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Courtesy SULAM-LI
SULAM-LI’s mission is to teach Jewish children with special needs about their religious and cultural heritage. From left volunteer Harper Berman, student Shimon Sassoon and volunteer Matthew Goldstein played a card game.

SULAM-LI founder Harriet Gefan, the executive director of Congregation Sons of Israel and a SULAM board of director, said the school’s best advantage is that it a collaborative effort that crosses three Jewish denominations: Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist. “There is virtually one-on-one teaching, it’s an extremely comfortable, secure place,” Gefan said. “It really, absolutely fits each child’s needs and they bond with other children in the community and the parents come together.”

On Saturday, March 9, SULAM-LI will hold a fundraiser “Five Towns Got Talent,” where 13 residents will perform. A panel of judges — Kenny Gluck, Stuart Rauch and Jamie Lynn Wysocki — along with the audience will crown the winner.

Tickets for the show ($100 per person and $50 for students) and raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes such as two nights at the Carlton Hotel, tickets to a Yankee game, a professional photographic studio and jewelry are available by calling Stein at (516) 449-6678.

“It’s more fun than your typical Hebrew school,” Stein said about SULAM-LI, “and the kids are learning at the same time.”


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