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From The Voice of Her Students: In Memory of Mrs. Chaya Newman

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For me, the memories begin with one pink, sprinkled doughnut. Left on the new girls empty desk, five Septembers ago.

Chana Perline, Bruriah Class of 2013

I never had Mrs. Newman as a principal. But she created the safe and beautiful place, Bruriah, that I today call home.

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Bruriah High School will be hosting an Evening of Memorial and Commemoration in recognition of Mrs. Chaya Newman A”H’s legacy and contribution to the Jewish community on Sunday evening, December 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM at Bruriah High School – 35 North Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ.

Speakers will include Rav Elazar Mayer Teitz, Rav HaIr of Elizabeth, NJ and Dean of the Jewish Educational Center, Mrs. Newsman’s children, alumni, former colleagues, and there will be a special presentation. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge and it is open to the public.

Alumni are expected from across the tri-state area and due to many requests for it, there will be a live hook up to Eretz Yisroel.

For more information, please call (908) 355-4850 or email aabramov@thejec.org

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A Sarah Schenirer of our times, Mrs. Chaya Newman was a trailblazer in the field of women’s Jewish education. She inspired and guided thousands of students and fellow educators with the careful curriculum she created, and example she set. She had the rare gift of bringing out the best in her students, commanding respect while remaining as loving and accessible as a grandmother.

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