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The Solomon Schechter Academy Children's Foundation

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SSA’s Annual Giving Campaign Raises $621,518

Thanks to the generous support of over 220 families, we are proud to announce that we are breaking ground on a brand new gymnasium with expected completion in October, as well as three new flexible and innovative classrooms for Grade 5 students, made possible in part by the Home & School Association. 

Thank you for leading the way! Watch our special announcement video now:

“As my ancestors planted for me, so do I plant for those who will come after me.” - Talmud

Sondra & Martin Schwartz and Family Gymnasium

The new gymnasium is made possible by a lead gift from Sondra & Martin Schwartz and their family, Debra & Jonathan Chomski '87, Naomi & Andrew Schwartz, and Zachary '18, Alexandra '20, Matthew '23, Eve '27, Leigh '29, Bo '32, and David '32. 

“SSA is important to my family. We are proud to give the children of our community the best opportunities, so they can take their education and experiences with them throughout their life.”

Assaraf Family Gallery  

A brand new viewing gallery above the gymnasium will allow spectators to cheer on our student athletes, and is made possible by a lead gift from Melissa '92 and Michael Assaraf, and their children Charles '23, Katie '24, Max '26, and Leo '29. 

“Solomon Schechter Academy is a leader in supporting the mental and physical well-being of its students, so investing in our children’s school is our top priority.”

SSA’s Leadership Spearheads New Projects

We are grateful for the hard work and support of our Board of Trustees, led by President Steven Karachinsky, Vice-President Karen Payne, and Treasurer Richard Schnurbach; our Real Estate Committee, Chaired by Ryan Blatt; and our Development Committee: Robbie Peck, Chair; Melissa Assaraf '92, Deputy Chair; Elisa Dahan; Josh Fisher; Philip Kakon '98; Steven Karachinsky; Karina Roskies '98; Andrew Schwartz.

Pictured in photo: Richard Schnurbach, Incoming President; Robbie Peck, Development Committee Chair; Steven Erdelyi, Head of School; and Julie Schneider, Assistant Head of School.