PHOTOS: At left, Robin and Charlie Meyerson receive the Parents of the Year award; at right, honorees Ezra and Debbie Zilcha receive a commemorative menorah from Head of School Rabbi Raphael Landesman at the Legacy of Life fundraising dinner on May 27 at the Phoenix Art Museum.
More than 200 people attended the Legacy of Life fundraising dinner at the Phoenix Art Museum on May 27, 2015. The annual event is the largest fundraising event of the year in support of the Shearim Torah High School for Girls.
Among the highlights of the night were remarks by board president Arlene Glazer; the presentation of a commemorative menorah by Head of School Rabbi Raphael Landesman to Shearim’s 2015 honorees, Debbie and Ezra Zilcha, who helped establish the school eight years ago; remarks by Assistant Principal Chaviva Skolnik; messages from Shearim students Malka Einhorn and Rachel Landesman about their educational experiences at the school; a presentation by Esther Bronsteyn of the Parents of the Year award to Robin and Charlie Meyerson; a State of the School message by Rabbi Landesman; a video presentation about Shearim featuring students, board members and alumna; and a very moving and successful appeal for support by Arlene Glazer.
In making her request for financial support Shearim’s president Arlene Glazer said: “I am asking for your support as a way of affirming your belief that it is our responsibility to help secure the brightest and most hopeful future possible for our Jewish community. I sincerely believe that supporting Shearim is a gesture of support that goes far beyond the impact we make on the few dozen girls entrusted to us for an excellent Jewish and general studies education. Supporting Shearim is a gesture of support that transcends 30 girls. It is a demonstration that supporting traditional Jewish values and traditional Jewish education are among the most important contributors to the continued growth and vitality of our Jewish community. Maintaining essential Jewish institutions like Shearim is the best investment we can make in the health of our community and the assurance that traditional Jewish families can look to Phoenix as a robust and thriving Jewish community to make their home and raise their family.”
This year’s event was chaired by Shearim board member Susan Heller.
Founded in 2006, Shearim Torah High School for Girls is a Phoenix-based dual-curriculum all-girls Jewish high school designed to develop the Jewish woman of tomorrow. Shearim is the only Jewish high school for girls in Arizona. Its mission is to impart to its students the knowledge, strength of character, and life skills that will empower them to successfully engage all aspects of their lives as committed Jewish women. Shearim has been fully accredited since 2011 and in 2013 it received a National Honor Society Charter.
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