The Mordecai and Monique Katz Academic Building

120 West Century Road, Paramus, New Jersey, 07652

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Lunch and Learn, Thursday, May, 9, Yom Yerushalayim: Messianic Perspectives on the State of Israel by: Rabbi Joshua Wald

Frisch Adult Education

Please join us
As We Dine, Deliberate and Discuss

Yom Yerushalayim: Messianic Perspectives on the State of Israel
Presentation by: Rabbi Joshua Wald
 Mashgiach Ruchani
Thursday, May 9, 2013
12 – 1 p.m.

(Lunch begins at 11:30am)

The Frisch School

The Henry & Esther Swieca Family Campus
The Mordecai & Monique Katz Academic Building
120 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ
Co-Sponsored by the FPA
RSVP required:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: FOR WOMEN ONLY! 2nd Annual Frisch Fashion Show, May 19

The Second Annual Fashion Show will take place on May 19 at 7 PM at The Frisch School! This year the fashion show will also include performances by the Frisch Dance Team!

Our theme this year, Who's the Fairest of Them All?: Fair Food. Fair Trade. Fair World., focuses on eco-friendly and fair trade practices. A portion of our proceeds will go to Somaly Mam, an organization that works to end human trafficking and help its survivors create and sustain lives of dignity.

Join us on May 19 for a celebration of female artistic talent!

For more information, please email

With excitement,
The Frisch RealSchool Fashion Team and Frisch Dance Team

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mayor @CoryBooker gives an Unconventional Dvar Torah- Photos of the Sports Breakfast

Thank you for making The 4th Annual Cougar Sports Breakfast a Success!

It was wonderful to see more than four hundred members of The Frisch School family at Sunday's Annual Sports Breakfast as we came together to show our pride in all of our Frisch athletes and coaches and our gratitude for the support they receive from parents. Not only was the event beautiful, but through our generous sponsors, over $20,000 was raised to benefit Athletics at Frisch!

 Each member of the audience was taken and impressed with Mayor Booker's interesting, amusing and ultimately inspiring talk. All of us at Frisch are so grateful to him for donating his time to be with us. Mayor Booker talked about his own personal growth experiences, from his youth in NJ, to his college football days at Stanford, to his introduction to Judaism that occured at Oxford University. We appreciate his gracious willingness to mingle with the students, parents and coaches after his remarks.  

Thank you for joining us at what was truly an inspiring morning.

Watch Mayor Booker's Speech below:

You can view a photo album of the Cougar Sports Breakfast on our Frisch School Facebook page by clicking on the image below. (A Facebook account is NOT necessary to view these pictures.)

Click on the image above to view our photo album of the Cougar Sports Breakfast. 

Did you know that you can see what is going on at Frisch on Facebook, WITHOUT HAVING A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT???

Committee Chairs
Janet Hod
Moshe Zwebner

Committee Members
Cindy Feigenblum
Ellen Finkelstein
Ellen Muss
Hank Reinhart
Sari Schiff
Simone Semer
Ari Weisbrot

Thank you to our Sponsors:
All Star
Janet and Lior Hod

Arianne and Moshe Weinberger

Shira '88 and Seth Levine
Batya and Nachman Paul

Amy and Josh Buchsbayew'96
Amy and Myron Eagle
Sheryl and Ernest Elias
Cindy '88 and David Feigenblum
Alisa '89 and Jonathan '89 Gellis
Lori and Kevin Lemmer
Janice and Saul Levine
Miriam and Daniel Michael
Deena and Gil Ottensoser
Aviva and Paul '87 Rolnick
Bryndie Tuchman and Nelson Tuchman

Susan and Tzvi Berman
Michele and Jeffrey Burbank
Tammy and Daniel Chesner
Leora '91 and Abie Cohen
Nancy and Eric Fremed
Marjorie and Dan Fried
Jeanette and Martin Heistein
Jerry and Laurie Kasdan
Tom Mandel
Zahava and Hank Reinhart
Sari and Robby Schiff
Jeany and Scott Schrier
Monica and Sandy Shapiro

Team Member
Allison and Elliot Adler
Shirley and Hadley Bach
Deborah '86 and Todd Baron
Abbie and Lawrence Cohen
Carolyn and Danny Diller
Michelle and David Gellman
Anne and Jerry Gontownik
Ellen and David Gruber
Elissa '90 and Michael '87 Katz
Claire and Ben Kershenbaum
Lily and Richard Langer
Cheryl and Lee Lasher
Jennifer and Fred Levine
Alisa and Stephen Levy
Ruth and Edward Lubat
Shelley and Robert Mendelow
Ellen and Michael Muss
Bibi and Dov Pavel
Channah and Stanley Potash
Sharon and David Rauch
Sharon and Gary Rubin
Chana Tova and Richard Scharlat
Jennifer and Elliot Schechter
Sara '80 and Richard Schlussel
Francine and Ari '86 Weisbrot

Special Thanks to our FPA volunteers for help with set up!

