The focus of this all-important Road to Excellence dinner is to enable Shulamith to reach the next level in the areas of technology and support services that fully integrate and enhance the excellent education.
The honorees at this year’s dinner are pillars of their communities and accomplished professionals. Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Sari Altmark are the Guests of Honor. The Educator of the Year is Morah Shira Bokow, a beloved Pre‑1A teacher at Shulamith since its second year on Long Island who is currently completing her 20th year of teaching. The event is being chaired by Jeff Eisenberg, who is at the helm of a strong committee of parent volunteers.
Shulamith, the oldest Jewish girls’ school in North America, has grown rapidly since it opened on Long Island 14 years ago. It presently serves 546 students from nursery through eighth grade and is adding a ninth grade next year. It’s warm, nurturing environment promotes a love of learning of both limudei kodesh and secular studies, the growth of the whole child, the development of midot tovot, and sensitivity to chesed, as well as identification with the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The community salutes Shulamith on this important milestone.