Volume 31 Issue 3 18 Feb 2022 17 Adar I 5782

Securing our future

Marla Bozic – President of the Emanuel School Foundation

On behalf of the Emanuel School Foundation, welcome to the 2022 school year!

We hope you are all healthy and transitioning smoothly back into the school routine. These last months have been challenging for everyone, and we hope that the Emanuel School Community has been a source of joy and support for you and your children.

Capital Appeal update

The 2021 Capital Appeal was a huge success with $10 million raised to redevelop and expand the Adler Building. You would have noticed that over the summer that the Primary School has had classroom rearrangement in preparation for the building works to begin.

Thanks to growing demand for pluralist education and our impressive track record, our School is bursting at the seams. Smartly repurposing the building helps enormously in ensuring Sydney’s Jewish Community has a school with exceptional educational facilities.

Thank you for empowering Emanuel School to grow!

Emanuel B’yachad – Emanuel Together

Foundation update

The Emanuel School Foundation works on a variety of initiatives that are designed to ensure the long-term viability and success of the School.

From the moment my family first walked through the Waxman Gates, the Emanuel School community has welcomed us with open arms. As such, it is an honour to give back and serve as President and Emanuel School Foundation Chair to a community that has brought so much richness and friendship to our lives. I have met and spoken with many of you throughout the course of the Capital Appeal and look forward to connecting with more of you as we ensure the success of Emanuel School for generations to come.

New Foundation Board Members

We would like to welcome parents, Kevin Smaller and Ruby Berkovic, to the Foundation Board who have joined Ashley Rockman and Paul Miller.

Kevin has recently been involved in the Capital Appeal, having watched his kids go through Kornmehl and now the Primary School. He is passionate about ensuring that Emanuel continues to cater for the growth in demand of Sydney’s diverse Jewish community who want their kids to get an all round great education from a Jewish school.

Ruby has spent the last five years friendraising and fundraising as Co-President of the Emanuel School P&F. She is honoured to support the Emanuel Foundation in its investment for the Emanuel students of today and for generations to come. Kevin and Ruby have shown great enthusiasm, dedication and care for the Emanuel community.

We look forward to continuing the successful work of the Foundation with their vision and leadership.

Thank you

At the end of last year, we said farewell to Grant McCorquodale and Derek Manoy as they stepped down from the Foundation Board. Thank you to them both for their years of commitment, support and service to the School and Foundation. Through their leadership and guidance, the Foundation was well-governed and sustainable, and the School has experienced impressive growth.

New opportunities  

We are excited to share that there are several opportunities available for parents who want to be more engaged with the Foundation Board. Your involvement is instrumental in keeping Emanuel School vibrant, inclusive, and successful.

The Emanuel School Foundation prides itself on its commitment to ensuring the successful future of our School and its students. We look forward to a very exciting school year guided by the school values of Tikkun Olam, Social justice, religious pluralism, egalitarianism, acceptance of diversity and commitment to the State of Israel.

As always, we welcome any comments or questions you have. Please feel free to contact me at: foundation@emanuelschool.nsw.edu.au