Shulamith ‘Road of Excellence’ theme of April gala


Taking Shulamith’s education to the next level is the focus of its Road to Excellence campaign and dinner, set for Tuesday, April 28 at the Sands of Atlantic Beach.

These are exciting times for Shulamith — a high school will be added in the fall and all four divisions together will soon be under one roof for the first time.

Having started 14 years ago as a branch of the Brooklyn school, the venerated 80 year old Shulamith is now run in Long Island and laser-focused on providing a cutting edge education in a safe and secure environment.

The focus of this all-important Road to Excellence dinner is to enable Shulamith to reach the next level in the areas of technology and support services that fully integrate and enhance their excellent education. 

The honorees at this year’s dinner are pillars of their communities and very accomplished professionals.

•Dr. Jonathan and Sari Altmark are the Guests of Honor.

Jonathan Altmark, a pediatric dentist, performs many volunteer functions at the Young Israel of West Hempstead, and also serves on the Chevra Kadisha, is a Hatzalah member, and delivers Tomchei Shabbos packages each week.

Sari Altmark, a speech pathologist, is a board member and Sisterhood president of their shul, as well as a class mother at Shulamith and active member of the Shulamith Parents Council.

•The Educator of the Year is Morah Shira Bokow, a beloved Pre 1A teacher at Shulamith since its second year on Long Island, who is currently completing her 20th year of teaching.

The event is being chaired by Jeff Eisenberg, who is at the helm of a strong committee of parent volunteers.

Shulamith, the oldest Jewish girls’ school in North America, has grown rapidly since it opened on Long Island 14 years ago. It presently serves 546 students from nursery through 8th grade, and is adding a 9th grade next year. Its warm, nurturing environment promotes a love of learning of both Limudei Kodesh and Secular Studies, the growth of the whole child, the development of midot tovot, and sensitivity to chesed, as well as identification with the State of Israel and the Jewish People.

The community salutes Shulamith on this important milestone and looks forward to reaping the rewards of their outstanding graduates.