Parents, grandparents, alumni, and the community at large are invited to join the Jewish Educational Center of Elizabeth, NJ as it celebrates the 50th year anniversary of its Bruriah High School for Girls division on Monday evening, June 3.

The celebration will take place as part of the JEC’s 73rd Annual Dinner, honoring Mrs. Chanie Moskowitz and Ephraim and Amy Bassan and will commence at 6:00 p.m. at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.

Bruriah is the premier Modern Orthodox Jewish high school for girls in the entire country, attracting students from across the tri-state area, as well as Florida, California, Illinois, Texas, and other countries. They are proud to count among its alumnae a Rhodes Scholar and a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient.

The Jewish Educational Center of Elizabeth has over 800 students enrolled in its three divisions, from nursery through twelfth grade. Since 1941, the JEC has fulfilled its commitment to educate our youth, integrating both secular and religious studies that provide graduates with the skills needed for a professional life, and a moral framework consistent with our traditions and values.

Also slated to be honored that evening is Educator of the Year, Mrs. Chanie Moskowitz, who is the outgoing principal of the boys’ high school, the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy. RTMA too, boasts among its alumni a Rhodes Scholar, as well as the former director of the department of Homeland Security. The school has flourished under the 17 years of Mrs. Moskowitz’s tenure, reinforcing its commitment to educational excellence. She will be succeeded by Rabbi Peretz Hochbaum, who among other initiatives, will be launching a new masmidim program for the incoming ninth grade.

The Lev Tov Award will be presented to Ephraim and Amy Bassan, an Elizabeth couple who have devoted their lives to the betterment of mankind: locally, through the JEC school and synagogue, as well as more broadly, through their work with the international AMIT aid organization.

It will be an exceptional evening, and former teachers and alumni from around the world are expected to attend, including a keynote by Rabbi Chaim Wasserman, who is flying in from Israel for the occasion.

There will also be a special memorial tribute to Mrs. Chaya Newman, a’h, Bruriah’s former principal who was a trailblazer in the realm of yeshiva education for Jewish high school girls. The pedagogic techniques she pioneered and programs she established are models around the world, and often other schools come to Bruriah to learn from the examples that she set in place.

For more information, visit and follow the links for dinner information, registration, and to watch the exciting promotional video. v


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