High School Alumni at Yiddler
January 21, 2013
Over 50 high school alumni reunited with their teachers and friends for this year’s 8th grade play, Yiddler. This year’s production of Yiddler, was a clever combination of Yentl and Fiddler on the Roof.
Alumni Gatherings in 2011 - 2012
Fall to Spring 2011 - 2012
Schechter friendships last a lifetime and around the country SSDS alumni got together and shared their pictures with us.
Class of 2001 (and Brandeis 2009) with Sam Shoolman, Jacob Kann, Jamie Jick, Adam Eisenberg.
Class 2002 met in NYC to watch Jacob Liberman perform in a play.
Back row: Arielle Amir, Jessica Leifer, Elianna Starr, Naomi Ratner, Jacob Liberman, Gabi Redner; Front row: Beth Brandeis, Laurel Marcus, Ariel Silberstein.
Alums in Boston at the University Club
Back row: Eli Lederman '95, Adam Eisenberg '01, Joel Karas '99, Josh Grodin '97, Lara Freishtat '’96, Erica Birnbaum '99, Joseph Simons '98, Mike Jabbawy '96 Front row: Ezra Samet '97, Dan Toledano '01, Sam Wald '94, Abby Shoolman '99
Spring, 2012, Head of School, Arnie Zar-Kessler, mets Rachel Webber '96 near her Tumblr office.
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Annual Meeting of Alumni and 8th graders
June 14, 2012
Four Alumni shared their experiences in high school, college, enlisting in the Navy (Simons) and pursuing their passions. It was a wonderful interaction between the Class of 2012 and these alums. Click here to read the alums thoughts. View photo gallery.
NYC Alumni Event
June 8, 2012
Head of School, Arnie Zar-Kessler, and Alumni Director, Sharon Mintz, were thrilled to meet up with alums in New York for a lively Shabbat dinner at Talia's Steakhouse. Everyone enjoyed the warm evening, Manischewitz wine (we then ordered some Merlot and Chardonnay), hearing SSDS updates and hanging out with alums from the late 90's and 2000's. View photo gallery.
Class 2008 - 4 year Reunion Barbecue
May 16, 2012
Our largest post high school reunion ever - 80% of the Class of 2008 came back to Schechter for a warm, wonderful evening on May 16, 2012. View photo gallery.
Class 1979 Reunion
April 29, 2012
"Tucked away at a secret location, on April 29th fourteen from the class of '79 had a planned gathering. For some it was the first time reconnecting since 1975. While the event was intentionally void of fundraising, slideshows, videographers, and even family members, the Schechter spirit resonated strongly for the guests. ...continue here View photo gallery.
Alumns in Israel 2011-2012
SSDS '07 gang in Israel got together for Thanksgiving in Jerusalem. In April, alumni living and studying in Israel met up with SSDS faculty and the 8th graders. View photo gallery.
Reunions for Alums
in High School and College
There were two reunions for alumni to come cheer on the 8th graders in their performance of "Mary Poppins." On College Night classes 2003-2007 were represented. On High School Night classes 2008-2011 were represented. View photo gallery.
50th Anniversary Celebration
November 26, 2011
Class of 2007 from Gann Academy
Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2007 who graduated June 2011 from Gann Academy.
Class of 2007 - 4th Reunion
May 18, 2011
Even though it was a rainy night, most of the Class of 2007 came back to the Upper School for a lively barbecue reunion.
Class of 1985 - 25th Reunion
June 20, 2010
Members of the Class of 1985 came from Silver Spring, MD, Portland, ME and Portland, OR and New York, and many MA towns to spend a weekend together. The adults celebrated on Saturday night with a Mexican fiesta and on Sunday alums, spouses and many children came to the SSDS lower school for a picnic. Even in the shade, it was hard to find a cool spot but everyone had a great time getting together and playing frisbee and basketball with their kids.
Alumni Reunion in Washington, DC
January , 2010
Sharon Mintz, Director of Alumni Relations and Arnie Zar-Kessler, Head of School, went to Washington D.C. and met with alumni from a broad range of classes, 1975-2001. A festive pre-State of the Union Reunion was held at Lounge 201 on Capitol Hill.
Class 2005 4 Year Reunion
May 20 , 2009
On a beautiful spring evening members of the Class of 2005 and some of their parents and siblings came back to Schechter for a 4 year barbeque reunion.
Classes 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Classes 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 all got together for a pizza reunion before the 8th graders performed the Hebrew musical, "My Fairy Lady."
