Yeshiva Har Torah's Twenty-Ninth Annual Scholarship Dinner
Motzaei Shabbat, March 3, 2018, 8:30PM
(Note Change of Date)
Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation
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Guests of Honor: Ilana and Emil Ghatan
Ilana and Emil Ghatan are the proud parents of Yeshiva Har Torah students Ariel Haaim (5th grade), Liron Milia (3rd grade) and Itamar Isaac (Kindergarten). Emil serves on our Board of Directors and Ilana serves as a lunch mom and regular P. T. A. volunteer. Perhaps more importantly, the Ghatans do a great deal of chessed under the radar within the Yeshiva Har Torah community. They anticipate needs and take the initiative to help our Yeshiva in a myriad of ways, always with humility and sincerity. In addition, the Ghatans actively help to meet the needs of the broader Jewish community both here, where their home is always open to anyone in need, and in Israel, where they have established a food distribution facility for the needy. They embody the very finest values of our Yeshiva and their positive impact is felt by many.
Pillars of Jewish Education: Udi and Dr. Jules Winokur
Udi and Jules Winokur are a very giving couple. Udi has served several terms on the YHT Board of Directors and has chaired many P. T. A. committees. Together, Udi and Jules responded generously when we undertook our building expansion and dedicated one of our Teachers’ Lounges in honor of their parents. In addition, Jules has graciously shared his “hidden talents” with us. The Winokurs are deeply involved in the Great Neck community and serve as role models for us all. Proofs of their commitment to the values that we hold dear are their special children, Emily (YHT ’13), Alex (8th grade), Jane (3rd grade) and Caleb (1st grade).
Aishet Chayil Awardee: Mrs. Ilana Talitian
Ilana Talitian is one of those people who seems to be ready to do “whatever needs to be done,” and she does it with a smile, with grace and with flair. While Ilana has been involved in many P. T. A. committees, one of her “claims to fame” is her spearheading of the YHT Facebook page
, which, to this day, she continues to help manage [Ed. Note: go "like" our page on Facebook and Instagram]. Ilana is a down-to-earth individual who, together with her husband Michael, have succeeded in passing their unusually fine midot on to their children, Joshua (YHT ’17), Nava (7th grade), Coby (2nd grade) and Aliya (Kindergarten).
Faculty Award for Distinguished Service: Ms. Cindy Kopman
Now in her 22nd year at Yeshiva Har Torah, Ms. Cindy Kopman has long been a role model of a caring, professional educator. Ms. Kopman has developed our Junior High School Science program into a widely respected premiere program. She makes science come alive for her students, whether through lecture or laboratory. Many YHT graduates cite the 7th grade Science Fair
as a highlight of their Elementary school experience and Ms. Kopman as one their most caring and committed teachers. High schools often report to us that YHT graduates are exceedingly prepared in science. All of this is due to Mrs. Kopman’s genuine passion for her craft, love of the subject matter, and her concern for each student.
At this year's dinner we're saluting the Yeshiva Har Torah Class of 1998 in honor of the the 20th year anniversary of their graduation.