Julie Thaler

Julie Thaler, Class of 1980 Julie (Rosenthal) Thaler is a renowned educator. She has been in the field of Jewish early childhood education for over 20 years. Thaler has worked at several major Jewish Day Schools in the New York Metropolitan area including Heschel, Ramaz and Solomon Schechter of Bergen

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Dan Scher

Dan Scher, Class of 1997 Dan Scher – known to many as the beloved director of Camp Givah – has been active in the Capital District’s Jewish community for many years. For 10 years he served as an advisor for the local chapter of Kadima, the middle school Jewish youth

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Jay Lefkowitz

Jay Lefkowitz, Class of 1980 Jay Lefkowitz is a senior partner in the New York City office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of the firm’s Worldwide Management Committee. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, teaching seminars in presidential decision-making and Supreme Court advocacy.

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Dr. Michael Kay

Dr. Michael Kay, Class of 1993 Dr. Michael Kay has been head of school at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester since 2013. He holds an undergraduate degree in Religion and History from Harvard University and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Jewish Studies from New York University, where he wrote

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Shira Arcus

Shira Arcus, Class of 1997 Shira Arcus is a Kindergarten teacher at The IDEAL School & Academy, an independent, non-profit, co-educational school. IDEAL is an acronym that stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, Acceptance, and Leadership. Arcus – daughter or former HACD Kindergarten teacher and administrator Lorraine Arcus – received her

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