For more information about other sponsorship opportunities at The Frisch School, please contact Rachel Roth, Director of Development at or at (201)267-9100 ext.290.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Check It Out! The Frisch Online Auction is here!

 To see all the items available for your Bidding Pleasure
 The FPA auction is the ONLY FPA fundraiser each year. Every dollar is put directly back into Frisch to enhance the education of our children.
 Please peruse the Auction to find something exciting to bid on.
·       Fun and interesting Faculty Donations
·       Gift Cards and Services
·       Jewelry
·       Parking Spots for seniors
·       Shabbat at your favorite teachers homes
·       Sporting Goods
·       Sports Tickets
·       Tutoring
·       VIP seats to Shiriyah and Graduation
         AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!

 The auction is only open until Monday night, so bid NOW!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Links to the "Yoms" @FrischSchool

Some parents have emailed us that they did not receive the links sharing the sights and sounds of our Yom Ha-Zikaron and Yom Ha-Atzma’ut programs that Dr. Stein referred to in his posting. The links appear below.

Yom Hazikaron Links:
Photos of the Yom Ha-Zikaron Program: Yom Ha-Zikaron Photo Album Link

Video of the program

The speech by our alumnus Andy Eagle (‘08) about his experience in the IDF on Yom Hazikaron starts at 3:41 into the video.

Video we showed to the introduce the program from

Yom Ha-Atzma’ut Links:

Very Extensive Photo Album of Yom Ha-Atzma’ut Program/Chagiga/Barbecue: Yom Haatzmaut Photo Album Link

Short Video Clips from the dancing at the Chagiga. (Click on speaker on top left of each video to turn on sound.)

Girls Dancing

Boys Dancing

Girls With Flag

Boys with Flag

The Yoms @FrischSchool

I know that we’ve  already emailed links which share the sights and sounds of our Yom Ha-Zikaron and Yom Ha-Atzma’ut programs (and also that you are probably on email overload) but I thought I’d just send along a brief synopsis of the programs.

The highlight of the Yom Ha-Zikaron program, which was done with the participation of a delegation of students from Nahariya, was a talk by our alumnus, Andy Eagle (’08), a YU undergraduate who served in Tzahal after his year at yeshiva in Israel. Andy spoke movingly of two aspects of his time in the IDF. First, of the experience of meeting and establishing a relationship with the family of a fallen Chayal in his role as the soldier assigned to stand at his grave in the Har Herzl Military Cemetery on Yom Ha-Zikaron. Then he spoke of Moshe, a wonderful young man in Andy’s unit who was killed last year during a routine patrol at the Gaza border, a patrol that he and Andy had done together dozens of times.

Yom Ha-Atzma’ut began with a Tefillah Chagigit, including a thoroughly inspiring Hallel in which the entire student body participated beautifully and enthusiastically.  After breakfast and some typical Frisch shtick orchestrated by Rabbi Goldfischer and the Ivrit teachers Rabbi Goldfischer introduced the day’s theme--The role of the individual in making history—with an old newsreel (which I had never seen) of the ceremonies involving the transfer of Theodor Herzl’s remains to Israel and the burial on the then newly named Mount Herzl in the early fifties. Each grade then experienced in round robin succession four programs (in random order): 1. The students were shown an ancient film of the Halutzim draining malarial swamps as an introduction to two pivotal figures, A.D. Gordon, the spiritual force behind labor Zionism and the founder of HaPo'el HaTza'ir  and Eliezer Ben Yehuda,  the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era. 2. The question of dual loyalty, particularly as it concerned first-generation American Jews in the early days of the twentieth century, was presented through a speech by Justice Louis Brandeis, one of the earliest American Zionist leaders, to a group of Reform rabbis which for pedagogic reasons we portrayed as a speech to working class Jews on the Lower East Side and the subsequent dialogue with an immigrant who feared that espousal of Zionism would be seen as a lack of commitment to the United States. 3. The presentation of three very different positions about the possibility of a Jewish State: Ahad Ha’am’s advocacy of cultural, but decided non-religious, Zionism; Rav Elchanan Wasserman’s (what we would call today) Haredi approach which combined the conviction that the Redemption was to come only with the arrival of the Messiah and unwillingness to see secular Zionists as anything other than sinners; and the combination of religious orthodoxy and Zionism as advocated by Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines: the founder of Mizrahi. 4. An introduction to college campus advocacy which began with a video prepared by anti-Israel activists for “Israel Apartheid Week,” and a skit portraying a dialogue between an informed, pro-Israel college student and her roommate, a person who knew virtually nothing about the realities of the Middle East beyond the anti-Israel rhetoric and campaigns on campus. (Special thanks to Rabbi Goldfischer who created and coordinated the entire program and to Rabbis Feldman, Schachter, Bashist, Fleischmann, Jaffe, Ciner and Sher and to Mrs. Jacob and Mrs. Goldfischer who performed the various skits).

