With Love from AHAVA – The SSDS Parents’ Association

Our parents are among our school’s most important resources. This army of volunteers carries “word of mouth” into the greater community to current prospective parents; donating their man- and woman-power, enthusiasm, and tireless dedication to school projects and programs that cannot be staffed by professional staff and faculty. AHAVA is our very own welcome-wagon, our diplomatic corps, cheerleading squad, and project managers all rolled up into one.

There are many ways to get involved throughout the school year; and there is something to fit everyone’s time, interests, & talents.
View a list of volunteer opportunities.


AHAVA Executive Board


Caryn Shaw
Sarah Nanus
Arielle Greenbaum Saposh


Arlene Saphier Horowitz


Erica Kohl

Immediate Past President

Shiri Redensky




Rachel Adler. Samantha Asulin. Catherine Brown. Merav Brown. Adina Finkelstein. Susan Gross. Valery Harrar. Tracy Kaplan. Dalia Lerner. Dvorah Malek. Deborah Marcus. Alicia Messer. Sarit Perry. Heather Rabinowitz. Sharon Seidman Singer. Tammy Ween


AHAVA Program Chairs

Advertising – Jonathan Apter

AHAVA Reads Book Club – Deborah Marcus

Art to Remember – Pascale Warman

Birthday Club – Eileen Margulies

Box Tops – Erica Kohl

Class Parent Liaisons – Tammy Ween & Dvorah Malek

Lunch Volunteer Coordinator – Sarit Perry

Lunch Captains – Pascale Warman & Susan Gross

Hesed Committee – Deborah Marcus & Betsy Zvulun

Holiday Foods – Chelsea Gleis, Sandra Shakun,Chaya Torgovicky & Ariela Edelson

Schechter Spirit Apparel – Jill Kaplan & Jessica Berman

School Supplies – Arlene Saphier Horowitz


AHAVA Special Event Chairs

New Student & Buddy Picnic  Jaimie Finkelstein & Amy Igel – August 13, 2017

AHAVA Welcome Back Reception Caryn Shaw, Sarah Nanus & Arielle Greenbaum Saposh – September 5, 2017

Moms’ Night Out Heather Rabinowitz, Shlomit Davies & Amy Kontorovich – September 26, 2017

Lulav & Etrog Sale Michelle Nadel & Arlene Saphier-Horowitz – September 26, 2017

Middle School Sukkah Party  Toby Schonberg & Alan Eras – October 9, 2017

Schechter Booktique Dalia Lerner, Rachel Adler & Merav Brown – October 29, 2017

Dads’ Night Out   Hal Messer & Jonathan Apter

Mishloah Manot   Dvorah Malek, Valery Harrar & Sandra Shakun – February 15, 2018

The Lorraine Eras, z”l Purim Seudah Susan Gross, Deborah Marcus & Stacey Sager –  March 1, 2018

Purim Carnival Tammy Ween, Gena Khelemsky & Ariella Adika – March 1, 2018

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration Merav Brown, Chaya Torgovicky, Ronit Sandomirski &

Hava Greenfest – April 19, 2018

AHAVA Thank You Reception – May 30, 2018

Faculty Luncheon  Solange Captan, Sharon Seidman-Singer & Lisa Berger – June 20, 2018


AHAVA School Run Programs

First-Grade Siddur Ceremony  Catherine Brown, Rona Lotan, Gabby Schwartzbard &

Ruhama Shemesh – May 25, 2018

Second-Grade Humash Ceremony Rachel Apter, Gena Khelemsky, Sarit Perry & Chava Wolin – January 26, 2018

Third-Grade Havdalah Ceremony  Solange Captan, Susan Gross, Stacey Sager & Renee Zeiger  – February 24, 2018