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2016 Scholarship Breakfast

We were delighted to honor Dr. Naomi Knoller and Mrs. Irene Stein at our Scholarship Breakfast in June.

Dr. Naomi Knoller

 

Dr. Naomi Knoller has been a pillar of the TABC lay leadership team for the last seven years, serving as a trusted Board member as well as Vice President on the Executive Board.  Naomi has faithfully served as liaison to the Education, Recruitment and Building Committees, consistently going above and beyond the call of duty and striving for excellence. Together with her husband Marc, Naomi has successfully fundraised for both TABC's annual and scholarship campaigns, always trying to expand the circle of donors and build critical support for our school. One of Naomi's greatest contributions to TABC has been the conception, development and successful implementation of the annual Shavuot Afternoon Learning Program, which offers a variety of shiurim given by TABC Rabbeim throughout Shavuot in local shuls.  Above all, Noami invests her greatest energy in the beautiful family she and Marc have built, as parents to Elana, Shmuel '13 and Yair '16.  Following the example of community service set by her parents, Stanley (z"l) and Judith Rudoff, Naomi came to her role at TABC following service on the Moriah board and as a founding member of the Yeshivat Noam board.  When not at TABC on either Board business or as a proud Hockey Mom (Go Storm!), Naomi is a practicing Optometrist in Westchester, specializing in Contact Lenses and Low Vision.

Mrs. Irene Stein

Mrs. Irene Stein, a veteran instructor of mathematics, teaches Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus at TABC.  Over the past nine years, in addition to her classroom contributions, she has significantly expanded the TABC Math League resulting in great success in a wide range of leagues and competitions.  Mrs. Stein has served on several teaching advisory committees for the state commissioner of education as well as the New Jersey Math League.  She was chosen Bergen County Teacher of the Year by the Governor’s Recognition Award Committee, is a two time recipient of the national Edyth May Sliffe Award for distinguished teaching of high school mathematics and was also recognized for her professional accomplishments with the Tandy Technology Award.  Additionally, Mrs. Stein has received several awards for excellence in mathematics education from Penn, Tufts, Rutgers and the University of Chicago. She graduated magna cum laude from City College of New York where she placed first in the College of Education and was an officer of Kappa Delta Pi.  Mrs. Stein is well respected by her students, alumni and colleagues.  She is known for going above and beyond the regular classroom instruction and for her unique ability to convey difficult concepts in a clear and understandable way. She is appreciated for her high level of instruction, superior expectations and outstanding commitment to the individual success of each of her students.

BRUCE RITHOLTZ z"l SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 
In 2015, with the community's generous support, TABC established the Bruce Ritholtz z”l Scholarship Fund, named in memory of our beloved friend, alumni parent and community member, Bruce Ritholtz, who dedicated so much time, energy and resources to building our new campus. This fund is a special and meaningful way to honor Bruce's legacy and support Jewish education, something so important to Bruce and his family. TABC is proud to offer over $1 million in need-based scholarships each year. In order to uphold our mission, and continue to provide an excellent and top-quality educational, co-curricular and religious experience, we rely on the generosity of our community. Your charitable contribution to this Scholarship Fund enables TABC to continue to achieve and grow in academic excellence while remaining financially accessible to our families. .