Arnold Zar-Kessler
Outstanding Alumni Award

Now accepting nominations!

Created in 2014, this award is given in honor of Arnold Zar-Kessler's many years of dedication to and leadership of the Solomon Schechter Day School. It will be presented to an alumna/us annually whose life embodies Schechter’s vision and mission. Through professional, academic or volunteer roles, the recipient has demonstrated leadership and made a significant contribution to their field and/or community.

The committee is comprised of the current Head of School, Director of Alumni Relations, Arnold Zar-Kessler, Alumni Chairs and a longstanding member of faculty to be appointed annually by the Head of School.

Nominations may be made by submitting a letter to and are due by March 15. Include a paragraph on why you think this person meets the criteria above. Please be specific. Decisions will be made in April and the award will be presented at eighth grade graduation.

Previous Awardees:
2014: Rabbi Ilana Garber '91
2014: Dr. Mitchell Schwaber '78
2015: Jeremy Blumenthal z"l '83
2015: Teddy Fischer '00
2016: Yosef Abramowitz '78
2016: Heidi Brirnbaum Aaronson '96
2017: Jackie Schon '99
2017: Rahel Berkovits '83

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“My Schechter education has left me with a passion for Judaism and a passion for learning, which are both fundamental parts of who I am today. I am eternally grateful to Schechter for helping to shape my identity, and I hope that by donating, I can allow younger generations of Schechter students to share in this experience.” - Talia Greenberg ’07

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