News and Events
Open House - December 8, 2019
Schechter Queens 1st 5K in memory of Adam Klager z"l ('05) - November 10, 2019
Schechter's Gala Dinner - May 30, 2019
Community Building at Glaze-A-Riffic - April 1, 2019
Ramah Sports Academy - April 2019
USY Discussion on Summer Programs - January 2019
Alumna Nily Rozic ('00) Speaks with Schechter Queens Teachers & Students - March 18, 2018
A Visit From an Alumnus
Schechter Queens Alumni Sukkot Event - Thursday, October 1, 2015
Members of the class of 2006 and others enjoyed an evening with friends. Though the weather didn't allow us to be in the Sukkah ... the sushi and drinks were a hit ! Natalie Hayon, Briana Hart, Melissa Glassman, Aliza Altman and Mirielle Maor from the Class of 2006 participated in the event.
SSSQ's First Network Event - June 2014
Thank you to our speakers and Alumni Council Members for their participation and support and special thank you to Yaara Bank Plotkin (’96) for helping us with logistics and the event space.
Mona Kremin ('67) Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman
Myron D. Rumeld, Esq. ('72) Partner, Proskauer
Mark I. Lev, Esq. ('73) Chairman & CEO, Wellfleet Partners, Inc.
Jonathan D. Lupkin, Esq. ('81) Founding Member, Rakower Lupkin PLLC
Ari Kirschbaum (’87) Financial Representative & Planner, New York Life Insurance Company
Eric Barna, MD ('92) MD MPH & Assistant Professor, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Hila Ratzabi ('95) Freelance Editor, Writer, Tutor, Founder of Red Sofa Salon & Poetry Workshop
Jackie Topol ('98) Registered Dietitian & Culinary Nutritionist
Richard C. Hochman ('73), Attorney at Law
Roni Grill Nadell ('92), FCB Health, VP, Account Group Supervisor
Elana Jacob ('00), Attorney, Paul Weiss
Lara Pollack ('05), HR Coordinator, Zenith Optimedia
"I enjoyed the evening and reflecting on my memories while attending SSS of Queens. But most enjoyed catching up with classmate Richard Hochman. With his amazing memory, we went through almost the entire class of 1973 and I found what most were up to. He's been much better than I in that regard. Look forward to the next event."
- Mark Lev ('73)
Legacy Video & Alumni Reunion Classes ('63) - ('69)
October 6, 2013
Sharing your memories and stories of Schechter Queens ….
Enjoying an afternoon with your Schechter family!
Dear Alumni and Friends,
This year I had the pleasure of putting together a video interviewing several alumni parents from early Schechter days – “Raconteurs” (click here to see “Raconteurs”). Throughout the video we learn the fascinating history about our school from the perspective of these alumni parents who open their hearts and share their experiences, stories and memories. Visionaries and leaders in every sense of the word choosing a Jewish day school education for their children – our school, Schechter Queens.
All were involved in the PTA when their children attended Schechter - some PTA presidents, many very hands-on for volunteering particularly helping with schools performances, chaperoning trips and being there when needed. Special thanks to the PTA under the leadership of co-presidents, Janice Bigler-Lisch and Taline Kozuch for sponsoring this project.
As an added bonus, Rabbi Alex Kaplan, the first principal at Schechter Queens was interviewed in Israel by alumna, Rachel Trager (‘00).
It has been my absolute joy being part of this project and sharing precious memories with these wonderful alumni parents.
Coupled with the excitement and emotional surge of presenting this video there was a reunion for the classes of ’63-’69. The suggestion came from Debby Danis and Naomi Danis to invite the early classes back to Schechter for an afternoon of reminiscing and reconnection. We gathered in the library for a delicious brunch, mingled and took many pictures. A moment of silence was observed for several classmates that sadly passed away.
Later we settled in the gym for the premiere of “Raconteurs” – our Schechter Legacy video. All watched with interest and it was so quiet in the room you could hear a pin drop.
