Spotlight on Cecilia! Cecilia’s favorite Kushner memory was senior Kumsitz on Shabbaton this year. She is going to miss the strong bonds that are formed with classmates and teachers the most. Cecilia was involved in the girls swim team, girls jv and varsity soccer as the goalie, mock trial and the debate team.
Jared’s favorite memory from Kushner is the senior year Shabbaton and spending the night at school for Sophomore Sleep-In. Jared is going to miss his teachers with whom he’s formed such strong relationships and he knows he could rely on them to help in both his academic and personal life. He loved serving as Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, being Chair of the Battle of the Bands Committee, and a member of the Mock Trial team.
Spotlight on Nava! Nava is going to miss all her friends and all the amazing
Faculty at RKYHS. She is proud that she was able to be involved in so many things that Kushner had to offer. She has been captain of the dance team, cross country, and track, was President of the drama club, was on choir and the tennis team. #SeniorSpotlight #RKYHSClassof2020 #CelebratingOurSeniors
Spotlight on Mendel! Mendel is going to miss the RKYHS faculty and students the most when he leaves school. Mendel has been at RKYHS for only 2 years, but is proud of the amount of technical laboratory skills he has acquired in addition to the scientific theory. Mendel has been part of the Track and Cross-country Team and the Volleyball team.
Spotlight on Joey! Joey was the captain of our school’s undefeated wrestling team. His favorite memories are cheering on his teammates at the many tournaments they competed in, and all the great successes that the team shared together. Joey is going to miss all of his great friends and wonderful teachers at RKYHS
Spotlight on Megan! Megan’s favorite memory from Kushner is the Shabbaton with everyone.
She was part of the Yearbook committee, SADD Committee and was co-captain of the Dance Team this year. Megan is going ot miss her teachers and the relationships she has created with them over the course of High School.
Spotlight on Josie! Josie’s favorite memory from RKYHS is the Saturday night senior circle at the school Shabbaton. When asked what she is going to miss the most from Kushner it is “not seeing the people i hold closest to my heart and are my family forever.” Josie is most proud of the girls Hockey undefeated seasons and championships and the friendships she has built up since kindergarten. During her time at Kushner, Josie was on the girls hockey team, girls volleyball team, guitar chug, and the Holocaust play.
Spotlight on Jeremy! Jeremy’s favorite memories from Kushner are the shabbatons. He is going to miss all of the faculty and my friends the most. Jeremy is most proud of his accomplishments on the wrestling team, he was on the Varsity Wrestling Team for all four years of high school.
Hannah’s favorite memory from Kushner was the school Shabbaton this year and AIPAC Policy Conference. She is going to miss her friends and her teachers the most after Graduation. She is proud of how hard she has worked, is President of Student Council, and has been involved in AIPAC, Girls Softball, and Habitat for Humanity during her time at RKYHS.
Spotlight on Jesse! Jesse’s favorite memories from RKYHS are shabbaton and the Memphis basketball tournament the team participated in. What he is going to miss the most from RKYHS is his friends. He is very proud of the upcoming graduation. Jesse has been involved in the soccer, basketball, and golf teams while at school.
Spotlight on Julia! When Julia was asked what she is going to miss the most about Kushner, it is the feeling of being like a family. She added “I have been in Kushner since the beginning and I have grown up with most of the kids in my grade and I feel that we all have a connection to each other.” Her favorite Kushner memory is the senior kumzitz, it really brought the grade together and was a very meaningful experience that she was able to share with her grade.
Spotlight on Dalia! Dalia’s favorite memory from RKYHS was Kushner Cup her junior year. She is going to miss seeing her friends every day. During her time at RKYHS she was involved in Habitat for Humanity, Blood Drive Committee, and the girls softball team.
Spotlight on Maya! Maya’s favorite Kushner memory is going to school with her friends for 13 years! She specifically loved shabbaton senior year. Maya is going to miss the closeness with her friends and seeing them everyday. In her time at RKYHS Maya was involved with the Hockey Team, Habitat for Humanity, and Blood Drive Committee.
