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ANNUAL EVENT: January 23rd, 2022

 

Our Annual Event is a wonderful celebration of SHAS, our community, and our honorees.
 
It is a much anticipated event that has come to be known as a special evening,
with the warmth and flavor of all things SHAS.
 
 

Honorees

Phyllis and David Schacht

 

R. William Striar Service Award Recipients

Alyssa Rosenbaum

 

Aliza Salomon

 

Faculty Award

Julie Sohn Galler

 

5th Grade Graduating Class

Ella A., Baer H., Eshkol K-G.,

Shifra L., Maya M., Sara S.

 

 

 

Please Join Us On

Sunday Night, January 23rd

 7:45 pm. 

 

DUE TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, OUR PROGRAM WILL ONCE AGAIN BE VIRTUAL

 

Our annual event this year is a night of entertainment including Jukebox Bingo and a dinner for two delivered within the Sharon and Canton Communities. Jukebox Bingo is a brand new version of an old favorite - it's Bingo, but where traditional numbers are replaced by popular songs, logos and trivia and taking Bingo to the next level.

Family and friends are invited to attend

To recognize our honorees by placing an ad in our ad journal or

to register for the event, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

 

 

About Our 2021-22 Honorees:


Phyllis and David Schacht

 

Phyllis and David Schacht have dedicated over 25 years of service to the Sharon community.

Since 1996, Phyllis has co-chaired the ad journal, served over eight years on the SHAS board as Secretary, President/Co-President, Liaison for and member of the Committee on Trustees, Strategic Planning Committee and President Ex-officio and Chair of the Head of School Support and Evaluation Committee. She has also served multiple roles at the Mikvah: Librarian, House Chair, Board Member and Co-President! Beyond that, Phyllis has also worked with YIS to support Kiddush and as Co-chair of the Bikor Cholim committee. 

David, her steadfast and generous husband, has served on the YIS Board as Treasurer and Education Chair. For the Mikvah, he delivered shalach manot for nearly thirty years! He runs interfaith activities and acts as Jewish Facilitator and Liaison for the Youth Lead high school program.

Please join us in celebrating as we honor the Schachts as this year’s main honorees for the Annual SHAS Event.

Alyssa and Jay
Adara, Yardena and Jeremy

 

This year we honor Alyssa Rosenbaum as one of our service honorees. Alyssa has been a prime example of a volunteer willing to support the SHAS community whenever and wherever she’s needed. Alyssa’s start on the SHAS board coincided with her establishment of the SHAS PTO, bringing together parents and staff to raise money and provide community events and programs. The PTO started by running vacation programs, concerts, and Pre-Pesach wine sales. The PTO has continued to grow and change over the years and now takes about 10 people to run all the programs! 

After a short hiatus, Alyssa joined the board a second time, providing human resources expertise, as a member of the head of school support and evaluation committee (HOSSEC), and advising the school on critical issues. Alyssa’s attention to detail and process provided the board with HR guidance as SHAS transitioned between two heads of school. 

Most recently, after her children had been out of SHAS for over 10 years, Alyssa once again said yes when asked, and joined the board as Vice President. When she saw the need, Alyssa stepped up to the huge undertaking of chairing the Head of School Search Committee. She helped to attract and screen candidates with her committee, and gathered feedback from parents and staff alike as to their ideas regarding the role of the HOS and the interviewees. Alyssa’s leadership and hard work led to the hiring of our current head of school, Rabbi Soffer, who has solidified SHAS as a growing and vibrant day school for the greater Sharon community. Last year, Alyssa moved into the role of chair of the Shavuot appeal, an important fundraising initiative that provides the funds needed to allow all of those who desire a Jewish education to fulfill that goal at SHAS. 

SHAS has been so lucky to be the beneficiary of Alyssa’s dedication and commitment to the school and community. She is a model of devotion to SHAS and so well-deserving of this honor. Mazal Tov Alyssa!

Aliza and Tuvie Salomon
Tzvi, Tamar and Shani

 

Aliza and her husband Tuvie moved from New York to Sharon in 2018 along with their three children Tzvi (2nd grade), Tamar (Kdg), and Shani(N/PK). From day one, Aliza started volunteering at SHAS and rarely says no to anything asked of her! 

She has always worked with the Parent-Teacher Organization and this year is a co-chair. She organized donations of healthy snacks for our students, implemented a school-wide hot lunch program, worked on the Ad Journal committee and ran the Pesach Wine Sale. Aliza is always available to help with smaller tasks as well such as school mailings, posing her kids and their friends for a birthday postcard, the SHAS Hanukkah event and the PTO Shavuot flower fundraiser. Aliza and Tuvie are Mentors/Vatikim for our new families, are SHAS Parent Ambassadors for prospective families and helps with the Teacher Appreciation Committee making sure our faculty is recognized throughout the year for all their hard work and devotion to our students. as well as an active member of the Parent Teacher Organization which she is co-charing this year.

Aliza is a דוגמה אישית role model for what it means to give of your time and yourself in support of your local Jewish day school community. This year, we are honored to present Aliza with the R. William Striar Service award and thank her for her endless support of the school ensuring its growth and continuity. Mazal Tov, Aliza!

Julie and Ezra Galler
Elisha, Meital, Elan and Yakira

 

This year we honor Julie Galler as our SHAS staff honoree. It’s impossible to look at Striar Hebrew Academy today without seeing Julie’s imprint on nearly every aspect of our school. With intelligence, creativity, determination, and a great deal of hard work, Julie has played a vital role in ensuring our school’s growth over the last 25 years from a fledgling program into a vibrant academic institution. She began her service to SHAS as a lay leader in 1995 and continued  to be involved at SHAS even after her 4 children had long since graduated (Elisha  ‘07, Meital ‘10, Elan ‘13 and Yakira ‘16).

Julie began her professional tenure at SHAS in 2018 as interim Executive Director, after her years as Co-President of the SHAS board.  She fervently believed in SHAS and its vital role in the Sharon Jewish community, saw the need to allow time for a Head of School search, and bravely took her passion to lead the school in a strong and steadfast way during a period of tremendous change. For the past two and a half years, Julie has been the Director of Institutional Advancement. In this role, Julie has passionately devoted herself to attracting new students and families to our school, marketing the great school that we have, and encouraging donors to support us.

Julie’s creativity, boundless energy, and hard work played an important role in ensuring the growth of SHAS. She believes in providing multiple opportunities for our constituents to connect with the school and Judaism by establishing the Vatik/Chadash program, Rosh Chodesh Initiative, Limud with Rabbi Soffer, Days of Learning, a SHAS book club, Taste of SHAS kit,  and so much more.  Julie attributes her achievements to the amazing support, strength and  wisdom she receives daily from the SHAS administration, faculty, parents and students!  

We feel blessed that the community has benefited from Julie’s talents these past years and we are so thrilled to bestow this honor on her and thank her for her years of professional and volunteer service to SHAS.  Mazal Tov Julie!