We concluded as we do each year with a wonderful outdoor barbecue out on the playing fields, supplied as always by the Frisch Parents Association.   

(What went wrong? The blue & white sheet cake we serve each year at breakfast on Yom Ha-atzma’ut didn’t arrive yesterday. But since yesterday was already a Nidkheh—that is that we were celebrating this year as decided in Israel on the 6th rather than the 5th of Iyar—we felt confident that it was also permissible to serve the cake this morning, just one more day late).

NOW THE COMMERCIAL: I cannot think of a better way to conclude the celebration than by signing up (I hope with your son or daughter) for the May 8 NORPAC Mission to Washington.   

-Dr. Kalman Stein

Monday, April 15, 2013

The FPA Online Auction is almost here! Bidding begins TOMORROW!

Is almost here!
 The bidding begins TOMORROW,
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8:00am!
To register & start previewing over 200 auction items, click here:
 If you haven’t been on this site before, you will need to create a username and password. It is a simple process.
 Proceeds directly benefit Frisch students by funding the many events and programming sponsored by the FPA throughout the year. We have GREAT items such as:
 § Airport Trips
§ Art Work
§ Camp Vouchers
§ Car Leasing Certificates
§ Challah Baking Classes
§ Concierge Services
§ Cookbooks
§ Design Consulting
§ eBay Store Certificates
§ Fashion Consulting
§ Grocery Certificates
§ Gym Memberships
§ Ice Skating Lessons
§ IPod Shuffles
§ Israel Hotels
§ Jewelry
§ Life Coaching Sessions
§ Limo Rides
§ Makeovers
§ Personal Training
§ Restaurant Certificates
§ Salon Certificates
§ Speech Writing
§ Sporting Good certificates
§ Sports Memorabilia
§ Tutoring
§ Ultimate Car Rides
§ Vacations
And, best of all; Frisch Teacher Surprises!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Please join us - Cougar Sports Breakfast

Guest Speaker
Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor, City of Newark
The Honorable Cory A.
The Honorable Cory A. Booker, 43, is the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, the largest city in the State of New Jersey. Mayor Booker is presently serving in his second term.

Elected with a clear mandate for change, Mayor Booker began work on realizing a bold vision for the City. Newark's mission is to set a national standard for urban transformation by marshalling its resources to achieve security, economic abundance and an environment that is nurturing and empowering for individuals and families.

Long before he became the mayor of Newark, Cory Booker was a Division I collegiate athlete, played tight end while an undergrad at Stanford University, and was selected to the All-Pac 10 Academic Team. As mayor, he started the innovative "Cory Booker Challenge," which uses a Facebook app to reward points to Newark residents every time they exercise.    

For more information, please contact: 
Rachel Roth
The Frisch School
201-267-9100 ext. 290
Please join us as we recognize the accomplishments of our athletes, the dedication of our coaches and the support of our Frisch parents at our Fourth Annual Sports Breakfast.  

Sunday, April 21, 2013  
Shacharit @ 8:30 AM
Breakfast @ 9:00 AM
at The Frisch School
$18.00 person
$54.00 per family
 Student Athletes and Coaches are complimentary

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
All Star $1,800.00
MVP $1,000.00
Coach $720.00
Captain $540.00
Fan $360.00
Team Member $118.00

Additional Information

Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities
RSVP required by April 18, 2013
Event Chairpeople
Janet Hod
Moshe Zwebner

The Abraham and Fela Kolat z''l Memorial Yom HaShoah Program this Monday at 10:30am

Please join The Frisch School Family for
The Abraham and Fela Kolat z''l Memorial Yom HaShoah Program
Monday April 8th, 2013
10:30 a.m.

The Frisch Yom HaShoah program has been dedicated in loving memory of Abraham and Fela Kolat z’l, parents of our librarian, Mrs. Beverly Geller.
The Kolats were Holocaust survivors from Poland. During the war, Mr. Kolat was held in seven different concentration camps, where he was forced to do hard labor with the constant fear of death. Mrs.Kolat was a slave laborer in Gleiwitz,a sub-camp of Auschwitz, from March,1942 to January,1945. She then was on the infamous Death March and was finally liberated in May, 1945. Almost all of their family members perished in the Holocaust.
Abraham and Fela married in 1947. After applying for immigration to both Palestine and the United States, they took the first way out of Germany and came to America in January, 1949. Despite their physical and emotional suffering and their lack of family support, money, or command of the English language, the Kolats were able to rebuild a life committed to Jewish values.
They raised their family (Mrs. Geller and her brother, David) in a home filled with Torah and mitzvoth. They worked long, hard days and were able to create a comfortable home for their family. Abraham and Fela were warm, loving people who doted on their grandchildren, three of whom attended Frisch. They were able to enjoy their family but never forgot those who perished.
It is our hope that the Frisch Yom HaShoah program will help keep alive the stories of Abraham and Fela Kolat and those of other Holocaust survivors so that their suffering and the loss of the Six Million will never be forgotten.