Spotlight on Maya! Maya’s favorite Kushner memory from high school is from the senior girls’ shabbaton, especially when everyone started singing all of the songs from the Kushner plays from the JKHA years! She will miss the familiar halls and the amazing faculty who have been great role models and inspirations for her. Maya was Editor-in-Chief for the Yearbook, captain of the soccer, swim, and volleyball teams, co-President of Jewish Life Committee, and layout editor for the Voice newspaper.
Spotlight on Hannah! Hannah is going to miss the teachers and the warm environment in Kushner the most. During her time at RKYHS, Hannah played on the girls basketball and hockey teams, was involved in AIPAC, served as the head of the Sharsheret group at school, and was the head of the girls modest fashion show (which was cancelled this spring, but would’ve been amazing!)
Spotlight on Nathan! Nathan’s favorite RKYHS memory is “running through the halls singing on the top of our lungs on Purim.” Nathan is going to miss being in such a warm environment where you know you can turn to anyone if you need help. Nathan is most proud of how far he has come throughout his years in Kushner. During his time at RKYHS, Nathan was goalie of the Hockey Team, President of AIPAC, and a member of the Sports Management Club and Baseball Team.
Spotlight on Eli! Eli’s favorite memories from Kushner are all the Tiyul Beit Sifri trips, especially the one his senior year. The student lounge is a favorite place of his to hang out in RKYHS. Eli is going to miss being with the friends that he has made during his time at Kushner.
Sophie’s favorite Kushner memory is the Senior girls shabbaton in Passaic. She will miss the school’s warmth and friendliness, and the teachers’ dedication and commitment to their students. She is so grateful for all of the wonderful friendships she has made at RKYHS. While at RKYHS, SophieI was involved in the Jewish Life Committee, the Kushner Voice school newspaper, and the tennis team.
Spotlight on Eliana! The things Eliana will miss most about Kushner is walking into school everyday, walking in the halls, and all of the fun activities and trips. Favorite Kushner memories are when she first came to the school in seventh grade, her first day of high school, and all of the fun and crazy stuff over the four years. Eliana is most proud of growing and gaining so much knowledge from all of her teachers. She was involved in the Liaison Committee and Torah Bowl.
Spotlight on Grace! Some of the things that Grace will miss most about Kushner are her friends, shabbatons, how open and welcoming the teachers and administration are, and how close every student is with not only their grades, but other grades as well. Her favorite Kushner memory was the senior shabbaton kumzitz on Friday night “my entire grade was sitting together singing and banging so loudly on the table as other grades, teachers, and administration joined us.”
Spotlight on Josh! Josh’s favorite Kushner memories are winning baseball trophies, going to sports tournaments, and this year’s shabbaton. He will miss the comfort and familiarity of walking into the Kushner building. He adds that “I recognize now that Kushner has helped me not only in making some of my closest friends and growing personally and academically, but also through helping me find my true interests for when I leave school.” He will also miss the kids from other grades that I am friends with from sports teams and other places. He is proud of how he has grown personally during his time at school and feels he’s on a good path to follow for what to do in college and in life inside and outside the classroom, “and for this I will be forever indebted to the school.” Josh was captain of the basketball, baseball and outdoor soccer teams, and also enjoyed being part of clubs like newspaper where he was senior editor, Muslim Jewish Exchange where hewas president, and performing in and helping run Battle of the Bands.
Spotlight on Devora! Devora has a lot of favorite memories from her years at Kushner, but one that stands out is Shabbaton this past year. The seniors led a tisch that was unforgettable. “We all felt united as we were singing songs and banging on the tables together one last time.”
Devora was on the girls varsity hockey team all four years, and was captain her junior and senior years. Devora was also a member of the Battle of the Bands committee and the Muslim Jewish Exchange Program.