Everyone that attended was glad to connect back to each other and to Schechter. Many commented that this is a day they will always remember.
To the many alumni who were not able to join us, we missed you.
Thank you to the people interviewed and to our alumni for attending. Stay connected to each other and to Schechter Queens. It was my honor working on this event and getting to know you all and I look forward to having our paths cross in the future.
Enjoy the upcoming holiday season with love and light,
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Alumni on the Move
Send your memories, ideas, notes and updates throughout the year--any time the muse strikes--to: [email protected]
Scoop - Alumni Corner
Be sure to check out issues of Scoop filled with school stories, Alumni Spotlights about some of our most inspiring alumni, along with class notes, announcements, and other information designed to keep you engaged and connected. Visit sssq.org and select the Our Community tab to read the Scoop.
We will be glad to help any members of any alumni class who are interested in planning a reunion. Please contact Naomi at: [email protected] or 718-591-9800 ext. 323 for more information.
Your support guarantees continued excellence in education today, and ensures a vibrant future. Please consider making an online donation to Schechter Queens by clicking here or sending a check made payable to: “SSSQ” and mail to:
Naomi R. Horowitz, Alumni Coordinator
Solomon Schechter School of Queens
76-16 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11366
For more information about charitable giving, kindly contact Naomi R. Horowitz, Alumni Coordinator, at [email protected]
It's Nice When Alumni Connect ...
"This morning, I returned to Schechter Queens I believe for the first time since I graduated in 1986 to watch as my nephew, Max ('15) put on his tefillin on the occasion of becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Together with my brother Ron ('84), his wife, Michelle, my nieces Zoe, a current SSSQ 5th grader and Alexa we celebrated this milestone in Max's life."
- David Amram ('86), father of three daughters all attending SSLI, in grades 4, 3 and 1.
Reunion - Class 2008 and Class 2012
You are invited back to SSSQ to see your friends and celebrate your college and high school graduations. Hope you can attend !
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Place: SSSQ Library
RSVP as soon as possible to:
1963 was the year of the first graduating class.
Do you know where graduation took place?
Q. The Year is 1961. Who am I?
- good organization skills
- strong web research skills
- experience with social networking sites (Facebook and Linked-In)
- Commitment of 20 hours
- Days and times will be determined
- Position is unpaid, you will receive a letter from the school to verify your time
Spotlight on Alumni
Leslie Lobel (’70) z'l, emigrated from New York to Israel in 2002 with an MD degree and doctorate in virology from Columbia University. Dr. Lobel was a Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a world-recognized virologist who researched a cure for hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Ebola.
Dr. Lobel z’l expressed his sentiment about our school ... "Solomon Schechter was a very special part of my life and I hope it continues to foster inspiration and wonder in its students".
View a video about Dr. Lobel’s work with Ebola by clicking the link: http://youtu.be/TKQEz3XCvpE
Ivan Menchell ('74) writer/producer whose Broadway credits include Bonnie & Clyde (book), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (additional material), and The Cemetery Club. Click here to read more about him.
Eric Benaim (’93) who switched careers from an event production and marketing company to Real Estate and has been recognized by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg as one of 40 under 40 Queens Rising Stars and later, recognized by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as one of 40 under 40 Brooklyn Rising Stars. Eric was the first person to be awarded the honor in both boroughs. Click here to read more about him.
Nily Rozic ('00) New York's 25th District Assemblywoman representing neighborhoods in northeast Queens, including Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside and Douglaston. Click here to read more about her.
Our Annual Campaign
The unrestricted funds raised through this campaign help us balance the budget, deliver new, cutting-edge technology to the classroom, engage our faculty in professional development activities, and provide enrichment opportunities for our students.
The Annual Campaign reaches out to all Board Members, current and past parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to help us achieve our goal: Jewish Life for Jewish Children.