PTA MISSION and PURPOSE
As parents, we all support our children with their education. As the PTA, we work collaboratively to support the faculty, staff, parents and most importantly our SIHA children through many events, programs and volunteer opportunities. We are dedicated to securing an excellent education for our children and supporting the values of our school. Together we can ensure that every child succeeds. It is a wonderful opportunity as parents to get involved, enriching SIHA, while making a difference in the lives of our children. Volunteering not only gives us a chance to directly
impact the success of our many projects, but it helps build friendships with other parents as well. Through our many different fundraising events, the funds raised have helped enhance our school
in so many ways. SIHA PTA sponsors several events that strengthen the SIHA community and the educational partnership between home and school. In addition to book fairs, teachers’ and staff appreciation, creating SIHA’s own library, purchasing various school supplies, helping organize fundraising events and social outings, we also partake in majority of school organized events. Other examples include transportation for trips when yellow busing is not available, venue rental for Mother’s day and Victory day concert, various workshops for kids including Matza and Challah baking, Purim party, Chanukah cookies for kids and Chanukah concert decorations, items for classrooms such as a rug for the Kindergarten classroom, end of year BBQ, end of year school trip, staff appreciation night, lice checks and many other smaller yet significant things that help grow our school and community while enriching our kids. SIHA PTA also supports parties that take place for the whole Staten Island Community. These programs connote a sense of belonging amongst our students and their parents. In order to be successful, we know that the support and involvement of parents, the faculty and staff, as well as our community is of utmost importance. We urge you to show your commitment and become a member of the PTA team. Participating in the PTA is fun and easy and can positively impact both your child’s and your own SIHA experience. Share your good ideas, your energy, your time and talent, help your school and have fun in the process! If you cannot join the team, participate in the numerous events and programs. Your participation might be that of a committee member, volunteer, class mom or dad or merely as an attendee. Whatever level of participation you select, your time and involvement will certainly be appreciated.
PTA is always looking for suggestions and ideas, so please feel free to contact us via email
Luba Sheynfeld– School Nurse
Stella Goldengur - Culinary Board Lead
Was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and immigrated to US with her family in 1993. After successful completion of middle school and high school
(Nefesh Academy and James Madison), she attended NYU Stern School of Business and graduated with Honors BS in Finance & Information Systems. Currently, Stella is working at a leading global financial services company as a Global Client Metrics manager and together with her husband is raising two beautiful boys, one of whom is a SIHA student. Stella has fond memories of all Jewish holidays from her childhood and cherishes all the values and principles her parents and educators instilled in her. Hence, she truly believes in SIHA, which provides rigorous secular education as well as moral and ethical development through its Jewish curriculum, which is instrumental to the successful future of our
children. Stella has been a Culinary Board Lead in the past three years with our Parent Teacher Association.
Was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and immigrated to US with her family in 1995. After attending JEC and Bruriah High School for five years she has successfully learned Hebrew literacy as well as Jewish History and biblical studies which are instilled in her life today. Dina has graduated
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and immediately started working for one of the top Investment Banks, Morgan Stanley as a Financial Analyst. Currently, she works for JP Morgan Chase as a Subject Matter Expert for Finance & Risk Operations overseeing timeliness, completeness and accuracy of the data on behalf of Finance & Risk. Together with her husband Ilya Sandler, who is an Immunology Product Specialist, she has joined the PTA committee in hopes to provide support to teachers/administrators, and adhere to the warm and educational environment that SIHA has to offer to every student in the school. Dina and Ilya have one daughter in
kindergarten this year, and hope that her younger siblings will join the SIHA family in the following years B"H. They strongly believe in SIHA's vigorous and engaging curriculum, high moral discipline and importance of Jewish education.