Friends of Rodeph Sholom School
Annual Report 2021–2022
This fall, RSS is happily making our way toward a new normal. We are gathering for curriculum nights, cocktail parties, Shabbat, and holiday celebrations. It has been wonderful to see many of you at in-person events, at Rodeph Sholom School and in people’s homes. Our always vibrant community is truly something to behold when we come together.
In 2021-2022, your generous gifts to the Annual Fund kept our community safe, while also enabling us to continuously improve our programming. The Annual Fund helped provide our students with access to up-to-date technology, like new laptops and smart boards; it supported our faculty with salary increases to account for inflation; and it supported our families by expanding tuition assistance. Your donations to the Annual Fund gave our children the incredible gift of days filled with learning, friends, and fun.
The Annual Fund team always says that every gift makes a difference. To that end, I am pleased to share that among our current parents, three grades reached 100% participation in the 2021-2022 Annual Fund: Mazal tov to our current 3s, Pre-K and 5th grades! I believe our community can do even better, and I look forward to seeing participation levels increase even further among all of our constituencies.
As you consider your 2022-2023 Annual Fund contribution, I hope you will join my family in making a gift that is meaningful to you. My thanks, once again, to each one of you. Your continued support and dedication enables Rodeph Sholom School to inspire today’s curious learners to become tomorrow’s purpose-driven leaders.
Jaime Horowitz P’23, ’26, ’32
Annual Fund Chair
Why every gift is important
Since its inception over 53 years ago, Rodeph Sholom School has been proud to have a strong culture of philanthropy. Our teachers and staff are invaluable in guiding our students through their early lives and adolescence, and our families and friends offer tremendous support, year after year, to make that work possible and to help our programs thrive.
Rodeph Sholom School’s operating budget relies on contributions to the Annual Fund. Your gift has a direct impact on all aspects of school life, including teacher salaries, library books, science equipment, and keeping our buildings and students safe. Your commitment to the Annual Fund allows our school to raise and educate strong, confident, Jewish leaders ready to face a complex world.
Your participation sets a tradition of giving and supports the next generation of RSS students while it positively impacts every current student, every day.
“We make it a priority to give back to the place we call home for our daughters. The values instilled in these children cannot be duplicated and the partnership that is fostered between the school administrators, faculty and its community is something that is indescribable. No matter the path our daughters take once they leave RSS, we know we will always make it a priority to give back to this wonderful institution.” – Gara Schwartz P’29, ’32