Daren Simkin, '96 Published his First Book
Daren Simkin, '96 published his first book, "The Traveler" last fall. Daniel Simkin, '93 did the illustrations. Schechter hosted a coffee night book signing at Starbucks and alums from the 90's came to congratulate Daren and read his delightful fable about Charlie who has spent too much of his "time" doing things he doesn't want to do, so he sets off on an adventure to spend his "time" better. View photo gallery.
Class of 1998 Tenth Year Reunion
Thanks to the planning and tracking down of classmates by Jenny Cohen, the Class of 1998 had a fabulous and well attended 10 year reunion Thanksgiving weekend at the Musicant/Cohen home.
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Alumni Reunion at the Harvard Faculty Club
Alumni living in Boston met up with Head of School Arnie Zar-Kessler for drinks and conversation at the Harvard Faculty Club.
Class of 2004 Alumni Family Reunion
May 29, 2008
Alumni Reunion for Classes 2004, 2005,
January 22, 2008
On a cold January night more than 100 alums currently in high school came to the annual alumni pizza reunion party before the 8th grade Hebrew Musical. The alumni filled up the balcony section and enthusiastically cheered this year's 8th grade class performing "South Pacific."
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Alumni Parent Reunion
More than 80 alumni parents, whose children graduated from Schechter in the 1990's, served on the committee for the "Coming Home to Schechter" wine and hors d'oeuvres evening held at the Lower School.View Photo Gallery
High School Alumni Reunion
One hundred alumni, members of the classes of 2003-2006, attended the annual High School Reunion before a performance of the eighth grade play. The event conflicted with the Patriots-Colts games, but our alums didn't care. They visited with old friends and favorite teachers, ate pizza, and then enjoyed a performance of "Oliver!"View Photo Gallery
Class of 2006 Dance Reunion
The Class of 2006 is a very close class with a lot of SSDS spirit. It didn't take long for them to want a reunion and they quickly planned a Saturday night Dance Reunion which was held at the Upper School. Nearly the entire class showed up and danced, ate and talked for hours.View Photo Gallery
Class of 2002 Family Reunion
More than 40 members of the Class of 2002, together with their parents and siblings, enjoyed the annual Alumni 4-Year Reunion for recent high school graduates. Head of School Arnold Zar-Kessler and many teachers stopped by the barbecue to renew acquaintances with their former students.View Photo Gallery
New York Reunion
The annual SSDS Alumni Reunion in New York City was in a new venue this year. Instead of dinner at a kosher restaurant, alums and family members met on a gorgeous Sunday in Central Park for a pizza picnic.
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Alumni Reunion in Israel
Alumni from the Classes of 1983-2001 joined with members of the current eighth grade for the annual Israel Reunion, timed to coincide with the Grade 8 Israel Study Tour. Attendees included participants in the Young Judaea year course and alumni spending their junior year in Israel as well as alums now living in Israel. The alums were delighted to reconnect with faculty and meet share SSDS memories with the Class of 2006.
Alums who will be in Israel next spring are invited to contact the Alumni Office at email@example.com to get information about the 2007 Israel Reunion.
Alumni Fund New Playground Equipment
Thanks to the generosity of 25 alumni, our Lower School students are enjoying five new pieces of playground equipment. The children greeted the climbing structures, funnel balls, and four-seat seesaw with cries of “This is so awesome,” while one contributing alum responded: “I hope those kids are as happy at SSDS as I was. It's a beautiful thing to be afforded such a fine education.”
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Classes 2002-2005: Reunion
Schechter Alums from the classes of 2002-2005 always enjoy the pizza dinner reunion that happens before the 8th grade Hebrew Musical. In January 2006, more than 115 alums came together for dinner and then stayed to watch the all Hebrew production of "Bye Bye Birdie".
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Class of 1995: 10-Year Reunion
Twenty-seven members of the Class of 1995 attended Schechter’s largest ever Ten-Year Reunion. The alums relished the opportunity to renew acquaintances, chat with some of their former teachers, and get caught up on news of their classmates. Members of the Class of 1995 are pursuing a number of professional avenues, from attending law, medical, journalism, and rabbinical school, to working at such jobs as: clinical social worker at domestic violence shelter, theatre director, real estate property manager, clinical research associate at cancer center, sales, publishing, college admissions, web developer, and teaching children with autism.
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Class of 1994: 10-Year Reunion
The Class of 1994 rang in the Jewish New Year with a lively, very well attended 10 year reunion at the Goldstein home. Alums, spouses, significant others, past and current Heads of School and even a teacher gathered together for a spirited evening.