Friday, June 3, 2011

The Merit of Scholarship

On June 2, we proudly awarded our first merit scholarships to incoming ninth-grader Yael C. and current students Noa S. and Jacob C.

Our Scholars: Noa, Yael (center), and Jacob
Yael, a Golda Och Academy Scholar will receive annual awards equivalent to full tuition, and Schechter Scholars Jacob and Noa will receive annual stipends. The scholarships will be awarded annually to highly motivated students who embody the values and the ideals of the Golda Och Academy mission. Current eighth-grade students and new students were eligible for the scholarships.

“Today is a wonderful first for our school – we are truly blessed to be recognizing our first Golda Och and Schechter Scholars,” said Upper School Principal Nancy Leaderman. She added, “In creating these scholarships, our Board and administration have taken the core values of our school – academic excellence, commitment to Jewish study and tradition and the nurturance of the next generation of leaders in our Jewish community and world – and sought to embody those values in students who show remarkable promise and achievement.”

For more photos, please visit GOA's Flickr!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Scholarship Dinner Success!

More than 400 school parents, grandparents, alumni parents, alumni and friends joined us last evening to honor school leaders Jane and Mark Wilf and Mark Lederman at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. It was a wonderful evening of celebration where more than $270,000 was raised to support scholarships at our school, pay tribute to our honorees and recognize the top Jewish day school education that is provided at our school.

Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated and supported Golda Och Academy students! The Virtual Journal can be viewed online at

Our Children, Our Future
Here's our dinner video, which spotlights our Lower School and upcoming renovation project.

Many thanks to the volunteer leadership team who made the evening such a success including: Sheryl Pearlstein and Shelley Paradis, Board Development Co-Chairs; Evie Posner and Gayle Wieseneck, Dinner Chairs; Alan & Elisa Pines, Zygi and Audrey Wilf, Journal Chairs; Shelley Paradis and Joanne Bramnick, Journal Coordinators; and Michele Landau and Shari Broder, Silent Auction Chairs!

Special thanks to all the school staff and administrators whose significant support ensured the event's success!