Thursday, January 24, 2019

(l-r) Rabbi Knapp, Joel Kirschner and Adam Fried.

Judy Friedman (l) with her daughter, Rebecca Jankowitz.

The Carmel and Zakheim families with Rabbi Knapp and Pam Scheininger.

(Courtesy of Yavneh Academy) On Saturday evening, January 13, over 800 attendees gathered at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck for Yavneh Academy’s annual dinner celebrating Yavneh’s 75th anniversary.

Guests gathered to celebrate the school and to pay homage to this year’s honorees: Joel Kirschner—Guest of Honor, The Carmel/Zakheim Family—Legacy Award, and Judy Friedman—Faculty Recognition Award. Michael Wimpfheimer and Bonnie Silfen, Yavneh parents, co-chaired the event.

The funds raised through the dinner are critical in supporting Yavneh’s annual campaign, which enables the school to innovate, support families in need and utilize the very best educational tools and programs. The generosity of the school’s donors allows Yavneh to achieve its dual mandate of “affordable excellence.”